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just announced that evel knievel died at 69.
remember watching him jump when i was young.
11-30-2007, 05:44 PM
I just saw that... http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/more/11/30/kneviel.ap/index.html?cnn=yes
11-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Holy Crap! Apparently he just settled with Kanye West for using his likeness in a video
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.
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.
11-30-2007, 05:55 PM
God be with you Evel
11-30-2007, 05:57 PM
Sorry Double Clutch!!!
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!!!
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.
Was a hero of mine growing up. He just had huge stones!
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.
11-30-2007, 09:33 PM
Darn :( May Robbie carry on his legacey :)
11-30-2007, 09:39 PM
Ride on Evel........... Ride on.......
12-01-2007, 09:38 AM
RIP Evel my man.
I remember my Evel stunt cycle and the jumps it would do.
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!
12-01-2007, 12:02 PM
That sucks...69 is still young by today's standards.
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.
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!
12-03-2007, 03:57 PM
Came across this ...