The lights change and we move on. I think I know that face and by the next set of traffic lights think I know who it is. We stop and I turn to him and say "Is your name Paul?"
He says "Yes?" a bit enquiringly.
" I know you!"
"Yes indeed. I'm glad to see you are riding a Triumph" I say.
He says "Yeah but I preferred it when they had kickstarts"
I say "Yes, but they are more reliable now".
We shake hands and then the traffic lights change and we're off, he toward Primrose Hill and me towards Finsbury park.
It's taken us 34 years to shake hands.
JJB 12th June 2010
Bottom photo Dom P