Travis doin Evel.

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6/27/2018 5:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/27/2018 5:25 AM

Didn't see this anywhere on the site.
Thought a few might want to tune in, it's about a week away.



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-01/how-travis-pastrana-plans-to-recreate-evel-knievel-s-legendary-stunts


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6/27/2018 6:09 AM

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6/27/2018 6:19 AM

Pastrana is 100 times the motorcycle rider that Evel ever was and there's no question he's got the balls to attempt just about anything so it just makes me wonder why he is doing this. If he was going to do it on a 1967 Triumph Bonneville I would be very impressed... but he's not. They keep trying to claim he's going to be on an equivalent bike, but he's not. Lots of people have already done this stuff and much more on modern bikes.

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6/27/2018 6:30 AM

Fonzarelli wrote:

Pastrana is 100 times the motorcycle rider that Evel ever was and there's no question he's got the balls to attempt just about anything so it just makes me wonder why he is doing this. If he was going to do it on a 1967 Triumph Bonneville I would be very impressed... but he's not. They keep trying to claim he's going to be on an equivalent bike, but he's not. Lots of people have already done this stuff and much more on modern bikes.

It’s a promo for Indian Motorcycles; it’s cool; and Pastrana is surely getting paid to do it. Wonder no more.

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6/27/2018 7:02 AM

It has been in a previous post and I keep asking the same question " DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE AND IF I CAN GET TICKETS TO SEE IT LIVE??!???"
I'm in Vegas that weekend and would love to watch it live.
Thanks for any help in advance.

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6/27/2018 7:23 AM

scottydogmx wrote:

It has been in a previous post and I keep asking the same question " DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE AND IF I CAN GET TICKETS TO SEE IT LIVE??!???"
I'm in Vegas that weekend and would love to watch it live.
Thanks for any help in advance.


From what I understand, it's gonna be free.
The Fountain jump, there is a Bar sitting on half the run up to the ramp.
He's gonna practically back the bike up to window of the pub, which will be open for regular business,
and have 200 instead 400 feet run up to the ramp.

Hey, biggest thing, like he says in the article, is he's been practicing, and already feels a bit of a sissy for that alone.

I mean, rumor has it, Evel would just show up, size the jump up, drink about 1/2 a pint of whisky, and go for it.

Hey, anyway you look at it, it's 170 feet, with a postage stamp landing ramp to aim for.

His son made it, I think Metzger did it, both on dirt bikes.

1/2 the run up from what the other guys had, a little bit of wheel spin, a little too much throttle, a little squirrelly on takeoff, he's a grease spot in the road.
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6/27/2018 8:00 AM

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

6/27/2018 8:30 AM

Gary Wells missed the landing ramp on a 1980 CR250 Honda and was pretty fubar. When shit goes wrong it can get really bad. Best of luck to TP.

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6/27/2018 9:02 AM

tingo wrote:

It’s a promo for Indian Motorcycles; it’s cool; and Pastrana is surely getting paid to do it. Wonder no more.

^ This

Travis may play the ADHD adrenaline junky in front of a camera, but hes a damn saavy business guy behind the scenes and I hope he makes bank on this gig.

Give 'em hell Travis and happy landings.

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"We don't rent pigs."

6/27/2018 9:44 AM

scottydogmx wrote:

It has been in a previous post and I keep asking the same question " DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE AND IF I CAN GET TICKETS TO SEE IT LIVE??!???"
I'm in Vegas that weekend and would love to watch it live.
Thanks for any help in advance.

motogrady wrote:
From what I understand, it's gonna be free.
The Fountain jump, there is a Bar sitting on half the run up to the ramp.
He's gonna practically back the bike up to window of the pub, which will be open for regular business,
and have 200 instead 400 feet run up to the ramp.

Hey, biggest thing, like he says in the article, is he's been practicing, and already feels a bit of a sissy for that alone.

I mean, rumor has it, Evel would just show up, size the jump up, drink about 1/2 a pint of whisky, and go for it.

Hey, anyway you look at it, it's 170 feet, with a postage stamp landing ramp to aim for.

His son made it, I think Metzger did it, both on dirt bikes.

1/2 the run up from what the other guys had, a little bit of wheel spin, a little too much throttle, a little squirrelly on takeoff, he's a grease spot in the road.

Thanks,
The pub it is, better get there early!
Metzger did it in 2006 with a backflip, his bike is in a karting track just off the strip Photo

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6/27/2018 11:39 AM

Pastrana is an all around likable guy that has done amazing things on a motorcycle. I really wish we would have been able to see a longer motocross career as he could do things / attempt things that others wouldn't even think about doing. I know he has had bumps. bruises, and broken bones over the years of all his stunts, but I cannot believe he has been able to avoid a life altering injury with the way he is willing to do just about anything that could be dreamed up on a motorcycle.

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Here's to feeling good all the time

6/27/2018 11:46 AM

FuzzyLogic wrote:

Pastrana is an all around likable guy that has done amazing things on a motorcycle. I really wish we would have been able to see a longer motocross career as he could do things / attempt things that others wouldn't even think about doing. I know he has had bumps. bruises, and broken bones over the years of all his stunts, but I cannot believe he has been able to avoid a life altering injury with the way he is willing to do just about anything that could be dreamed up on a motorcycle.


I remember Rodger D was the manager at yellow when TP was racing, and wasn't happy with what he was doing when not racing.
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6/27/2018 11:48 AM

scottydogmx wrote:

Thanks,
The pub it is, better get there early!
Metzger did it in 2006 with a backflip, his bike is in a karting track just off the strip Photo


Jeez........ If that don't take something out of it.

