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The Oyster Run – “38 Years and Counting”

By Steve & Shaunna Wasserman Touted as the largest motorcycle run in the Pacific Northwest, the legendary Oyster Run held in Anacortes, Washington draws nearly 20,000 enthusiasts each year. Taking place north of Seattle on Fidalgo Island the fourth Sunday of September each year, riders are encouraged to Arrive Early and Stay Late….. Founded in 1981 by Limp Lee, the ...

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Dress for the slide, not the ride

By Darren Wright If you ride a motorcycle, you have either heard the saying “Dress for the Slide, Not the Ride,” or you’ve probably said it yourself. I know I have said it more than once. It was late August; the riding season was getting shorter. My wife Sue and I had a four-day weekend away from work and the ...

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First Impressions: Iron Horse Apparel

They say to make that first one the best. We know that initial encounter can be the most lasting. By JD Gore and Jody   It was at the ABATE Swap Meet in Monroe, WA that Jody and I first met Jay and Sharon Doan, owners of Iron Horse Apparel. And just before making their acquaintance we were checking out ...

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A Look at Motorcycle Crash Data

By Brian Lange ABATE of Washington It seems there has been an increase in motorcycle crashes this year, and especially in fatalities.  If this is true, many factors could be contributing to it.  There are several possible reasons for this increase, and the perception that it is so large this year could be to blame. Some of the reasons may ...

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Ocean Shores went Hog Wild!

By JD Gore and Jody Davison An event was called off, then a rally cry was heard, and Ocean Shores responded in magnificent style. Many like myself were dumbfounded when the word got out that the biker event held at the Convention Center in Ocean Shores for the past several years was cancelled. We were excited to make the ride ...

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ABATE of Washington Spring Opener

By Darren Wright The 41st Annual ABATE of Washington Spring Opener was held in Easton, Washington, June 27th through the 30th. It felt more like summer than spring, but I guess that is because it was held the first week of summer. We arrived at the Silver Ridge Ranch on Thursday afternoon and were greeted by Scott Robinson, who is ...

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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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