Edit: I did read your earlier post. It's from an article I read a couple months ago, possibly from the Cygnus site.
“Deluded” seems a bit strong. I’d go with, as I said earlier, “honestly mistaken”.
Not sure how much more proof you want when Peart himself is quoted as saying he didn’t get his license and start riding until the 90s. Was Neil mistaken about his own license? Was he secretly riding bikes in the 80s and didn’t want anyone to know?
Edit: Not splitting hairs, but I think his regular riding began in 1996. That is when it became a routine part of the tours. Maybe I saw him on the only day he rode before that, but I doubt it.
I call that progress.
When he started to ride bikes aside, how can you be “certain” especially when you didn’t think it was even him until YEARS later?
My best friend in elementary school from 4th to 6th grade used to always wear this blue t-shirt with red stripes on the sleeve. There was also the number 8 on the chest of the t-shirt. I remember the 8 especially because we were born a week apart in August (8th month). He ALWAYS wore that shirt as it was his favorite. I remember it was pretty big for him in 4th grade BUT by the time we hit 6th he had ballooned up from too many cheese doodles and pizza slices (and just getting older of course) so it was pretty tight by then. Anyway, we lost touch over the years and we didn't reconnect until maybe just 5 years ago through facebook. When we reconnected I mentioned that blue t-shirt of his with the number 8 on it. He laughed and said I was somewhat correct. It turns out that it was in fact blue but the stripes were orange and the number was 6, not 8. I told him that I swore it was an 8 and with red stripes. He laughed again and showed me a 1982 birthday photo of me, his 2 cousins, his mom, and him wearing his blue t-shirt with ORANGE stripes and with the number 6 on the chest. I was so sure of my memory and the details that I would've bet money on it. I wasn't lying. I was just mistaken about some of the details...most of the finer details actually.
Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 19 July 2020 - 01:19 AM.