TULSA, Okla. — After eight weeks of severe restrictions of physical activity, GEICO Motorcycle Honda Daytona SportBike racer Dane Westby now has a clean bill of health and has resumed a normal training routine with the target of returning for the May 31-June 2 Subway Superbike Doubleheader at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
A crash during practice at the season-opening Daytona 200 in Florida resulted in a spleen injury that forced the normally active Westby to halt any and all training or risk rupturing the organ, a potentially life-threatening issue. This week a clean CAT scan cleared Westby for normal racing activity, and he wasted no time getting back to work.”
“I got back on my mountain bike right away,” Westby said. “I took it easy, but it felt so good to get moving again. Then Wednesday I got on my road bike and went about 25 miles, which is good for me, especially since I’ve not been able to do anything in awhile.
“Since I learned to ride a motorcycle as a boy, I’ve never gone this long without riding one. Then not being able to ride my bicycle or anything, I’ve felt kind of lost. I’m embracing the return to activity.”