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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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2021-03-05 1:55:56 AM  
25 votes:

Herb Utsmelz: kdawg7736: Evel Knievel he is not.

Neither was Evel Knievel.

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

/There's no parking in the white line trajectory
 
2021-03-05 5:31:03 AM  
14 votes:
The article said he was taken out by helicopter. Personally, I think he was taken out by the canyon floor.
 
2021-03-05 3:07:51 AM  
13 votes:

kdawg7736: Evel Knievel he is not.


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

Weevil Knievel
 
2021-03-05 2:36:42 AM  
11 votes:
A missing person flyer issued...

O_o
 
2021-03-05 3:48:39 AM  
10 votes:

Dave2042: kdawg7736: Evel Knievel he is not.

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

Weevil Knievel


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2021-03-05 2:21:12 AM  
9 votes:

Herb Utsmelz: 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.


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.
 
2021-03-05 9:16:13 AM  
5 votes:
More like the Grand Can'tyon.
 
2021-03-05 2:54:14 AM  
5 votes:
"just me, my motorcycle, and the entire grand canyon laid out in front of me... genie, that is my wish"
 
2021-03-04 11:00:54 PM  
5 votes:
Evel Knievel he is not.
 
2021-03-05 3:31:07 AM  
4 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 6:20:35 AM  
3 votes:
To bad there wasn't a police car at the bottom to break his fall.

/a pickle the size of four pregnant watermelons
 
2021-03-04 11:42:25 PM  
3 votes:

kdawg7736: Evel Knievel he is not.


Neither was Evel Knievel.

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2021-03-05 11:55:56 AM  
2 votes:
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2021-03-05 6:29:00 AM  
2 votes:
Well he died doing what he loved, screaming and falling.
 
2021-03-05 2:39:00 AM  
2 votes:
Simpsons did it.

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2021-03-05 2:37:52 AM  
2 votes:

Archie Goodwin: A missing person flyer issued...

O_o


Haha I get it.

Because he flew.

/haha
 
2021-03-05 3:46:42 PM  
1 vote:

aagrajag: Simpsons did it.

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Yeah, and you don't need a motorcycle.

The Simpsons Homer Jumps the Gorge
Youtube FgrDAelryUo
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2021-03-05 9:58:25 AM  
1 vote:

Thosw: The article said he was taken out by helicopter. Personally, I think he was taken out by the canyon floor.



It is not the fall that will kill you....it is the sudden stop.
 
2021-03-05 8:23:01 AM  
1 vote:
Friends called him "Thelma".
 
2021-03-05 4:26:39 AM  
1 vote:

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?


"Kentucky man *doesn't* jump Grand Canyon on motorcycle."

Interpret that as you will.
 
2021-03-05 3:54:42 AM  
1 vote:

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 3:37:47 AM  
1 vote:
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 3:03:55 AM  
1 vote:

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