Retiring from racing

Ernest Montague afm199 at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 28 21:12:53 PDT 2010


Well it was a good run, Randy.   And I've only quit forever four times, 
so no telling what the future will bring.

Good luck with your hand for sure.





Ernie


On Apr 28, 2010, at 8:41 PM, Randy Grein wrote:

> Haven't said much (or anything) about it, but I lost partial use of my 
> left hand back in December due to a pinched nerve. Took all this time 
> to find the problem area but 2 weeks ago my neurosurgeon (a former 
> racer) fixed it for me; 3 level laminectomy and removal of a minor 
> disk bulge. 4 more weeks of light duty and 3 months before I can go 
> back to serious contact sports, but he said full recovery is likely. 
> Typing is already a lot better.
>
> Then my wife had an accident and totaled her van. She's bruised but 
> OK, the van is totaled, and we will be shopping for a new car for her. 
> Between that and college for the kids I've had to make the hard 
> decision to retire from racing. Stinks, but there you have it. It's 
> been a good 30 years at least. And she insists I keep riding (as if 
> I'd quit) on the street, and maybe I'll have time to do a little dirt 
> riding.
>
> Anyway, we will be selling the current race bike - '03 SV with a Zlock 
> motor and a few other goodies including spare wheels, fairings, 
> transponders, etc. I'll keep the current street bike and rebuild the 
> old superbike as a streetbike for my son, and my dad is giving me his 
> 'wing. He's finally admitted he can't ride anymore and the thing has 
> just been sitting. I'll finally have something comfy enough to take 
> the wife for afternoon rides. (grin) Justin has committed to college 
> next year and asked me to hold his vintage bike until he's done.
>
> I'll still be around, just not racing.
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #141 (retired)
>



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