Evel Knievel: DEAD

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  1. cyfanatic

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    Re: Evel Kneivel: DEAD

    What was the cause?
     
  3. cyfanatic

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    #3 cyfanatic, Nov 30, 2007
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    Re: Evel Kneivel: DEAD

    Doesn't say...
     
  4. cybsball20

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    He has been in declining health over the last few years because of complications with Hepetitis C...
     
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    NNNOOOOOO! God Speed Evel :sad:
     
  6. Cyclonepride

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    A true American icon. I tore most of the skin off of my knuckles cranking on that little red box to launch his cycle.
     
  7. cyfanatic

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    That is so funny! I had a blue launch box...I think...either way what a great toy!
     
  8. Cydar

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    I couldn't get my damn cycle to do any of those tricks they showed in the tv ad...
     
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    Mine wouldn't either, but I was convinced that if I cranked that baby for two or three minutes, that little bastard would take off at 120 mph. Sounded like a jumbo jet trying to take off. I'm not sure why my mom made me take it outside?
     
  10. Wesley

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    His boy lives on though.
     
  11. Wx4Cy

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    And let's not forget the big bus, camper, van thing whatever that was.
     
  12. Jerry1982

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    It was always a big night of TV when Evel was gonna be on. Seems like a long time ago though. :sad:
     
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    #13 coachdags, Nov 30, 2007
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    A great personable Man, I worked for a raceway concessionaire back in the day. Evel jumped like 20 buses. we got to visit his trailer and serve his food and beverage to him on that day in Colorado....

    He was a icon, he will be missed..:sad:
     
  14. EggMcClone

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    The man had style. He carried around a diamond-encrusted cane with a screw-off top so it could hold Wild Turkey.
     
  15. Arkansas

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    Re: Evel Kneivel: DEAD

    liver cancer.

    he was an icon for every biker... r.i.p. buddy.
     
  16. superdorf

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    CNN decided to make this a "Breaking News Alert" today... I got an email at about 3pm.

    I was pretty surprised that he died... but more surprised that it was "breaking news"
     

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