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ttu
11-30-2007, 05:40 PM
just announced that evel knievel died at 69.

remember watching him jump when i was young.

Sodar
11-30-2007, 05:44 PM
I just saw that... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/more/11/30/kneviel.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

Datdude
11-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Holy Crap! Apparently he just settled with Kanye West for using his likeness in a video

Jerseydave
11-30-2007, 05:47 PM
Wow, what was the cause of death?

I watched him when I was young as well, the first daredevil on TV.
Those old Harleys he used for jumping were unique, not much suspension travel compared to the dirt bikes of today.

Jerseydave
11-30-2007, 05:49 PM
I see the cause of death, didn't know he was in such bad shape, health-wise. God speed Mr. Knievel.

RexDog1
11-30-2007, 05:55 PM
WOW
That sucks, ……………. :(

God be with you Evel………………..

chudson
11-30-2007, 05:57 PM
Sorry Double Clutch!!!

chudson
11-30-2007, 06:00 PM
Evel fell into that catagory with Steve the crocidile guy, did something no one else would try to do and made a name for himself!!! That is a shame!!!

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Harvey
11-30-2007, 07:34 PM
RIP Evel! May you sail through the gates on a HD flying high.

We have you to thank for the extreme sports of today. As I sit here at my desk I can't help but think about cutting into the wake and trying my very first invert. I think I owe a little bit of that to ol' Evel. He really did teach us how to let our crazy out a little bit and try a little bit of life.

tex
11-30-2007, 08:59 PM
Was a hero of mine growing up. He just had huge stones!

JohnE
11-30-2007, 09:05 PM
He meant something to everyone who grew up in the 70's or 80's I'd say. I was hoping there was a different meaning to the title of the thread. A spoof or something.

atlfootr
11-30-2007, 09:33 PM
Darn :( May Robbie carry on his legacey :)

Monte
11-30-2007, 09:39 PM
Ride on Evel........... Ride on.......

Footin
12-01-2007, 09:38 AM
RIP Evel my man.

I remember my Evel stunt cycle and the jumps it would do.

JohnE
12-01-2007, 11:16 AM
I watched the Sportscenter mini tribute to him this morning. The stunts were amazing, the crashes much more amazing! Like the one that landed him unconscious for 29 Days!

SunCoast 83
12-01-2007, 12:02 PM
That sucks...69 is still young by today's standards.

ridesdirt
12-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Yeah I watched him growing up also. He was the man!

I saw one of his bikes in a museum, in Maggey Valley NC. I have to say it was very trick, lots of anodized aluminum and light weight parts. Very cool especially when you consider the era.

I will always remember Evel.

jbfootin
12-03-2007, 11:58 AM
I remember watching him as a kid in the 70s and early 80s. I remember going off home-made ramps in the driveway pretending to be him...It is a shame, but watching some of his crashes it is amazing he lived through his stunt years!

atlfootr
12-03-2007, 03:57 PM
Came across this ...
http://worldnet.feedroom.com/index.jsp?auto_band=x&rf=sv&fr_story=FRdamp231576