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goodbye mr. jumping over canyons and cars funnyman.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22045287/

evelknievel.com site is down at the moment, but it's on the front page of most news sites.
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surfan wrote:
The original Extreme Sport!! 8)
hey i shipped your stuff yesterday, but i sent it slow mail cause i was too lazy to go to ups. i also threw in a vespa coat that's too big for me that i got at a promo event a few years back. keep rockin' my man.
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Re: breaking news: evil knievel has died
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goodbye mr. jumping over canyons and cars funnyman.
Evel Knievel
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A friend of mine runs a Shakeys Pizza in the OC. He told me a few stories about Evil Knievel; Like when he'd roll up in his Cadillac convertible, park right in front of the door, leave the engine running and the driver side door open, and order fried chicken and home fries.
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hey i shipped your stuff yesterday, but i sent it slow mail cause i was too lazy to go to ups. i also threw in a vespa coat that's too big for me that i got at a promo event a few years back. keep rockin' my man.
You da man!!
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A friend of mine runs a Shakeys Pizza in the OC. He told me a few stories about Evil Knievel; Like when he'd roll up in his Cadillac convertible, park right in front of the door, leave the engine running and the driver side door open, and order fried chicken and home fries.
Because he could KICK ANYONE'S ASS who stole that car.
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Damm right.
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I posted this last night on a different topic but am posting it again in this thread.

RIP
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RIP.
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Yeah, my wife just had to listen to 10 minutes of me reminiscing about my Evel toys with the handle and crank. They're making reproductions of those again; I remember seeing the motorcycle somewhere recently.

He was a childhood hero, from an era when we knew little about the man other than that he could do some crazy bad ass stunts and survive even crazier crashes. As I told the wife, for all I know he was a drunk, a wife beater, a crappy father... But back in the day we weren't so intrusive when it came to the private lives of every person with an ounce of fame and that helped keep them on their pedestals.

Plus, the dude could wear a star-spangled bodysuit and cape like no other straight guy before or ever after.
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Yeah, just read that and hate to hear it. Older though he was, he was far from being old. Though I guess when you've lived a life like Mr. Knievel, 69 is about the equivalent of 118.
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Plus, the dude could wear a star-spangled bodysuit and cape like no other straight guy before or ever after.
Though Super Dave Osborne is a very close second...

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Plus, the dude could wear a star-spangled bodysuit and cape like no other straight guy before or ever after.
Yeah, and when they make a pinball machine featuring your image, the public loves you:

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They have the stunt cycle and this awesome deluxe stunt set on Amazon. Unfortunately, they don't have the car that breaks apart (stupid child safety laws!) or the Snake River Canyon rocket.
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NO!

being 13, spending Saturday mornings at my grans house watching the Evil doing crazy shit on World of Sport will never be the same again... a sad day indeed

bet he's jumping the pearly gates as we speak

Good bye to a legend of my youth
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spock wrote:
A friend of mine runs a Shakeys Pizza in the OC. He told me a few stories about Evil Knievel; Like when he'd roll up in his Cadillac convertible, park right in front of the door, leave the engine running and the driver side door open, and order fried chicken and home fries.
Considering the guy rode a rocket across the grand canyon, I kinda hoped for a bit better of a story than that.
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MarkMc wrote:
spock wrote:
A friend of mine runs a Shakeys Pizza in the OC. He told me a few stories about Evil Knievel; Like when he'd roll up in his Cadillac convertible, park right in front of the door, leave the engine running and the driver side door open, and order fried chicken and home fries.
Considering the guy rode a rocket across the grand canyon, I kinda hoped for a bit better of a story than that.
That was his son, Robbie. He rode his rocket bike to the bottom of the Snake River Canyon. Couldn't get approval for the Grand Canyon.

The slo-mo of his Ceasar's Palace jump is something I'll never forget.
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RIP i remember as a kid watching his antics and being in awe. Your right his yrs were like dogs yrs. 9 yrs== i evil yr So he should be well over 150 I'm sure he's off having fun again.
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spock wrote:
A friend of mine runs a Shakeys Pizza in the OC. He told me a few stories about Evil Knievel; Like when he'd roll up in his Cadillac convertible, park right in front of the door, leave the engine running and the driver side door open, and order fried chicken and home fries.
No wonder he didn't make it past 69!
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Evel was the MAN! Big hero of mine as a kid... but terrible health problems toward the end...

BEFORE:

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I fondly remember Evil Kneivel from the 70's! I think that every kid on a bicycle wanted to jump things, just like him. He was an icon!
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Sad day...

One of my fondest childhood memories was the probably the most exciting thing I ever saw. Visit to Wembley Statium to watch Evil try (and fail) to jump over 13 double decker London buses.

Watch it here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZZB9lnJFPc
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ericalm wrote:
Yeah, my wife just had to listen to 10 minutes of me reminiscing about my Evel toys with the handle and crank. They're making reproductions of those again; I remember seeing the motorcycle somewhere recently.

He was a childhood hero, from an era when we knew little about the man other than that he could do some crazy bad ass stunts and survive even crazier crashes. As I told the wife, for all I know he was a drunk, a wife beater, a crappy father... But back in the day we weren't so intrusive when it came to the private lives of every person with an ounce of fame and that helped keep them on their pedestals.

Plus, the dude could wear a star-spangled bodysuit and cape like no other straight guy before or ever after.
I had that same crank toy. It was one of my favorites as a kid in the '70s along with probably millions of others. I remember watching every time he was on TV. He was one cool ass mofo.
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I had the crank toy too. The commercial promised it could "even jump the four foot ditch." I guess proportionately that was the snake river, because mine always fizzed out and got cat hair in the wheels. "Go Evel!!"

I jumped every thing back in the 70s on the spider bike with the bannana seat.
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I bought the repro of the cycle with gyro-winder last year off ebay. I had that plus the stunt car as a kid. I just sold the die cast funny car a few months ago. Still have the dragster.

He will be missed.
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As long as we keep jumping the fire pit on our scooters at camping rallies, his spirit lives with us.
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Hmmmm...Do you think if I got an EK replica paint job on the GT I'd get pulled over more often?
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Evil Knievel was a childhood hero to me. I'd ride my bike and act like I was EK.

Whenever he was on TV I'd make a point to watch.
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Another legend lost Crying or Very sad emoticon

I'll bet he's figuring how to jump the clouds as we speak 8)
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