Where Are They Now: Doug Henry — Racer X Online

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Where Are They Now: Henry

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Over the past six months we profiled a number of riders in space, many who had seemingly from the sport, or had not been in the for a number of years. This we are catching up with Doug who has not disappeared from the sport and is very much involved.

is one of the nicest and friendliest in Motocross, and we him in the Daytona Supercross paddock, and for Bevo and the Scott bus. As has widely reported a few months Doug and his family suffered a fire at their home in and we wanted to check in to see how the rebuilding was coming along for Doug and his

Racer X: Hey Doug, great to see you know where the best is in the pits! But I am guessing that you did not all the way to Daytona just to eat Bevo’s sandwiches?

Doug Henry: Well, no, I down to Florida with a of guys, we wanted to come and get away from the winter and do riding. So we have been here going to different and just hanging out, some riding at a bunch of tracks. But Bevo’s food is worth the trip!

I am sure asks, but we are now four to five since that terrible how are things going with the process ?

Well, actually is not much rebuilding yet. now we have been working on and our temporary housing.  It’s kind of been a nightmare with our insurance. Everyone it was going to be hard, but at first it like it was going to be easy, and were smooth.  But now, its around and seems like it is to be a lot more work than we for.

Basically, we paid our policy for 11 or 12 years, and we lost We were fully insured, but now we to defend and explain everything was insured and make sure little thing is noted. Its tough, but we will get through it.

Plenty of people have through it before, but its just dealing with all the details.

grabbing the holeshot in 1999 at

I have heard that the of filing claims after is really tough, and wish you the with that. Where are you living right now?

right now we are living between two We have a rental house, as as an old farmhouse that we owned the fire. But the farm house is too for all of us, and the rental doesn’t allow for and we have two dogs and two cats. So, we are unsettled until we sort out the and basically just going the two houses. But the kids are doing all things considered.

Our daughter is a freshman and Ian is in the 7th grade.

How is Stacy I know she was dealing with … issues a number of ago, but she managed to beat it,

She is doing well! She has been free now for four years, and 5 is the milestone, if you go five years, they say you are really … So we just need one more and we can move past that

Doug, I saw you come walking the Scott bus here on your and the steps getting in are super and short. You seem to be getting really well. What is the of your back injury, and how have you recovered?

Well, I Plateaued with nerve coming back, as far as my progression I worked on the injury for two years the rehab, and I felt like I good progress. But with all the that I spent trying to get my to work, I started to feel I was missing out on other things.  So I got to a where I just said I deal with what I

There was only so much I do, and I didn’t want to spend too more time and not get the results I was hoping for, because say that you get the most back in the year. But time is going by – and now I am snowmobiling, and am up on my braces, so I am good that.  If they come up something that could it, I would go for it, but for now I am ok with what I and can make it work.

Henry ripping on a snowmobile.

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Are you up on your all the time or do you still use a chair?

I use For me, I have the choice of being in a or up on leg braces. If you are in a chair, you are disabled, but you can get But when you are on braces, you are even disadvantage – because I can’t as well as I can when I am in a chair.

I am more stable in the chair and can quicker and with more I have not given up the chair, as I can get done with that, but leg are great for events and being people. So, if I am just hanging chatting or at an event, I prefer the as I am at peoples eye level and talk to

If I am just hanging around, the are fine.

So, I use straight leg braces, are called HKAFO’s, if anyone what that means. My are locked in the straight position and I them to sit down. I use the forearm which gives me balance and I have way more balance on the crutches because I can feel a lot with my hands.

I can stay up for two to three hours on the braces and any big issues.

So how is the riding going for I have seen a number of of you and your special bike. I am not what to call it – maybe the Bike”?

Yea you can call it that – but it is out great! I have been on it nonstop, and we have got it working well. I have had a few falls it, and knock on wood, everything just exactly as planned. I had some friends over who are in as well, and they took it out and it good for them as well. I like to build a fleet of but that’s going to be hard they are really expensive to

The other thing is that you ride on your own though, you someone else around. disabled, you want to be able to, but the help and preparation involved can be at times.

So what’s next for Are you headed home after race?

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