I have debated for several days whether to post this...but here it is. Many of you know Randy as the DFW area enthusiast with the lime-green 348 Challenge. He also has a lovely blue 1985 Mondial coupe. He regularly instructs at many of the same track events at MSR & TWS that I do. He was seriously injured last Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident on his older BMW motorcycle, while on a large enthusiasts' drive near Ft. Worth. His wife, Linda, called me to tell me about this, as his friend. It is unclear exactly what happened, but something caused his motorcycle to lose grip in a medium-speed curve, and it came out from under him. Those riding with him say there was no other vehicle, animal, etc. involved, and the speeds were moderate & appropriate in that curve. He was thrown & rolled heavily. At any rate, Randy (thankfully, as always) was wearing a helmet. So he is fine "upstairs", except for an abraided ear. He has a number of broken bones, including the clavicle, and ribs, which caused the puncture of a lung. Due to this, he lost a lot of blood internally. He also has a number of other non-trivial injuries. None of this is life threatening. Randy is awake & alert, and is totally aware of what is going on around him, although he does not remember anything from Sunday thru Tuesday. He is still in the trauma unit at JPS Hospital in Ft. Worth, and is already receiving physical therapy. Most of the tubes in him (breathing, renal, plasma, etc.) will be removed very soon. It is unclear how soon he will leave the trauma unit, as of yesterday. randy will have a long road to full recovery...but he will make a full one. His doctors are extremely impressed with his progress already, and his will & spirit are huge, as many of you know. Linda has asked that nothing be sent to him at JPS, since it is unlikely to find him, as he is moved into & out of various units. Instead, she asked that folks wait until she is able to take Randy home. Randy is my good friend. I am blessed to have him as my friend, and have always felt this way since I got to know him. I post this for many of the rest of you who can say the same thing. Thanks for reading, and for keeping good wishes for Randy in your heart.