Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A lot of people want to be like Evel

Via TRF, I find an article about a team that wants to recreate Evel Knievel's Skycycle jump over the Snake River: Local Men Get Canyon Jump Permit for Weekend before Beckley. Scott Record and Scott Truax plan to recreate the jump this September. If you remember, it was Scott Truax's father, Robert, who built Evel's Skycycle X-2. Just a week after this, one "Big Ed" Beckley plans to jump the river using a rocket powered motorcycle.

This prompted me to check what has happened with "Mad Mike" Hughes' planned rocket cycle jump. To my surprise, I last posted about his X-2 SkyLimo in May 2011. A quick check of his website finds that he hasn't jumped or even scheduled the jump. However, it did yield some new eye-candy.