On Sept 12, 1894, George Bernard Shaw and Bertrand Russell ran into each other on the streets in the hills of Monmouthshire. By which I mean that Shaw, a remarkably unskilled bike-rider, crashed into Bertrand Russell as the two of them were riding through the countryside.
Shaw was fine — and attributed his resilience to a vegetarian diet — and his bicycle escaped unscathed. Russell, on the other hand, found himself with a demolished bike and utterly destroyed knickerbockers.
Fabulous knickerbockers via Vecona Vintage. h/t A Reader’s Book of Days.

On Sept 12, 1894, George Bernard Shaw and Bertrand Russell ran into each other on the streets in the hills of Monmouthshire. By which I mean that Shaw, a remarkably unskilled bike-rider, crashed into Bertrand Russell as the two of them were riding through the countryside.

Shaw was fine — and attributed his resilience to a vegetarian diet — and his bicycle escaped unscathed. Russell, on the other hand, found himself with a demolished bike and utterly destroyed knickerbockers.

Fabulous knickerbockers via Vecona Vintage. h/t A Reader’s Book of Days.

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