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At the Hollister Rally in California over the 4th of July weekend, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® and BAM announced the winner of their 2014 Harley-Davidson Softtail Giveaway. This year, BAM and Russ Brown Motorcycle attorneys are giving away 2 of these beauties to 2 lucky winners. The first lucky BAM member to win was Janet DeSimone from Mesa, Arizona.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Janet came to Mesa, Arizona in 1997 and never left. Although she always enjoyed riding as a youth, it wasn’t until after her 16-year marriage ended in divorce, that she began to slowly get back into motorcycling. In 2008, her girlfriend persuaded her to complete the TEAM Arizona Riding Course and ride.
In March 2009, Janet purchased her own used-motorcycle, a 2004 Yamaha V-Star 1110 with 15,000 miles on it. At first, she simply used the motorcycle to ride back and forth from work. After a while, she began to get some recommendations from friends about a few motorcycle meet-up groups in the area, and eventually, she joined two of them, the East Valley Cruisers and the East Valley Road Rascals.
BAM motorcycle giveaway winner Janet Desimone
Through these motorcycle groups, Janet DeSimone made a lot of new friends and she began to take rides with them. Since then, she has ridden all through the State of Arizona, and even to Long Beach, California a few times. Her travels have also taken her through Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Colorado. Some of her most notable rides include the South and North rims of the Grand Canyon, Sierra Vista, Monument Valley, and the Four Corners.
In 2013, she purchased a used 2009 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer with only 3,000 miles on it, and now, she rides whenever she can. Most of the time she is the only female rider in the group—and that’s okay with her. When asked if there was any advice she would give to other women out there, Janet responded, “So Ladies, if you want to get out on the road on your own ride, just go and do it! Get your endorsement and ride like the wind.”
While Janet DeSimone may have won our first Harley-Davidson Softtail, there is still an opportunity to win our second! The winner of the second Harley-Davidson Softtail will be announced this fall 2014.
If you haven’t seen a Harley-Davidson Softtail, then you are in for a real treat. This one of a kind bike has an air-cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley Engine with a 6-speed cruise drive transmission. This bike is the ultimate in comfort and performs remarkably well on the open road.
To register, sign up for BAM at an upcoming motorcycle rally/event where you see the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® BAM booth. Where will we be next? Find out by visiting our BAM Events page!