In March, while returning from Daytona Bike Week, David Zien, former Wisconsin Senator (from 1993 to 2006), a 2000 inductee in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame who rode more than 1 million miles on a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide, was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident on interstate 10 near Tallahassee, Florida. An SUV traveling in front of Zien attempted to change lanes, lost control and flipped onto its side. In the crash, he lost part of his left leg and suffered a broken hip. Rogue who visited him at the hospital gives us an update.
“I received a phone call from Dave Zien a little over a week ago informing me he had been moved to Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center and that he would like me to stop by if I could. I made the ride from Melbourne on Wednesday April 13th and am happy to say that I was impressed with the process Dave is making after the crash that took his left leg. He still has a way to go but is working very hard at his therapy and I am convinced he will get through this. Though he is allowed visitors and does like seeing them it is requested that anyone planning on visiting check first because to many will be tiring and he does have a busy therapy schedule and may not be available. Dave did come outside and wanted to see the bike I was riding and for me to start it so he could hear it. He brought up the subject of riding again and I did tell him once he was well enough to do so I was sure we would be able to make what ever modifications to the motorcycle he chose so that he could operate it safety and comfortably. I did stay in town overnight and got to spend some time with him and Sue on Thursday before I rode home. Please continue to keep Dave in your prayers.” Rogue. Sturgis Freedom Fighters, Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member.