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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Evel Knievel hangs up his helmet

Evel Knievel has trouble now just walking from his condo to the pool.

One of my favourites, back in the day, I had his motorised bike, complete with rider, and it was christmas time all over again whenever someone managed to sneak a video of some of his stunts through the Malawian censorship's talons (another, different, long story)

According to ksdk:

"The '70s cultural icon and poster boy for fast living and derring-do is 67, his body broken by years of spectacular crashes and ravaged by a multitude of serious ailments. The king of the daredevils can hardly get out of bed most days, let alone straddle a Harley.

On bad days, Knievel wishes he had gone into another line of work. On better days, he doesn't regret a minute. Lung disease sometimes makes it hard for him to talk, but his stories still drip with swagger. He can be kind and gracious one minute, irascible and profane the next."

Read more

and go to his official site

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