I know this is a super-old thread... but I just learned on advrider that Sid has passed away.
Personally, I never met him, I but I remember him fondly from this forum many years ago. God speed.
Yes, true, unfortunately. And sad news it is, too. Thanks for reviving this thread - one I haven't seen for a decade! I never met Sid -- sure wished I had, now reading all the comments online over at AdvRider and elsewhere. I didn't attend the first ever Dgrin/Smugmug shootout, but got to the next several. I think Sid (Waxxy) only attended that first one.
Oh my God, what a sad news.
This came out of the blue. Here today and gone far too soon.
Sid had been writing for Adventure Rider and had was one of the original contributors. Turns out he was a soccer fan and wrote for SB Nation as well-for his beloved Chelsea FC.
Sid and I had dinner a few years back-great guy and I'm saddened by his passing. Godspeed.