Originally Posted by azkiwi
This should be viewed through the lens of changing physical outcomes today compared to yesteryear. Athletes in general benefit from more advanced fitness regimes and, importantly, MUCH better care of injuries sustained on their way up.
No idea how the partying varies these days, but obviously some of those guys used to hit it pretty hard...
Have you ever watched the Sheene and Hunt story?
Oh and I remember Julian Ryder talking about Barry having a small hole in the front of his helmet so he could get those last few drags in while waiting on the starting line