Stuart responded to a posting I placed on the Isle of Man TT website. Instead of hiring a van to support the TT Races tour, I offered a "free" place to anyone who just might own a van, and want to come along with us to the TT races. I'd pay the ferry ticket & camping fees, if they drove their van and carried all the luggage & camping gear.
Stuart rang and asked, "are you serious about the TT offer?"
That was about 4 years ago, and he's driven the van for the TT trip ever since. He's also been support driver on my Thailand dirt bike tour. Once again carrying the gear, and providing a useful back-up service. The "van" has grown to an almost super-sized RV now.
He rides various road bikes, the latest being a BMW 1200 - the four cylinder fast one. He also rides dirt bikes, and is yet another Honda CRM250 owner, pictured here somewhere on the mountain, on the Isle of Man. During TT 2008 I think.