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Kicking off Spring Northwest H-D Style

There are many ways to usher in Spring, but a party is always a fun way By JD Gore and Jody Davison   One thing we should be able to agree on is that spring weather is fickle. The saying that “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes” is the epitome of the Northwest. We get plenty of ...

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ABATE of Washington 41st annual Spring Opener, June 27-30

Hello to all our motorcycling friends! We invite you to come party and help us celebrate our 41st Annual Spring Opener! Bring your friends, get away from the daily grind and enjoy this fun, exciting, old school biker campout! Spring Opener is held at Silver Ridge Ranch in Easton, Washington, which is seventy miles east of Seattle off I-90. Take ...

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Women Who Ride 2019

California and Southwest Editions: Northwest Edition:  

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Abate of Washington Raises the Bar at Swap Meet

The Abate Swap Meet in Monroe, WA was a blockbuster event. From the people attending to the vendors, a success was in the making from the get go. By JD Gore and Jody Davison I checked the weather repeatedly all week and Jody confirmed every dreary report. Rain was in the forecast, and so to better protect our equipment we ...

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Eagle Leather Showing Off

The runway and models were the center of attention at a recent motorcycle event, something you don’t hear too often. By JD Gore and Jody Davison Up in Lakewood, Washington is a 22,000 sq ft leather goods superstore of sorts, called Eagle Leather. What is there cannot be described as easily as just a store. The amount of highly sought ...

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Black Thursday

By Brian Lange, Legislative Affairs Officer, ABATE of Washington Photos by Brian Lange/ABATE of WA By the time you read this, ABATE of Washington’s annual ‘Black Thursday’ legislative advocacy day January 17th at the Capitol in Olympia will already have gone successfully into the history books.  For nearly forty years ABATE of Washington has gone to the Capitol and fought ...

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ABATE of Washington 40th Anniversary Spring Opener

Click here to view the ABATE 40th Anniversary photo gallery  A Rockin’ Good Time! Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson, Cary Clark & Diana   The Quick Throttle crew woke up early Thursday morning, June 21st, and then met up for a quick cup of coffee before heading off to the 40th Annual Spring Opener which is organized ...

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Sometimes It IS The Destination

By Bryan Hall People always say, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Most of the time that’s true, the joy of being on the road is just being on the road. Sometimes, however, the journey has a purpose, a reason, a destination. I have family who lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and I go visit them every ...

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2018 Rockin’ the Red Horse Rally

By Diana Olmstead Photos by Diana, Robin Hudson & Breanna Willis Click here for the full Rockin’ the Red Horse Rally photo gallery  On Friday, May 4th, our photographer Robin and I headed east to attend the 2018 “Rockin’ the Red Horse” rally at the Red Horse Diner and Nodding Donkey Bar in Ellensburg, WA. The Red Horse Diner was ...

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ABATE of Washington Swap Meet

By Diana Olmstead On Sunday, March 25th 2018, ABATE of Washington held their 30th Annual Spring Swap Meet at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Myself and two QT staff members awoke bright and early that morning to make our way to Monroe. We didn’t ride, we drove, knowing that we would most likely have too much stuff to ...

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