Sunday, 10 February 2013

THE 1968 FRENCH TOUR - PRE BRADLEY WIGGINS.

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1968 (!) and the unforgettably great FAUSTO COPPI never saw my arse for dust. Not even while viewing  the PARIS left bank summer SORBONNE students pavement graffitti. The KENTISH WHEELERS CYCLING CLUB? Fausto had probably never even heard of them. Shame that because they were very very far from the lowest of the low among the cycling fraternity.

'Course in PARIS itself  the 1968 TOUR DE FRANCE had to overcome the occasional well togged up rather aggressive "CRS" hold-up - especially near the SORBONNE and ODEON.

Anyway by pure chance I was definitely in PARIS during the
1968 events.  

Some contrary folk have commented that the above photographic records look a decade or so earlier than 1968. They could well be right on that specific point!! In my approaching senility who am I to argue. Perish the thought. Would be lovely to have those really enjoyable exhilarating times again.

4 Comments:

At 10 February 2013 at 12:34 , Blogger linodee said...

You could have won, because you would have been alone in the competition. I really don't think that ther was any Tour de France in 68. If you say that you went to Paris in 68 I trust you, because I can trust you on this.
Did they ask you to do some street cleaning, or to remove some gafitti make love not war, power to the imagination, vive la revolution, mort à la bourgeosir, c'est interdit d' interdire.You haven´t met Dani Cohn- Bendit because he had been, ostracised, banned from setting foot in La Gaule. You might have seen the giant General, De Gaulle, the same that lived in exile in London during the occupation of France by the Nazis, a that several years after vetoed the UKºs application for membership of the EU. He said Non, Non, Non! If the Ingles get in they will always be a spanner in the works!

 
At 10 February 2013 at 12:51 , Blogger Ian Cameron aka KILROY WAS-A-HERO said...

Students I saw were wandering in certain areas with photographs for sale of the barricades. Or maybe they were pictures of me winning the final Tours stage outide the Follies in Pigalle.

 
At 11 February 2013 at 12:48 , Blogger Martin Dixon said...

KILROY WAS-A-HERO for POPE

 
At 12 February 2013 at 04:25 , Blogger Ian Cameron aka KILROY WAS-A-HERO said...

Ah ha MDX you are obviously a SICILY ABLAZE highly skilled VATICAN FRUIT MACHINE ADDICT - http://www.weoweit2ourowngoodselves.blogspot.co.uk/2012_07_02_archive.html

 

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