Rocky Mountain Stories

6th Annual Joker’s Wild Ride

The 2007 Joker’s Wild Realities Ride & Poker brought bikers together to give abused and neglected children a voice that roared on Sunday, May 27th. Raising over $41,000 in emergency funding, bikers from all over state and as far as Alaska came together to ride against childhood abuse. Donations from this event benefited the Realities For Children Emergency Fund, serving ...

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Veteran’s Rally Receives Honors

Salute to American Veterans Rally Receives Honors from Governor Ritter In a proclamation dated thirteenth day of June 2007, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. has officially proclaimed August 17 through 19, “American Veterans Rally Days in Colorado. “We are extremely honored by the Governor’s proclamation.” Said Chris Mauter, Committee Chairman for the Salute to American Veterans Rally. “This recognition really ...

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I Went to the Laughlin River Run & Didn’t Get Shot

By Robert Sweeney Photos by Pete Alva And neither did anyone else there. Yet, for days leading up to the event, all during the event and for days after the event, the so-called “news” media kept reminding everyone that 5 years ago there was a deadly shootout between rival outlaw motorcycle clubs in one of the casinos in Laughlin, which, ...

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Biker for President

Former governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson, officially announced his candidacy for president on April 4th, in Des Moines, Iowa. Thompson served as governor for 14 years before stepping down to become Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bush Cabinet, where he served for four years. He was a member of the Wisconsin legislature from 1967 to 1987, the ...

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Quick Throttle Magazine Expo 2007

2nd Annual Totally-Biased Review by CD & Lisa Dalgaard Pics By Pete Alva, Oso, Mikes Sayer, Randy Twells and Linda Dahl Sun, Fun, Bikes, Music, and (one of my favorite things to do) Shopping. That’s why almost 4,000 attendees came to the 2nd Annual Quick Throttle Expo on St. Patty’s Day weekend, March 17th and 18th. Ok so, this was ...

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ROAD TEST: Big Bear Chopper

It’s been a long winter. No really. Lots of people say that, but, more snowstorms have battered Colorado and have left an inch of snow on the ground, in the Denver Metro area, continuously, for the longest amount of time since, like, 1908. Believe me, for anybody who likes motorcycles, more specifically, the act of riding their motorcycle, these past ...

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The Radial Motorcycle

STORY & PHOTOS BY BERNIE TYRRELL One night in a bar while sketching on a napkin, (a picture of said napkin complete with beer stain is included), John Levey and his two friends/Partners, Chet Thomas and Tim Deml of the Rapid City, SD area who work in the Medical field doing repair to medical equipment such as X-ray machines, came ...

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Lessons from an Old Biker

Four wheels move the body.  Two wheels move the soul. Life may begin at 30, but it doesn’t get real interesting until  about 60 mph! You start the game of life with a full pot o’ luck and an empty pot o’ experience… The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck. If ...

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Carroll Shelby and Rucker Performance

  TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE AMERICAN PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE Shelby Automobiles, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK) and Rucker Performance unveiled a limited production Shelby motorcycle at the Cincinnati V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 2, 2007.  This incredible high performance American motorcycle, which rivals the power to weight ratio of the famed Shelby Cobra ...

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Harley-Davidson Introduces XL 1200N Nightster

Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycles get a burst of adrenaline with the launch of the new XL 1200N Nightster. With a wicked combination of exceptional performance, unique design and a low seat height, the Nightster has a gritty, urban feel offering a sharp ride for the street. Blending the seat height and mid-mount controls with the powerful torque of the rubber-mounted Evolution ...

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