Pete and I spoke on the phone quite a lot. Always about the modifications of Triumphs. We also chatted about family problems, you know, the stuff we all have,and at the last conversation or there about, he mentioned he was off to Africa. This amazed me as most Ausy motorcycle nuts like myself want to go to the Isle of Man or watch motorcycle GrandPrix in Europe. At the time I had a fleeting thought that maybe he was ill and did not have much time left. Maybe I was right at the time.