Thursday, September 07, 2006
Train up to Blackburn in Lancashire to interview Carl Fogarty. He's won more World Superbike races than anyone else alive (or dead). A bone fide World Champion who is mellowing slightly now in his retirement. He won at Assen while riding with two broken wrists. Total fucking headbanger and a very nice man who made us coffee and welcomed us into his house. I have never seen anyone handle a motorcycle with such grace and precision. That's this kid Ben Rayner (http://www.benrayner.com) who I got to take some pics. Good kid and a fun day. We spent the (3 hour) journey back to Euston discussing the outer reaches of Heavy Metal.