Infact that was the day Fabio Casartelli died.
Found this old snap; 1995, I think, Loudenvielle. Herminio Diaz Zabala in the pink ONCE jersey, Jalabert in green behind Indurain.
It was some weeks also before people were able to persuade me that I was not the rightful heir to the Russian throne.
I got knocked off, and knocked out (waking up in hospital) when I was 17 and have never recovered any memory of the crash or the hours before it.
I'm not sure I agree though my 'evidence' is anecdotal, meeting a lot of people who only want to cycle more or start cycling and only knowing the situation in London. I'd agree that there is a lot of fear of cycling but I'm not sure that the view that people who cycle are people who have never grown up is that widespread. Widespread on the internet and in BTL comments but not so sure about in real life.
Most artists lose it as they get older but previous commercial and critical success allows them to keep going cf. Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Philip Roth, Woody Allen etc etc. Parr had genius, I think.
I can't see any link between any of those and Martin Parr, they are doing quite different things. And I am not sure that he would take 'glorified family snapshots' as the damning insult you mean it to be. Though I'd agree, at his worst, it does nowadays look like he is trading on his name.
Well, I just didn't find Fleetwood Mac's position on Brexit to be very convincing.
The peril of the edit.
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