Northwest Stories

ROAD TEST: 2016 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Ultra Review

Story and Photos: Koz Mraz Harley’s collection of limited-production Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models, aka “big wheels, big paint, big motors, big price” with factory warranties for 2016 are the CVO Limited, CVO Road Glide Ultra and CVO Street Glide. Harley says that owners of its Road Glide and Road Glide Special models ride the most miles per year of ...

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Easy Writer: Scripting an American Road Trip

I’ve written a lot of stories in my time; everything from movie scripts, TV screenplays to song lyrics. As a Moto-Journalist I’ve traveled Hong Kong to Hollywood filling pages with photos and prose. Usually struggling with traditional writing conventions, I have no plot, no theme, no storyline; just an endless ribbon of road that unfolds before me. Yeah, we’re going ...

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The 34th Annual Oyster Run: A Beautiful Sun Shiny Day in Anacortes

By Diana Olmstead The 34th annual Oyster Run took place on Sunday, September 27th. The morning started off a bit overcast and chilly but within a few short hours it became a beautiful sun shiny day in Anacortes, WA. The Quick Throttle crew actually rolled in the night before and settled into The Fidalgo Country Inn, located at the junction ...

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Rest in Peace Full Throttle Saloon

Photos by Perry & Traci As many of you know, the iconic Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis burned to the ground early this month, caused by a faulty electrical cord near the bar. The loss was estimated at $10 million but much of the insurance had shifted to cover the rental cabins, which actually still remain. Owner Michael Ballard says ...

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Children’s Ride 20th Anniversary

By Diana Olmstead On Sunday, August 23rd the Quick Throttle staff hopped on our bikes bright and early to make our way to Destination Harley-Davidson in Tacoma where riders were meeting up to take part in the much anticipated Children’s Ride 20. After a brisk hour and a half ride we pulled into the dealership at about 8:30am. After we ...

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2015 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead I awoke on a beautiful Saturday morning in August, it was the 22nd to be exact; I was pumped up to hop on my bike and take a nice little ride to Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey, WA. Of course any time I’m headed to the Harley shop I’m happy… it’s like an adult candy ...

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75th Sturgis Rally 2015 “A Monster”

The biggest bike rally in America By Perry and Traci, Photos by Rusty Childress To say this years 75th annual Sturgis rally was bigger than last year’s would be an understatement. “Under” by about 300,000 from last year. This years rally had huge crowds, and long lines. But there were ways to get around the crowds and big lines. Traci and I arrived, late Saturday night ...

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Victory Motorcycles for 2016

Victory : Empulse® TT New for 2016 is the Victory  Empulse TT. Built on the same platform that set an American lap speed record at the 2015 Isle of Man TT race, the Empulse accelerates up to 100+ MPH and charges in just 3.9 hours.  The Empulse TT has the fastest battery charging speed and greatest lean-angle in its class, ...

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Indian Motorcycle 2016

By MD After setting a blistering pace bringing six all new models to market over the past two years, Indian for 2016 is a year of refinement, improvement and adjustment. Indian has increased its efforts to give the American V-Twin rider clearer choices and more options in what we see as a more focused line-up with greater price flexibility. Added to a wider ...

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Run 21

Bikers Took Notice of the Party in Otis! Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Diana, Robin Hudson & Jason Eck On Friday, July 24th, the Quick Throttle crew saddled up to make our way to one of the oldest and largest old school motorcycle campouts in Oregon – Run 21! For the 2nd year in a row, the event was held in the ...

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