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    Iconic daredevil Evel Knievel dies at 69

    Iconic daredevil Evel Knievel dies at 69

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/obit_knievel
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    I just saw that. He was the man when i was a youth. Had the Evel Knievel jump car with the pull thingy. So cool.

    When I moved into my gramps house after he died I was sorting through his things and found a card from Evel Knievel that was signed to my Grandfather on the back which was cool cause my gramps and I had the same name. An ex-roommate stole it from me and sold it I think. Would like to get my hands around that guys neck.

    I also remember a commercial with Evel doing donuts in some dudes office and his agent is saying "Are you feeling it Evel? Are you feeling it?" I think that every time I am about to do something crazy on my bike.

    Hope he rests well.

    edit: it was a little caesars pizza commercial with the guy from the munsters too.
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    My Hero! Saw him jump over a bunch of cars in Chicago around 1970 and went home and built a ramp to jump with my Sting Ray. He was da MAN!

    May his soul rest well, he provided millions with some big thrills.

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    Moment of silence.


    One hellava Man. May he rest in peace.
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    The news hit home w/ me also.........The man lived 9 lives

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    Indeed, this man set the precedent for what's considered extreme even to this day.
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    He was definitely one cool dude .......I grew up watching and anticipating his next stunt......In 2007 so many young bikers are doing things unthinkable compared to back in the days of Evel........The technology of motorcycles as well as MTB's has really changed and in many ways all due to guys like Evel .............Joe
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    Amazing figure riding absolutely POS bikes and lived to a ripe old age too. Who whould of thunk that looking at the stuff he did. RIP!,

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