How did I miss this thread before starting, what is effectively, a thread all about me
Anyway.. I'm a Scot, living in St Neots, Cambs.
Used to cycle a helluva lot more than I do now (i.e. not at all, but starting again) commuting 12 miles each way to uni, to either Alpine Bikes or Nevisport in Glasgow where I worked as well as weekend jaunts up into the Highlands as well as local blats.
My ride, as it was when I stopped riding and is still a custom build '98 CroMo Kona Caldera with a mixture of XT/XTR and Sachs kit on it. I got most of the it when I worked at Alpine Bikes for cost+VAT so was a pretty good deal at the time.
Work-wise, I'm a professional geek (MySQL DBA for those that really want to know), working from home for a remote database management company.
I'm also an erstwhile amateur engineer, and have filled my garage with all the relevant toys. If I can't find a part, I'll have a damned good shot at making one, which is just as well when you consider I've got far too many motorcycles than is healthy, and one of them is a 1942 WWII courier motorcycle
Apart from motorcycles, cycling and geekery, I also enjoy a spot of sailing and visiting France to partake in wine and stinky cheese.