Evel Knievel has passed on.
I was never a big fan of his stunts or his personality. He was an interesting character, to be sure, and his personal story is unusual to say the least. I remember watching George Hamilton's portrayal with amusement.
Whatever you may think of him, he led an interesting life. The outlaw image combined with the death-defying attitude (and good old-fashioned salesmanship) created a mystique that propelled him to national icon status - and even if he had faded into partial obscurity over the years, there have been few, if any, challengers since.
Rest In Peace.
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Ok, this is about as strange as it gets. How do you lose your leg without knowing it? How do you shift (or brake, as the case may be?)
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese biker failed to notice his leg had been severed below the knee when he hit a safety barrier, and rode on for 2 km (1.2 miles), leaving a friend to pick up the missing limb.
I shot these photos in downtown Jackson, California a few months back. The VFR 800 was parked near a shop I was visiting, the tasty Scorpion exhaust system caught my eye.
So, I whipped out my camera, and shot a few close-ups just to test the camera and practice close-up photography. I hope you like the results.
Later, I heard the VFR start up, as the owner was preparing to leave - the Scorpions sounded very nice indeed.