Hello and welcome to Russell Brown's Home Page.
Born and bred in Enfield, North London, I now live in a teeny village in East Northamptonshire, a few miles northwest of Peterborough with my SO of some thirty eight years; Reggie (that's short for Regina before I get too many sideways looks :-) and a seemingly endless procession of 'wildlife' that demands specialised care and feeding.
I own my own small company Lady Lodge Systems Ltd which specialises in supplying Computers Systems, Software and associated stuff to the Foodservice Distribution Industry.
When I'm not working for Lady Lodge or doing renovation work on our house, I like to ride, maintain and restore motorcycles and currently have a number bikes on the road; an Aprilia RSVR, an RS250, an H2B Kawasaki, an H1D Kwack, a GPz900R, a KH250 Kwack, a 1972 Kawasaki Z1, a MkIII Norton Commando in Interstate or Roadster trim depending on what she's being used for, a 1978 Black'n'Gold Bevel Drive Ducati 900SS, a 1960 Triton, a 1981 CB1100RB, a 1981 Kawasaki GPz1100B1 (and one in bits under the bench), a 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R (did a full every-last-nut-and-bolt restoration job on that one), 1985 ZX750E2 Turbo, a Montesa 315R for trials (at which I'm pants) and a rather special Kawasaki ZX7RR track bike and a ZX10R ex British Superstock track bike; loose definition of "on-the-road" for those last four); a 1931 BSA Sloper is undergoing a very long term restoration and various other bikes lurk in various states of disassembly at the back of the workshop.
Not satified with the current amount of 'old junk' on which I currently lavish huge amounts of time and money (according to my SO :-), I'd like to purchase a few more bikes once I can find somewhere to put them (running out of space in the current Toy Cupboard); then I'll be on the lookout for more emerging classics and I fancy things like a T160V Trident, RD350LC, Honda CBX1000, Egli Vincent etc etc etc (the list is almost endless - unlike my pockets or garage space).
I also enjoy making things and have CNC'd a milling machine (nod of thanks to AtP and the linuxcnc crew), setup my own modest powder coating and anodising systems and heavily modified, I like to think improved, a Taz6 3D Printer. I tend to stick 3D Printed Things I've designed on my Thingiverse page in the hope they might be of use to other folk.
A recent project is a Data Logger for my Gen5 ZX10R and that's got it's own page here.
I'm an avid reader of the Ixion Mailing List and organise Trackdays for the list members at Cadwell Park near Louth in Lincolnshire. These days are triffic fun, even if I say so myself, and have also raised many thousands of pounds in support of the FEMA in Brussels and from 2003/4 we're also supporting the NABD (National Association for Bikers with a Disability).
There we go, short and sweet. Mail me if you've any comments.
Oh.... various scrappy piccies live here and my Data Logger project stuff is here.