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evel knievel

Of all the pop culture icons of my youth, Evel Knievel was about the only one who stayed freshly cool in my mind for all these years.

He died today.

I have so many awesome memories of watching his stunts on tv with my parents, and somewhat awesome memories of all the injuries endured when a bunch of us tried to do small recreations of those stunts on our bikes. I didn’t just adore him; I wanted to be him. I envied his guts.

He was Elvis on a motorcycle.

Update: He died of natural causes. Go figure.

Because NOC mentioned it in the comments and I remember every boy on my block having one:

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