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Jeanne D’Amato!
Posted On: Mar 05, 2013


 Consultant: Real Estate Land Development  

 2006 Harley Davidson Road Glide

 I started riding Harley’s in 1997.

 My passion for Harley’s started when my Dad bought a new Sportster in 1969.  I was too young to ride  but my brother would take me out.  In the years following I was a passenger many times.  The freedom of the road and the excitement of riding was addicting!  In 1997 my boyfriend taught me how to ride.  He was a stuntman specializing in motorcycle stunts.  He owned two Road Kings.  He taught me all the tricks of handling a motorcycle and I am forever grateful to him for that.  I got my license in 1998 and bought my first bike which was a 1989 Electra Glide.  I rode that bike for nine years!

Being part of the motorcycle world has forever changed my life.  It has given me the confidence to be independent and free and in the process I have forged amazing friendships! 

At the beginning, the biggest challenge was building my confidence in riding such a big bike.  Having the benefit of an expert instructor was very helpful but nothing takes the place of gaining experience.  I rode all the time; in all different environments; in all different weather!

I love the Road Glide.  The difference between the Electra Glide and the Road Glide is how it handles in the curves!  The Road Glide hugs the road.  It is a sweet ride.  I also love my tunes!!

I’ve made very few modifications to my bike.  I changed the exhaust to a set of Vance & Hines pipes.  I also put on a Screaming Eagle air cleaner set up and mapped it with a race tuner.  In my opinion that’s all I needed!

My other interests are hiking, photography, travel and hanging out with my friends.  I have a great social network that keeps me busy!

I love to see other women riders!  When I started riding it was unusual to see women riders.  Especially on the baggers!  My advice, when asked about training and getting licensed, it’s important to take the State certified motorcycle course but it does NOT prepare you to be road ready!!  I recommend many, many hours of practice!  Become familiar with the bike, the terrain and always ride with a more experienced rider! 

I am 5’10” tall and I live in Southern California.  The weather here is beautiful most of the time.  We ride all year round!

 My Harley is my therapy!  It is the only time that I am alone with my thoughts.  I can experience the elements (sounds, smells, weather) while doing what I love!

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