When I was a child, back in the 1970's, I was in awe of Evel Knievel.
He was an amazing risk taker, courageous and completely bonkers.
Evel was an absolute thrill to watch.
I actually beat his record of jumping 13 London buses...
on my Raleigh Chopper bike.
Okay, they were toy buses but, for a minute,
I WAS my childhood hero.
Rest In Pieces, Evel.