Northwest Stories

ROAD TEST: Unleashing the Pitbull

By CD OK, I promise that’s the last cheesy canine reference I’ll make. Well I’ll try at least. You see I’m pretty darn happy with my 2005 Big Dog Chopper, and throwing a leg over that one and firing it up, still makes me wanna growl a little, or make guttural, primal Tim-the-Tool Man sounds when running it through the ...

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Brian Mitchell Bike Build

BY QUINT After building award winning and famous motorcycles for the late Russ Tom and Downtown Harley, Brian Mitchell is back building bikes again. When Downtown Harley was sold a couple of years ago Brian Mitchell went on to greener pastures at SteelDreams in Burlington, WA. Brian was fulfilling his duties as General Manager for awhile when the owner, Gregg ...

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2008 Band of Brothers MS Run

Sometimes living and riding in western Washington can be pretty unpredictable weather-wise. Such was the case on March 29th when the Band of Brothers 5th Annual Poker Run to benefit a cure for Multiple sclerosis took place. These diehard riders rode thru sun, rain, snow, hail and bitter cold to raise over $2,000 for the cause. Joining them were riders ...

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Tom Noll, Cover Artist

An avid rider, this native Midwesterner is as much dedicated to creating massive paintings that elicit wide smiles from passionate fans of his rock portrayals, as he is getting on his Harley for a two week U.S. cross country adventure. The Harleys have the leading focus of attention nine months of the year, but the paintings are his inspiration year ...

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Henderson Memorial Run

You can ride on motorcycle runs that are considered fun, or you can ride on the Steve Henderson Memorial Run which is a BLAST! This ride by far has been the best run I have participated in for 2007. Not saying that the trip to Yosemite Ca., the several poker runs, or all the rides my wife and I have ...

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Dick Cross, Bronze Bike Artist

When Terry DeSpain creator and co-coordinator of the Bronze Bike Rally in Joseph, OR was looking for a name and theme for the as yet unnamed rally, he did not have to look very far. In fact the name and theme were right down the street from Terry’s office in the form of local bronze sculptor and rider, Dick Cross. ...

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New H-D Cross Bones

MILWAUKEE (January 19, 2008) – The new Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones cuts the aggressive profile of an authentic custom bobber, but with some dark twists that deliver a wickedly fun and emotional riding experience. The new Softail model was announced tonight at The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA. With the retro look of a Springer front end and other ...

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Biker Benevolence

Written by Diana Olmstead Some of the readers might be wondering what is biker benevolence, what does it mean…? According to the dictionary there is no actual definition of what a biker is. This is not much of a surprise to me because I have learned that bikers come in all shapes, sizes, sexes and backgrounds. The dictionary does have ...

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Remembering My Friend: Evel Knievel

By Arlin Harmon One of the great things about the sport of motorcycles is the unique people you meet. I’ve been thinking about one person in particular I met in the late 60’s. He became a good friend. He’s gone now, but left memories that won’t be forgotten. He was one of those special personalities. Wild and crazy like a ...

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Evel Knievel

The story broke Friday afternoon, Nov. 30: “Evel Knievel Dead.” That line could have been written, perhaps should have been written almost 40 years ago and then again over the ensuing 15 years after any one of a dozen spectacular crashes. Instead it was written as Evel passed away of natural causes in Florida at age 69. Proof positive that ...

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