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Old 11-30-2007, 04:54 PM   #41
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too bad, there was a pretty surly interview with him in last months(maybe this months) maxim magazine. still hangin it all out there till the end.

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:00 PM   #42
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My second bicycle was an AMF Evel Knievel model complete with number plate & gas tank...I was a fan ever since.
He was one of the few people who's name I use regularly as a verb.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:01 PM   #43
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damn what a shame of all the dude man i dug him as long as i can remember

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:03 PM   #44
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The man was an American Icon. Sorry to see him go. But...for a guy like that, who did what he did, to die at home, at his age, is remarkable in and of itself. He cheated Death for many years, and it made us all smile to watch.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:03 PM   #45
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Man, I had the lunchbox when I was in kindergarten and I broke three bicycles as a kid idolizing him. What a bummer!

I had the same lunchbox when I was in kindergarten. Now that I'm thirty and a high school shop teacher, I still take that same lunchbox to school some days! lackluster
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:04 PM   #46
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I remember the hours I spent ramping my wind up Evel motorcycle down my steps.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:04 PM   #47
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I think everyone should do a shot of Wild Turkey in honor of the worlds greatest stuntman. There will never be anyone like him again. I met him a few years ago, he was very cool. Rest in peace, Robert Craig Knievel.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:09 PM   #48
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Its Always Sad When An Icon Passes. But I Always Saw Evel As Invincible.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:18 PM   #49
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The dude should have died a long time ago but I think he was waiting to hit fine '69 first!

Thanks EK, you inspired me and a million other toughskin-wearing jackass kids to put an old door on a tipped-over trash can and go for it.

Who today is a true legend like this man? Even if only half the stories are true...
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:19 PM   #50
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I must be old, all my heros are gone....








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Shit. All I have to watch is "Viva Knievel".
This one is worthwhile to add to the home library - a documentary from A&E/History Channel....some good clear historical footage - http://store.aetv.com/html/product/index.jhtml?id=73374


And, there was a real good thread with pix & folks' memorabilia just last month, re EK's birthday - http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=24222

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:32 PM   #51
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i know what ya mean Dragon , allotta people ive watched and respected have went away in recent years

RIP EVEL KNIEVEL
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:33 PM   #52
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RIP Evel you lived an awesome life...
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:33 PM   #53
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R.I.P. Evel, I read a bio by Ace Collins last year and learned alot about a truely great man. I would love to see that Jim Rome interview as well, anyone got it?
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:37 PM   #54
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damn another hero / icon gone.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:55 PM   #55
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Logged in and saw the yahoo news about it.

I thought to myself it can't be true.

Still can't really believe it.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:03 PM   #56
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just saw it on the nightly news. that guy was one of,if not my only childhood heros. jumping shit on my bmx pretending to be him. rest in peace!
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:08 PM   #57
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Another one of my heros in heaven. Once a hero always a hero.
Rest in peace Evel!!
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:13 PM   #58
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End of an era.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:17 PM   #59
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Like his friend Billy Rundel said, "Superman just doesn't die, right?"

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Old 11-30-2007, 06:18 PM   #60
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As with many who were born in the late 60's, myself included, he was more than just some crazy ass, womanizing, live life to the fullest kind of a guy, he was our HERO !! and still remains an icon of the 70's and 80's. This guy wasn't afraid to do BALLS TO THE WALL CRAZY STUFF , while everyone else talked about death defying stunts, he was grabbing a handful of throttle and gettin' it done. Another of my long time hero's gone to that place we all can only hope for. "EVIL KNIEVEL LIVES IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER !!!
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