Northwest Stories

Mild to Wild Show

TACOMA, WA — This past April saw the 18th staging of what has become “THE” indoor show to attend in western Washington. It was also the last one for its long time creator, owner and promoter, Chas Marten. He retired the day after the show ended. Not to worry as he sold the show to a long time employee and ...

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Northwest H-D Bike Giveaway

WRITTEN BY DIANA OLMSTEAD Northwest Harley-Davidson started the month of May off with a promotional bang! “The friendliest shop on the west coast” was filled to the brim with hundreds of anxious ticket holders who had entered NWHD’s 2008 Anniversary Edition Dyna Wide Glide Giveaway! As the clock was counting down to the big announcement, it gave everyone time to ...

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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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