Rest In Peace - Paul Russell (aka Drizzt, or Paul.R1). December 11th, 2008 in a media publicised event. Any rider death is sad, but even more so when it was someone you knew, and even more so again when it was a friend I've spent much time with Paul from BBQ's, watching bike vid's and races, many day rides, days at Phillip Island, and numerous multi-day touring trips around places like Tassie and the Snowy's. One of my strongest memories is of either stopped or slow-speed rolling start 'races' on the open roads, where we pulled-up beside each other and give the finger count-down to zero before taking off and seeing whose touring laden bike had the best torque and the highest top speed. He was a terrific character, and always up for a good laugh and gathering of friends. Like most riders, he would do anything to help out a mate and backed it up by often doing so. From multiple attempts to push start a broken-down bike on the GOR, to lending a hand and wielding a spanner for maintenance work or mods. https://netrider.net.au/forums/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1028 https://netrider.net.au/forums/search.php?search_author=Paul.R1 RIP Paul. Thanks for many memories, of both you and good times. You will be remembered.