Tag Archives: 2008

ROAD TEST: 2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster Custom “Fatster” Review

By Koz Mraz I recently rode a 2008 Harley Fat Bob and I was very impressed. Personally, I liked everything about this bike. Fat 130 front and 180 rear tires, comfy seat, drag bars, Tommy gun pipes and yes even the dual headlamps. They got it right and I guess I’m not alone. Officially released in August 2007, James Clark, ...

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2008 – A Special Thank You from Santa Joe Sullivan

thrilled when Quick Throttle Magazine offered me the opportunity to write about this year’s Toy Run and express my gratitude. On December 6 10,000+ motorcyclists attended the 31st annual event. Cash donations have exceeded $12,000 along with truckload after truckload of toys that will benefit the Salvation Army’s Toy n Joy program. This event would not have been as successful ...

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2008 International Motorcycle Show, Seattle WA

  The huge International Motorcycle Show made its usual December appearance in Seattle this year and once again brought with it freakish foul weather and weirdness! The show which runs over three days is a traveling carnival of all things motorcycle including on road, off road, ATVs, touring bikes, accessories, motor clothes and vendors galore. This year we noticed that ...

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2008 Colorado Springs Toys for Tots

by Roadking As an avid motorcyclist for the past 25 years, I can’t tell you how many charity runs I have attended. Like you, Toy Runs are one of my favorites for a number of reasons. I guess there’s just something about bundling up and heading out in the cold weather on a mission to do something good. Also, the ...

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Women Who Ride – Verlea

Girls Just Wanna Have Bling By Linda Dahl Verlea is a cool chick I met at the Harley dealership a while back and when I saw this bike, I just had to get the rest of the story. She is married with a large blended family. Her baby is 10 and a really great kid. Her husband is VP of ...

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Almont Run 2008

July 19th, 2008: All event organizers know the routine… You set the date, make all the necessary plans, and come the week before, you’re glued to the TV to see what the weather man is going to predict for the event. But considering how this year’s weather has played out around the Midwest, even the weather man can’t seem to ...

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2008 Bakersfield Thunder Run

Bakersfield Thunder Run

By Art Hall Some events I look forward to more than others and this is one of the more “look forwards,” the Fourth Annual Bakersfield Thunder Run, presented by Backroads Choppers. MY first thoughts go to the ride down the ‘other’ side of the Grapevine and brace for the ‘how hot is it’ surprise. Well this year it wasn’t blast ...

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2008 Rip’s Bad Ride Bike Games

Rip’s BAD Ride XI was held at Oak Canyon Park on the 8th of June 2008. The B.A.D Ride was started in Southern California by Rip Rose, a biker and photojournalist for Easyriders, who wanted to bring the biker nation together in the fight against diabetes. Today, that dream is a reality. Rip died of diabetes. He had such an ...

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Rip’s Bad Ride

Story by Art Hall Photos by Art Hall & Pete Alva I have been contemplating a lot lately motorcycling, motorcycle events and the general condition of the industry. I have come to the not so remarkable conclusion that I cannot continue to attend the myriad of shows, runs, ride ins, and fund raisers without bringing something to the party. It ...

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2008 Arizona Bike Week: Part 2

BY LINDA DAHL Some of you may be asking why we are still covering Arizona Bike Week. Well, to answer your question, when you throw an 11-day party it’s hard to put it all in one issue. The thing about Arizona Bike Week is that there is something for everyone! If you are looking for a party, if you prefer ...

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