Evel Knievel died...

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    Evel Knievel died...

    How sad that Evel is gone. When I think back to my childhood and all the toys I played with, I remember revving up that motorcycle with him on it, you know the one, it had a ramp and you would turn the crank until the motorcycle was ready to take off. How many times did we pretend to be him on our bmx bikes jumping over things in the yard or at the playground. Anyway, I thought he was a cool guy. He'll be missed.
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    I helped at SDCC '08 Bountyone's Avatar
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    agreed, I also had the EK stuntcycle and I played with that till I wore a hole in the carpet. the man loved his jack daniels. he even had booze in the staff of the cane he walked around with which ultimatley led to his demise. very cool dude...RIP
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    I admired him too. RIP.

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    Re: Evel Knievel died...

    Is it just me or did a bunch of posts disappear?

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    I am right with you there guy's, he will be missed.
    Darren

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    He definately was one of the best stuntsman there ever was.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    Let me tell you guys something. He had BIG BALLS for doing the stuff he did. I certainly wouldnt have ever even attempted half the stuff he does.

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    987654321a said: View Post
    Let me tell you guys something. He had BIG BALLS for doing the stuff he did. I certainly wouldnt have ever even attempted half the stuff he does.
    The thing about the jumps and stuff he did that made it spectacular was that he did it on an old Harley without all the special shocks and suspensions that today's bikes have. So yeah, he had some big brass ones.

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    Loved Evil as a Kid! Had one of the Stuntcycles and used to send him of the top of the stairs! I even broke my front tooth off and ended up eatin' dirt whilst trying to do an Evil jump on my chopper! Ahhh, Those were the days!

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    Evel is dead !! thats a damn shame
    that guy had guts, and was a hero of mine for sure.

    Like many others I spent many hours playing wit the motorcycle stunt set
    and rocket cycle. And now the new released stunt set.

    A great man

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    good run considering his profession. yeah his stunts were pretty amazing.

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    A legend in his own life time.

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    my favorite toy as a kid!!!

    well besides my Star Wars toys!!

    Evel will be missed!!

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    Wow. Just wow. Had the motorcycle too He was a hero for me too. A MEGA icon for those of us 30 something plus. Wasn't it just last year he was still on tour with his crew signing autographs and carting around his old bikes?

    Just wow.


    "All the heroes and legends I knew as a child, have fallen to idols of clay ..."


    RIP

    FP

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    awww hate to see Evel Dead too, but what about Evil Dead 2? That movie is crazy, Bruce Campbell= awesome

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