Retiring from racing
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Wed Apr 28 21:16:39 PDT 2010
I think I retired in 02 :)
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randy Grein" <randygrein at comcast.net>
To: "SV List" <SV650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:41 PM
Subject: Retiring from racing
> 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
> 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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