Southwest Stories

Southwest Christmas

Southwest Christmas: What a Bunch of Merry Events By Wild Bill Again in this wonderful city of Tucson in the land of Arizona, where the temperatures on any given day we choose to ride are just beyond belief. This year we had three Santa Clause events that were on the top of the list. Two that I have attended in ...

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High Seas Rally 2012

High Seas Rally 2012: 10th Anniversary By Lisa Dalgaard – Pics by Lisa and CD View the High Seas Rally 2012 photo gallery here! HSR Raises $330,000 towards the HOHS Dialysis Fund. If you’ve been reading Quick Throttle for a few years, you’ve probably read our past coverage of one of the most unique biker rallies in the world. 10 years ...

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2013 Victory Cross Country Tour

2013 Victory Cross Country Tour Story: Gary Koz Mraz Photos: Ron Sinoy Let’s talk about me. I consider myself an artist, writer, painter and composer. I spend serious time at these endeavors and inevitably the tools I use are critical to the project’s outcome. Similarly I spend serious saddle time motorcycling and the tools at my disposal also determine the journey’s outcome. The 2013 Victory Cross ...

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Man and Machine: Von Braun Exhaust

Man and Machine: Von Braun Exhaust   Von Braun Exhaust’s newest Special Projects Division bike focuses on one thing: The magic of motorcycle riding. “A lot of what this bike is about is distillation,” explains Charlie Giordano, Von Braun’s owner and the builder of the bike he calls “John Henry.” “I wanted to create a motorcycle that emphasizes the emotions, ...

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American Heat – 2012

American Heat – 2012 Story and photos by Ray Seidel American Heat returned to Palm Springs this year for another 3-day weekend, Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21. (So one COULD squeeze in both this and Love Ride with some planning). I’ve been to American Heat previously, and will spend the weekend there this time. These street fairs, I ...

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Veterans Tribute Ride & Family Festival

Veterans Tribute Ride (And Family Festival) Digger Dave, Photos: Digger View the Veterans Tribute Ride Gallery here! Up where I live in the northern part of Phoenix, Nov. 10th dawned a little on the cold side, yep.. cold.. in Arizona. Luckily with a KSU of 2:30pm I thought it would warm up enough to not have to gear up in ...

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2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob

2013 Street Bob Words / Photos: Heath “The Chief” Cofran Additional Photos: Scooter-pro Morning cup of coffee, hot and roasted as the steam rises through the morning sun coming in the window, it’s another amazing day to get out and pick up another motorcycle to give a good week’s test ride. Made in USA has really lost so much of ...

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FINALLY: “We are Rolling Again”

FINALLY: “WE ARE ROLLING AGAIN” By Wild Bill After what has seemed like forever, a few events have started trickling out around the Southwest. I know they say because of the heat, or the economy or it’s just not like it used to be? We seemed to have dried up for a period of time. Now that I have been ...

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“It Takes (More Than) A Village”…. the LA Ride For Autism

“It Takes (More Than) A Village”…. the LA Ride For Autism Story by Randy Twells; Photos- RT & Jennifer Wicks The 5th Annual LA Ride For Autism got started at Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson early the morning of August 4th this year, and even in a busy ride season this was not to be missed for the 300 riders /500+ total people ...

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First Look: The 2013 Anniversary Road King

FIRST LOOK: The 2013 Anniversary Road King By Art Hall, Photos by Art Hall and Roger Heffley It’s all about finding the happy medium in just about everything we do. With regards to motorcycling for me, the happy medium is somewhere between a bone shaking rigid and an over the top reverse geared Goldwing that would be a car if ...

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