Recently one of my favorite blogs The Slevedge Yard posted a great article on the motorcycles of Evil Knievel. This really took it home for me as this man is one of my favorite American icons. It would take a hybrid of Johnny Cash, Mike Vallely and Jackie Chan to come anywhere near this guy and all he did was crash motorcycles… with style. His Wikipedia page is a good hour of educational entertainment, so crack some wild turkey and give it a once over, I’ll meet you on the roof with my neighbors sons tricycle.
The generation coming up now doesn’t have this to look up to but my kids sure as shit are going to learn about this man before they ever hear about Johnny Knoxville.
R.I.P. Sir, you were the best.