Northwest Stories

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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Laughlin River Run 2016 – Part 2

Music & Mayhem, Burros & Burnouts – 2016 Laughlin River Run delivers again Story & Photos- Pastor Fred Z We once again had an amazing time at Laughlin River Run! This is our “13th notquite- Annual Invasion of the River Run” – as Esther and I got married there in 2002. We missed one year (closing escrow on our home in 2008) – so it was actually our ...

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Laughlin River Run 2016 – Part 1

Story & Photos by Tom Christian The time had come to start organizing myself and get ready to hit the big highway to the little city of Laughlin for the 34th Annual River Run. Settling on where to stay was a story in itself in my quest to cover the River Run and enjoy my time there. I called an old friend who ...

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