I mean, how you gonna top that?
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6/27/2018 11:57 AM

motogrady wrote:
From what I understand, it's gonna be free.
The Fountain jump, there is a Bar sitting on half the run up to the ramp.
He's gonna practically back the bike up to window of the pub, which will be open for regular business,
and have 200 instead 400 feet run up to the ramp.

Hey, biggest thing, like he says in the article, is he's been practicing, and already feels a bit of a sissy for that alone.

I mean, rumor has it, Evel would just show up, size the jump up, drink about 1/2 a pint of whisky, and go for it.

Hey, anyway you look at it, it's 170 feet, with a postage stamp landing ramp to aim for.

His son made it, I think Metzger did it, both on dirt bikes.

1/2 the run up from what the other guys had, a little bit of wheel spin, a little too much throttle, a little squirrelly on takeoff, he's a grease spot in the road.

scottydogmx wrote:

Thanks,
The pub it is, better get there early!
Metzger did it in 2006 with a backflip, his bike is in a karting track just off the strip Photo

motogrady wrote:
Jeez........ If that don't take something out of it.

I mean, how you gonna top that?

Frontflip on a Harley hardtail ???

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6/27/2018 12:16 PM

scottydogmx wrote:

Frontflip on a Harley hardtail ???

laughing

I guess so
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6/27/2018 1:14 PM

3 hr show for 3 jumps that take about 2 minutes total, they will have to show all the crash highlights a million times.

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6/27/2018 10:15 PM

Fonzarelli wrote:

Pastrana is 100 times the motorcycle rider that Evel ever was and there's no question he's got the balls to attempt just about anything so it just makes me wonder why he is doing this. If he was going to do it on a 1967 Triumph Bonneville I would be very impressed... but he's not. They keep trying to claim he's going to be on an equivalent bike, but he's not. Lots of people have already done this stuff and much more on modern bikes.

WOW really !!! tell us more, who would have ever guessed, I bet Pastrana will be bummed that you are not impressed.

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Ed Johnson

6/28/2018 6:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/28/2018 6:15 PM

holy shit...

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scte3.0 pro-line trinity tekin

6/28/2018 7:44 AM

Dang! He must be getting paid MEGA bucks to wear that goon suit.

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6/28/2018 8:00 AM

btw Travis doin Travis

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6/28/2018 8:11 AM

Not talking shit, he is undoubtedly talented with brass balls. But am I the only one that’s not a huge fan?

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6/28/2018 3:35 PM

gt757 wrote:

btw Travis doin Travis

What the hell, unbelievable testicular fortitude !!

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6/28/2018 3:40 PM

Solidkm wrote:

Not talking shit, he is undoubtedly talented with brass balls. But am I the only one that’s not a huge fan?

Yes.

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6/28/2018 4:42 PM

Solidkm wrote:

Not talking shit, he is undoubtedly talented with brass balls. But am I the only one that’s not a huge fan?

ocscottie wrote:

Yes.

No shit. It is impossible not to like the guy.

Nicest dude ever, humble, bad ass, amazing ambassador.

What's not to like?

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6/28/2018 5:02 PM

dimetime wrote:

No shit. It is impossible not to like the guy.

Nicest dude ever, humble, bad ass, amazing ambassador.

What's not to like?

I guess because he's not gonna jump a 1967 Triumph people think he's not core. wink

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Ed Johnson

6/28/2018 6:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/28/2018 6:01 PM

If there is anybody more core than Pastrana, I would like to see them. This guy is living the dream and pretty nice as well.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

6/28/2018 10:24 PM

Solidkm wrote:

Not talking shit, he is undoubtedly talented with brass balls. But am I the only one that’s not a huge fan?

Pretty much. Honestly don't see how you can't like the guy unless he bagged your chick. Did he bag your chick Solidkm?

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6/29/2018 7:03 AM

Solidkm wrote:

Not talking shit, he is undoubtedly talented with brass balls. But am I the only one that’s not a huge fan?

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Pretty much. Honestly don't see how you can't like the guy unless he bagged your chick. Did he bag your chick Solidkm?

TP is too nice to do that. Hard to see any reason for someone to not like the guy. What is it about him that makes you "not a huge fan", Solidkm?

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6/29/2018 8:35 AM

Solidkm wrote:

Not talking shit, he is undoubtedly talented with brass balls. But am I the only one that’s not a huge fan?

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Pretty much. Honestly don't see how you can't like the guy unless he bagged your chick. Did he bag your chick Solidkm?

tingo wrote:

TP is too nice to do that. Hard to see any reason for someone to not like the guy. What is it about him that makes you "not a huge fan", Solidkm?

Funny that you guys think you know him so well. Probably never met him in real life. Not saying he isn't a great guy, just that you guys don't personally know that. I'm not a hater, but I'm not necessarily a fan. I was a fan of his racing. Now a lot of the stuff him and his crew do is just foolish.

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6/29/2018 10:55 AM

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Pretty much. Honestly don't see how you can't like the guy unless he bagged your chick. Did he bag your chick Solidkm?

tingo wrote:

TP is too nice to do that. Hard to see any reason for someone to not like the guy. What is it about him that makes you "not a huge fan", Solidkm?

Squirrelings wrote:

Funny that you guys think you know him so well. Probably never met him in real life. Not saying he isn't a great guy, just that you guys don't personally know that. I'm not a hater, but I'm not necessarily a fan. I was a fan of his racing. Now a lot of the stuff him and his crew do is just foolish.

I don't think I know him well; I know that I don't know him at all. That being said, you can get a general sense of a person based on years of interviews, social media, other people's accounts of him/her, etc. For example, despite not knowing either of them, I wouldn't hesitate to invite TP into my home...Nico Izzi, not so much.

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