If anyone has other photos like this from this period, would you please paste a link ? I would love to see them. I'd never taken much interest in Mike Duff's racing career, however his book gives a good insight into who was who and what happened. To my mind that period was the one where the biggest changes occurred. I know we cannot turn the clock back, and our historic racing can never do that. However it is really great to read something so candid and honest, it shows a bit history which I consider to be important. It was at about the time that the Norton Commando arrived, and one of the reasons that I really like something so horrible, is that they capture much of what we have lost with the advent of modern four cylinder, deltabox framed MotoGP bikes. I don't own a standard commando, however I really admire them with all of their idiosyncrasies.