‘Who’s that bastard with the long hair who make my legs hurt on the climbs?’
The poser of this question was none other than Poland’s Ryszard Szurkowski, one of the best amateur riders the world has ever seen.
The subject of his profanity?
Tyneside climbing legend and winner of everything from 10 mile time trials to Hill Climb Championships to international stage races in Europe, Mr. Joe Waugh.
We should have caught up with Joe before now but better late than never.