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That event was so disappointing..

April 07, 2021 03:14AM
We were such HUGE Evel fans as kids.. jumping stuff with our bikes, getting RACKED every single time.. didn't even care.. through the bending over in pain, throwing up and barely uttering every word in the book, we WERE Evel Knievel.. it was glorious.. there were times I thought my bike seat was actually laughing at me and would paint little "victory" images on it like Japanese or Nazi planes shot down..

..and then he jumped the Snake River Canyon.. biggest lead up to an event I'd ever seen, no TV coverage, but we were GLUED to the radio to hear it.. It was kind of disappointing that he wasn't on a motorcycle, but some sort of rocket.. didn't make sense.. thought for sure he'd die when the chute opened and he was headed for the river, but he survived, although his image was completely tarnished afterward.. Still loved him.. I think the people you grow up idolizing can really do no wrong, no matter what they do.. that was definitely a case for me with Evel..



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SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Well............I had to do it

IowaRam48April 06, 2021 04:28PM

  Re: Well............I had to do it

MamaRAMa19April 06, 2021 04:39PM

  Oh.........

IowaRam7April 07, 2021 06:02PM

  This is 100% a must buy for me....

JamesJM16April 06, 2021 04:46PM

  I bought it...

JamesJM16April 06, 2021 05:01PM

  Have ya told him about it

IowaRam8April 07, 2021 11:28AM

  No, I'm keeping it a secret...

JamesJM6April 07, 2021 12:26PM

  Always wanted one.. never got one...

sstrams17April 06, 2021 05:14PM

  I regret missing the Snake River attempt...

JamesJM15April 06, 2021 06:09PM

  That event was so disappointing..

sstrams9April 07, 2021 03:14AM

  I remember watching it on TV

IowaRam10April 07, 2021 11:37AM

  Speaking of over hyped let downs

IowaRam9April 07, 2021 11:47AM

  Yes, it was... but....

JamesJM9April 07, 2021 12:27PM

  I think it was pay per view..

sstrams8April 07, 2021 01:56PM

  Channels....

JamesJM8April 07, 2021 02:05PM

  Yeah, pretty much the same here..

sstrams8April 07, 2021 02:35PM

  Re: I think it was pay per view..

21Dog5April 08, 2021 05:26AM

  That would make sense..

sstrams4April 08, 2021 05:27AM

  Re: That would make sense..

21Dog4April 08, 2021 05:28AM

  Thanks.. not digging it...

sstrams5April 08, 2021 05:29AM