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(USA Today)   Kentucky man doesn't jump Grand Canyon on motorcycle   (usatoday.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Grand Canyon, National Park Service personnel, National Park Service, Park rangers, Associated Press, Grand Canyon National Park, South Kaibab Trailhead of the Grand Canyon, park spokeswoman  
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2021-03-04 11:42:25 PM  
18 votes:

kdawg7736: Evel Knievel he is not.


Neither was Evel Knievel.

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2021-03-05 2:09:36 AM  
11 votes:

AliceBToklasLives: The red line trajectory actually looks more impressive than the white line trajectory.

/There's no parking in the white line trajectory


His chute deployed prematurely. The wind carried him back there as he gently floated to a stop.
 
2021-03-05 3:37:47 AM  
9 votes:
Tag is right, this is sad, reading between the lines it's pretty obvious dude committed suicide =(

/I feel bad for his family
//Worse for the poor souls who had to recover his body
///Everyone loses when you commit suicide like that
 
2021-03-05 2:37:44 AM  
9 votes:

AliceBToklasLives: Just watched it. Why have I never seen it?

And it's less impressive than what I imagined from the trajectories. Looney Tunes physics has ruined my sense of reality.


I was 14 at the time and really into dirt bikes and motorcycles in general, so I paid attention to this event. It seemed overhyped to begin with and I wasn't surprised at the outcome.
 
2021-03-05 3:05:46 AM  
8 votes:

Herb Utsmelz: His chute deployed prematurely.


Haha.  And the dashed red line on that graph is a gross exaggeration of his trajectory.  What actually happened is that Mr. Knievel knew he didn't have a hope in hell of making the jump and pulled the parachute cord the moment he cleared the launcher.
 
2021-03-05 2:39:00 AM  
6 votes:
Simpsons did it.

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2021-03-05 5:27:28 AM  
5 votes:

robodog: MelGoesOnTour: robodog: Tag is right, this is sad, reading between the lines it's pretty obvious dude committed suicide =(

/I feel bad for his family
//Worse for the poor souls who had to recover his body
///Everyone loses when you commit suicide like that

I must have missed something-  where does it say he flew off the rim on a motorcycle?

He appears to have abandoned his personal vehicle is bureaucratic speak for he intentionally left his bike at the parking lot. It also says something different than "it appears the victim was viewing the canyon from the rim and fell"  which is the kind of thing you typically see when it's an accident or stupidity that caused the fall.


The bike and his body were found in the canyon. Personal vehicle seems to mean he was either towing the bike or had it in the bed of a truck.
 
2021-03-05 5:25:15 AM  
4 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: robodog: Tag is right, this is sad, reading between the lines it's pretty obvious dude committed suicide =(

/I feel bad for his family
//Worse for the poor souls who had to recover his body
///Everyone loses when you commit suicide like that

I must have missed something-  where does it say he flew off the rim on a motorcycle?


"National Park Service personnel located a body and motorcycle Wednesday below the South Kaibab Trailhead of the Grand Canyon after a multi-day search, officials said in a statement."

I guess we're assuming the bike didn't throw itself over the rim?
 
2021-03-05 3:54:42 AM  
2 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: robodog: Tag is right, this is sad, reading between the lines it's pretty obvious dude committed suicide =(

/I feel bad for his family
//Worse for the poor souls who had to recover his body
///Everyone loses when you commit suicide like that

I must have missed something-  where does it say he flew off the rim on a motorcycle?


He appears to have abandoned his personal vehicle is bureaucratic speak for he intentionally left his bike at the parking lot. It also says something different than "it appears the victim was viewing the canyon from the rim and fell"  which is the kind of thing you typically see when it's an accident or stupidity that caused the fall.
 
2021-03-05 3:31:07 AM  
2 votes:

fragMasterFlash: Herb Utsmelz: kdawg7736: Evel Knievel he is not.

Neither was Evel Knievel.


Knievel claimed that the force of the launch knocked him out and that he was at the mercy of the guidance system of his vehicle when it crashed. Others have posited that this outcome was the result of the bellyfull of pills and beer ingested preflight by Mr Knievel. Who are you going believe?

/OMG, we need some beer money
//go crash again, Evel


Sgygus: Herb Utsmelz: His chute deployed prematurely.

Haha.  And the dashed red line on that graph is a gross exaggeration of his trajectory.  What actually happened is that Mr. Knievel knew he didn't have a hope in hell of making the jump and pulled the parachute cord the moment he cleared the launcher.



There's a wide line between a stunt biker and an astronaut.
 
2021-03-05 3:03:55 AM  
2 votes:

Herb Utsmelz: kdawg7736: Evel Knievel he is not.

Neither was Evel Knievel.

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Knievel claimed that the force of the launch knocked him out and that he was at the mercy of the guidance system of his vehicle when it crashed. Others have posited that this outcome was the result of the bellyfull of pills and beer ingested preflight by Mr Knievel. Who are you going believe?

/OMG, we need some beer money
//go crash again, Evel
 
2021-03-05 9:27:08 AM  
1 vote:

robodog: Tag is right, this is sad, reading between the lines it's pretty obvious dude committed suicide =(

/I feel bad for his family
//Worse for the poor souls who had to recover his body
///Everyone loses when you commit suicide like that


That was my take away as well. Hell of a way to go though.
 
2021-03-05 7:42:58 AM  
1 vote:
"identification was based on evidence found with the body"

Yuck.
 
2021-03-05 3:43:54 AM  
1 vote:

robodog: Tag is right, this is sad, reading between the lines it's pretty obvious dude committed suicide =(

/I feel bad for his family
//Worse for the poor souls who had to recover his body
///Everyone loses when you commit suicide like that


Sound like it.
When are people going to bring up that 🐅 Woods might have been trying to do similar. Because that's what I suspect.
 
2021-03-05 3:07:51 AM  
1 vote:

kdawg7736: Evel Knievel he is not.


What's small and black and hoons around your pantry at 200mph?

Weevil Knievel
 
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2021-03-04 11:58:52 PM  
1 vote:
Dumb as all hell but however, RESPECT.
 
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