I enjoy a variety of extra-curricular hobbies and activities.

Motor Vehicles

Modern cars and motorcycles are an engineering and technology showcase, and I appreciate this perhaps equally to the thrill of the driving experience. Some day I may even buy one that fits this description. My daily driver is a 2007 KTM 990 Super Duke R, with a 2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 v-twin cruiser as backup. Generally speaking I perform all the maintenance and repairs required by my vehicles.

Previous vehicles have included:

Top Gear The Grand Tour is the only current TV show worth watching.


I enjoy landscape photography, particularly in uniquely lit settings. I often shoot multiple exposures of the same shot and apply HDR processing later to bring out the full impact of the scene.

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Thus far I have been unable to find a single ideal online photo sharing service, so I have collections across a number of them.


I find that fine woodworking is therapeutic, and an excellent way to get away from computers and other electronic devices for a while. Projects have ranged from turning pens and wine stoppers, to installing hardwood floors and window casings.


Meaning Kansas City style smoked meats. I mainly post about this on my facebook page Original BBQ

Radio Controlled Vehicles

... are great fun, mainly to design and build. Will add some more to this section when I have time.