Friday, November 30, 2007

Goodbye Evel

An American Original has died. Evel Knievel passed Friday, age 69. I remember watching him jump the Snake River Canyon on ABC Sports when I was a kid. I got the wind-up motorcycle for X-mas one year. I made my Dad get up at 6 am to let me open the present and then pissed off my brothers and sisters by revving that thing across the kitchen floor all morning. The end of an era.

5 comments:

Joe said...

I had that same wind up bike. I remember jumping it over piles of burning leafs on the sidewalk and having his polyester jumpsuit melt from it. Evel Knievel was a legend.

andrew said...

inspired me to trash 2-3 bicycles in one day.... we set up the jump and first i broke mine then my brothers and i was working on my moms when i got caught... good times

Lunatic Biker said...

Dare Devil Rosenberg

Anonymous said...

The Snake River jump was only on pay-per-view.

Harry Dean Stanton said...

Bullshit Anon.
Jim McKay gave us the highlights, right after the U.S. Open, or some other bullshit golf reel. Anyway, way to piss on a kids memories...