I searched around for some of his work and came across this beautiful recumbent bike: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/06/29/sometimes-you-just-w..., even if I know nothing about bikes it's evident this is a masterpiece of craftmanship and design. I'm greatly saddened by his passing.
It's a pity to think there's still no effective mechanism in place to prevent sites like this disappearing. But it also shows the importance of Wayback Machine.
Which, sadly, seems to be suffering. At least, all of the times I've used it in the last couple of years, its indexing had slowed significantly or even stopped on the sites I was looking up. I'm not sure what the deal is, but it could certainly do with a large endowment.