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Doug Danger and the Evel Knievel Stunt Show

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 8, 2015 by Pat Regan

There will be plenty of Sturgis stuff to post in the coming days, but today Doug Danger would attempt to do a jump that Evel Knievel had tried with disastrous results.

I was raised on Evel Knievel so I was psyched to see this event!

Here is a promo video they played before the jump.

When I first saw this new path at the Buffalo Chip I thought they were just making improvements. Turns out it’s the lead in to the jump ramp.

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After a little Chip style hype it was time for Doug Danger to take the stage.

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He came out on Evel’s bike wearing Vanson leathers in Evel Knievel’s style outfit.

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Evel was in his 30’s when he tried it. Doug Danger is attempting this feat at 53 years of age. The same jump was attempted by Bubba Blackwell a few years back. He also crashed.

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Here the guy who owns the $350,000 motorcycle gives Doug a final thumbs up as he burns through the amphitheatre for a practice pass.

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Doug takes a last look from the ramp before his final attempt at glory.

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And here he comes at 80 mph approaching the ramp.

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And he’s up!

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Up!

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And Away!

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You may see many crazy jumps these days in Red Bull competitions and such, but this jump was being done on Evel Knievel’s 1972 Harley Davidson XR-750. That’s a heavy machine!

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I wasn’t expecting him to get such height. It was incredible!

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As he descends one wonders…Will he make it? The excitement was insane!

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Looking good!

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He cleared it!

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And he nailed the landing! Incredible!

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He made it look easy. Smooth! The crowd went nuts!

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Doug then road back up the ramp where he just landed to bask in the crowd’s adulation!

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And his crew joins him in the celebration.

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He then cracked a brew and gave his thanks to all. After many a tumble and conquering stage 4 cancer Doug Danger beat the record that Evel Knievel attempted on the  same bike over 40 years ago.

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Here is a YouTube video of the jump.