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Evel Knievel - RIP

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:08 pm
by Bone
Yet another of my childhood heros has passed away... wrote:Friday, November 30 marked the end of what will forever be remembered as the longest and most courageous battle between one man, a man we all know as the world's greatest daredevil, and death. Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel died in Clearwater, Florida, finally succumbing after nearly a three-year bout with the terminal lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was 69.

His death was preceded by more than 40 years of constant battle against the persistent pain of broken bones and severe trauma after jumping and crashing motorcycles like no man had ever done before. In addition, he fought to overcome the tremendous obstacles of diabetes, hepatitis C, a liver transplant, numerous surgeries and two strokes.

RIP Evel. No other stunt rider could ever hope to compare.

Re: Evel Knievel - RIP

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:50 pm
by judas gnb
Yes i agree with all that bone said.Evel could do things with a bike other could only wish to do.I think i may sit down in a bit and watch "Evel Knievel" staring George Hamilton in a few.