Update profile Feb '07.
Ian can't remember when he was a member of the Phoenix. Those years seem shrouded in an alcoholic mist. 1972-1978 sounds about right.
Ian is living in Syston, not far from Mick Ayriss. He was working for a print firm along with Colin Townsend until '73. He then spent a year painting electricity pylons; scary stuff but awsome money. This financed the start a print business along with an old school mate. They split up in 1978 and he started again on his own and is still running.
He has a son, Michael, who has just bought his first bike.
Ian is still riding. The BSA Rocket lll he bought in '75 is nearing the end of a 20 year re-build. "I don't like to rush these things." All the problems are sorted with the head and he is now fitting the old silencers. After that she will be ready for a drop of go juice and a hefty kick.
Ian recently parted with a CBR 1000F to a minister and member of the Christian Bikers club. He now has a brand new Kawasaki VN900 cruiser as he felt it was time for a bit of armchair comfort, "and what a difference to the CBR" says Ian. He covered 5000 miles in the first four months.
As for hobbies etc., Ian has been flying for 20 odd years, diving for a while,