Southwest Featured Stories

The 9-11 Healing Field: A Day of Remembrance

by Tracy Smiles The morning started out earlier than most mornings, with the alarm clock going off at around 3:30am. Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and wondering why I’m waking up at such an early hour, I smell the perking of the coffee from the pot in the kitchen. Then I remember. This is the morning of probably ...

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Rallying in Reno – Riding Northern Nevada

Street Vibrations Spring Rally, Reno & Virginia City Story by Dana Lee “Irish Flame” Fruend; Photos by Flame & Kevin Levezu It is early June and time once again for the Street Vibrations Spring Rally. This year Randy Burke has taken the party to downtown Reno and Chester’s Harley Davidson. Thursday night my hubby Ed and I are off to the Street Vibrations VIP party at ...

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The Beast of Arizona Riding

Story and photos by Rusty Childress Arizona is typically a devil of a place to ride in the summer due to the threat of dehydration and excessive heat. It’s a beastly hot mess for riders unless you ride the desert at night or are lucky enough to get up into the mountains of the Mogollon Rim or Flagstaff. By far the best cool ...

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Choptown Camparound

By Angela Conner – Black Leather, Braids and a Bandana Standing there staring at the painting from many different angles I finally decided to touch the canvas and before I knew it I had been absorbed into the brushstrokes of the image.  It was as if I had literally stepped into a David Mann original as I walked around the campground ...

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2014 Arizona Bike Week

by Smiles ~~ just because Photos by Rusty Childress, Smiles, Digger Dave, Perry ‘n Traci, and Angela Conner THIS is my favorite event of the year. This is one of the things that I work towards, live for, and dream about all year long. Arizona Bike Week!   Arizona Bike Week 2014 proved to be the biggest and the baddest of ...

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Phoenix Wounded Vets Run – “They Fought, We Ride”

by Smiles March 1, 1014 marked the day of the First Annual Phoenix Wounded Vets run.  This run was adopted and inspired by the Boston Wounded Vets run, led by Andrew Biggio.   Boston started this run in 2011 with 1 wounded Vet as the Honoree, and this year there will be 3 different veterans being honored and over 4000 motorcycles ...

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QT Writer Perry Nelson on The Travel Channel’s “Sturgis Raw”

Post by Perry Nelson.

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2013 Rocky Point Rally

Rocky Point Rally

By Perry & Traci Nelson • Photos by George Childress, Perry & Traci Nelson Traci and I had no idea what was in store for us when we were asked to cover the Rocky Point Rally for Quick Throttle Magazine last weekend. With everything from beautiful sunsets, beautiful beaches, beautiful resorts to best of all: the beautiful people of Rocky ...

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The Four Corners Rally

Story and Photography by Rusty Childress View the Four Corners Rally gallery! This year was the 21th annual Four Corners Motorcycle Rally in the town of Ignacio Colorado, celebrating its centennial this year. Ignacio is located a few miles northeast of the point where Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah meet. It is the only place in the U.S. where four states meet and where 5000 ...

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Street Vibrations Spring Rally

Story & Photos by Randy Twells View the Street Vibrations gallery! The wide open spaces of Northern Nevada in springtime! —just getting there is a treat, as usual on my route on old Highway 395 heading up through California’s Owens Valley, past Mono Lake, Bridgeport, Walker River, Topaz Lake on the Nevada line, traversing Washoe and Carson Valley areas, the scenery in all changing ...

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