Friday, 28 August 2015

Saw this and thought of Evel Knievel


  1. Great up the ramp, just makes for a tricky landing!

  2. Fixed the spelling "Knievel" not "Kinevel".

    Yeah, the old dude was crazy. He became famous in this country when he jumped 13 buses in London in 1975. The story was that he looked at the jump and said he thought that 12 was ok but he wasn't sure about 13. The promoter offered to take one bus out but Evel refused because he said he'd jump 13 and 13 it would be. He duly hit the last bus and crashed. He declined a stretcher and walked away despite having broken his pelvis. Also using a Harley Davidson XR750 seems crazy compared to a motocross bike.