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Evel Kneivel-dead, 69.

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by LeadBaron, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. LeadBaron

    LeadBaron Regular member

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    Not sure if anybody heard, but Robert "Evel" Kneivel passed away in his sleep yesterday. We all remember him as the guy who jumped motorcycles, but he actually had a family. Let this be a memoriam of his acheivements.
     
  2. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=331100

     
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    Wow...so sad.
     
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    New World Record tonight,Robbie Maddison, 322 feets 7 and a half inches amazing!!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=3175692

    Maddison broke the record of 277-6 set by Trigger Gumm in 2005 in Australia. During practice Sunday night, Maddison jumped 350 feet.
     
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  5. LOCOENG

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    Amazing how much a 6-7 mph headwind will take off the distance...he jumped twice last night, or this morning as he wasn't happy with his first attempt. He wanted to go 360 feet but the conditions wouldn't allow it.
     
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    says his shooting for 400 feet lol
     
  7. LOCOENG

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    I'm sure he can do it, but he'll need a little more bike and a nice tail wind.
     
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    R.I.P.

    He was a cool guy; despite being a conceited, self-centred, egotistical individual. Notwithstanding, this is a sad day for all of those who aspire to risk their safety doing insane stunts. Sad indeed.
     
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