That's funny! Do you still have the photo? If so you should scan it and post it up for all to see!I agree. Not as important as it used to be 40-45 years ago.
Haven't really tried on the Thruxton, but my old Katana was great fun over rises.
1982. Buddy had just bought a new Husky and I was taking pictures.
Idea was for him to wheelie by and I would get a picture of him riding off into the woods. Turned my back, focused the camera, and listened to him go through the gears. Got a great shot of the Husky, front end at about 45 degrees to the trail, front wheel cocked to the side. Trouble was there was no John. He had fallen off right before he got to me. Great shot, though.