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Username: Hoppop

Post Number: 844
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 01, 2007 - 01:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There were two things that fascinated me as a kid in the late 60's, early 70's....Apollo moonshots called by Walter Cronkite, and Evel Knievel. With either, we were always on the edge of our seat.

Every Knievel jump carried on Wide World of Sports (for those of you younger...that was when "sporting" events were FREE on TV --- I'll get to the Ali-Frazier matches at a later time), led to a group of my friends building "jump" ramps for our banana seat bikes with sissy bars. Sometimes the ramps flopped, sometimes they held....but, we always tried to be like "the man."

RIP Knievel....I never knew ya', but I wanted to be ya' as a kid. You were a hero to a bunch of young boys, when heros were not to be found.

I raise a toast to you tonight.

Kirk M.
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Username: Kirktech

Post Number: 14
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 12:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I remember those days. I remember the banana seats and the sissy bars. I remember the clumsy home-made ramps down by the creek. I remember wanting to be just like the man. Fearless, courageous... A legend.

A toast to the glory days...

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