RIP Evel Knievel

He’ll be remembered more for the times he fell off than the times he landed. Evel Knievel has died.

I used to have some of those Evel Knievel stunt bikes, and the dragster. You’d wind and wind it to get the flywheel spinning fast enough, then when you stopped it would jump off the base station and skitter off. Usually it emulated the famous LAs Vegas fountain jump rather than the graceful leap that was planned.