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    Travis Pastrana honors Evel Knievel


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    Evel's jump.....


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    I bet it was sketchier on a 60s Harley XR 750!


    Edit - Actually, Pastrana did it on a big Indian v-twin 750 that is 'not designed to jump' - respect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    I bet it was sketchier on a 60s Harley XR 750!
    Definitely! In many ways, Evel was the godfather of mountain biking. How many kids back in the day were inspired by Evel to put a board on a cinder block to jump their bikes? I know I was. Which, over time, led to my interest in motorcycles and then mountain biking.

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    Travis could have jumped them in a line and saved me 3 hours.
    I'm the problem....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Travis could have jumped them in a line and saved me 3 hours.
    He probably could have jumped them all in one jump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Definitely! In many ways, Evel was the godfather of mountain biking. How many kids back in the day were inspired by Evel to put a board on a cinder block to jump their bikes? I know I was. Which, over time, led to my interest in motorcycles and then mountain biking.

    Me too! I saw a lot of that stuff live on Wide World of Sports, etc. I had the toys too! I seem to remember an 'SSP' rip-cord driven jumper toy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    He probably could have jumped them all in one jump!

    ....but can he jump Snake River Canyon? Maybe this is just the lead-up.....

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    I remember almost killing myself as a 9 year old, jumping my Schwinn Stingray over three BigWheels on my rough concrete driveway.

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    Awesome to watch. Evil Kinevel was a big influence on me as a kid, and probably why I am a mountain biker today.
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    That's what's up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    ....but can he jump Snake River Canyon? Maybe this is just the lead-up.....
    He could if he got SpaceX to build the rocket
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    This was pretty awesome! Add me to the list of kids who had this as their favorite toy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbrdan View Post
    Travis could have jumped them in a line and saved me 3 hours.
    DVR saved me 2.9 hrs. No disrespect meant. Travis is amazing. The 2.9 hrs of drivel pays the bills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    How many kids back in the day were inspired by Evel to put a board on a cinder block to jump their bikes?
    Me! We used to do that all the time, with guys marking where you landed with a stick mark on the ground. None of our bikes were designed for it either, you just jumped whatever bike you had. One guy jumped his road bike, it took it.

    I actually killed my bike jumping it. Or rather crashing over a jump. Snapped the handle-bars. They were chromed steel back then and my grandfather welded them but he mucked up the position of them and I never rode the bike again.

    Evel was a hero. We all wanted to be him, most of us had the toy bike :0)

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    What kills me is how easily he made it looks. Like a walk in the park. Very impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Definitely! In many ways, Evel was the godfather of mountain biking. How many kids back in the day were inspired by Evel to put a board on a cinder block to jump their bikes? I know I was. Which, over time, led to my interest in motorcycles and then mountain biking.

    Yep, same here. I was wheelieing & jumping everything in sight back then. A buddy had a Honda S65. He'd tow me down the street to STUPID speeds. And then I broke the frame of my 1st 26"er jumping it off a driveway edge into our yard (about 3 feet lower than street)!

    Wheee!

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    Jumped many times, even had "permanent" ramps built out of scrap lumber, even landing ramps
    . My wheels were never true. We jumped off everthing we could find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    I remember almost killing myself as a 9 year old, jumping my Schwinn Stingray over three BigWheels on my rough concrete driveway.
    dude...that's just insane!
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    We used to jump each other. Set up a ramp and have your buddies lie down at the end of the ramp and jump over them. Never jumped more than three though.

    How are all still alive?
    One gear is all you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    We used to jump each other.
    Na, sod that. Find foolish people to jump. My brother was an idiot, still is. He was always up for the whole getting jumped over thing. Even after he got landed on he'd still do it again another day. Special person my brother.

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