Northwest Stories

Harley & the Davidsons

Story by Ray Seidel, Photos courtesy of Discovery Channel “Living by your own rules” 1903. We all know that date – the year Harley-Davidson was born, and the year this story begins in this three two-hour miniseries. Keeping in mind this is a docudrama, NOT a documentary, this is an exciting ride through the first three decades of American motorcycling. ...

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THOUSANDS ATTEND THE BIKERS AT THE BEACH MOTORCYCLE RALLY!

By Robin Hudson Anyone who knows me knows that I love going to the beach and I love riding motorcycles with my husband and our friends. So when I heard that there was a new motorcycle event “Bikers at the Beach” taking place in the center of town at Ocean Shores I couldn’t wait to check it out! We rolled ...

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Sturgis 2016

“If you don’t have fun it’s your own damn fault” Story by Geri Cidot; Photos-GC & as noted* That was the message another solo female rider I met at Sturgis received in response to her text to a friend the morning after arriving. When the surrealism of being at this huge event alone was overwhelming, she starting crying at breakfast. ...

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Sturgis ’16

More Than Bikers, Babes and Beer Story by Ray Seidel, photos by Ray Seidel and courtesy of the Buffalo Chip INTRODUCTION Well, I’ve never been to Sturgis and wanted to find out what it’s all about, so this year I made the trip. Of course I’ve seen bits here and there on TV, but I was in for a big ...

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Pendleton Bike Week & Three Dog Night Bring Joy to the World!

By Diana Olmstead On Tuesday, July 19th, the Quick Throttle crew left Olympia, WA and rode 6 hours to Pendleton Oregon to attend the 2nd Annual Pendleton Bike Week. The event started the next day at noon at the Pendleton Convention Center.  We rolled into the parking lot at 2:00pm and it was already filled with a great assortment of ...

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ROAD TEST: 2016 Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition Review

In 1947 the Bell X-1 was the world’s first airplane to break the sound barrier. Piloted by Chuck Yeager, this icon of mankind’s need-for-speed hangs forever frozen at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Victory, in honor, named their new Magnum, “The X-1 Stealth” claiming the “Loudest Victory Bagger” ever built. Designed for serious music and motorcycle fans, Victory drops the sonic bomb with a ...

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The Hollister Experience

Story & Photos by Geri Cidot When the decision was made to go to the Hollister Independence Rally for the 4th of July weekend, I really didn’t know what to expect. I read about some of the history of the Independence Rally and if you web search Hollister Rally you will find multiple articles of the infamous 1947 Hollister motorcycle ...

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Eastside Harley-Davidson’s New Dealership Grand Opening Party

By Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson  On Saturday July 9th Eastside Harley-Davidson in Bellevue, WA held a spectacular Grand Opening Party to celebrate their official opening at their new location! If there’s one thing this dealership knows how to do it’s to throw a great party! The party started at 1pm and went until 9pm. When the Quick Throttle crew ...

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2016 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

By Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson This year Northwest Harley-Davidson shook things up and held their 19th Annual Big Bad Bike Show in the month of June! In past years it had taken place at the end of the August. Having their Big Bad Bike Show in June was a great way to keep their event fresh and kick-off the ...

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2016 Indian Springfield – Part 2

Living with the Springfield. Story and photos by Ray Seidel A quick recap of my first impressions of the new Indian Springfield (Part 1, May issue) – this is a work of art. Not only is it a beautiful motorcycle, the bike is loaded right out of the box with about everything you’d want. Windshield, hard bags with remote lock, highway bars front and rear, plus passenger ...

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