Geoff James

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Gender Male
Occupation Retired
Location Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand
Introduction Grumpy old curmudgeon on some occasions, mental age of 5 on others. Retired professional engineer and career in operations and technical management, mainly in the pulp and paper industry. Have been riding since I was 16 and joined the NZ branch of IAM in my 60's and was honoured with life membership in 2021. Still young enough to really enjoy life and love motorcycling, fishing, sailing, kayaking and travelling with my soulmate and long-suffering wife Jennie. Moved to NZ from Northants in the UK in 1975 and have 3 grown up kids whom we're very proud of and love dearly. We also love irritating our kids by doing stuff with the grandkids that they normally wouldn't get permission for! A cynic and optimist in equal measure, depending on the moon and what day of the week it is. Growing older as disgracefully as possible
Interests Motorcycles (Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists), long distance motorcycling, sailing, fishing, reading, travelling, good food. Loving life in general.
Favorite Movies "Contact", Defence of the Realm, The Boat that Rocked, anything with Bill Nighy in it, old Hammer horror movies!
Favorite Music Anything by Mark Knopfler, almost anything in fact but hip-hop and rap!
Favorite Books The Ascent of Man, Arthur C Clarke's novels, Gerald Seymour, Dave Barry, John le Carre