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06 Dec 2012 10:40 AM   |   3667 clicks   |   KMVT Twin Falls
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SnarfVader     
Yeah, that will end well. I wonder if it'll be in the same spot as Knievel now that there's a lot more development in the area.

06 Dec 2012 09:25 AM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
SnarfVader

Knievel's launch site is on an undeveloped spot. You could blow up a rocket bike there without hurting anybody.

The city (county?) wants to build a continuous trail along the south rim connecting Shoshone Falls to downtown Twin Falls. Land owners in between won't sell. The city built part of the path anyway. It dead ends at a fence within sight of the lauch ramp, which is on private property.

06 Dec 2012 09:32 AM
TheHighlandHowler    [TotalFark]  
This is not a repeat from 1974?

06 Dec 2012 09:44 AM
SnarfVader     

ZAZ: SnarfVader

Knievel's launch site is on an undeveloped spot. You could blow up a rocket bike there without hurting anybody.

The city (county?) wants to build a continuous trail along the south rim connecting Shoshone Falls to downtown Twin Falls. Land owners in between won't sell. The city built part of the path anyway. It dead ends at a fence within sight of the lauch ramp, which is on private property.


Ah, I see. I thought it was by the bridge. I only travel through there occasionally, this past August being the latest. Thanks.

06 Dec 2012 09:51 AM
LowbrowDeluxe     
Super Dave Osbourne?

06 Dec 2012 10:42 AM
Fark-N-Noodle     
This guy is trying to beat the system and not save for retirement, trying this he won't need to.

06 Dec 2012 10:44 AM
Felix_T_Cat     

LowbrowDeluxe: Super Dave Osbourne?


Came for this!

06 Dec 2012 10:44 AM
BizarreMan    [TotalFark]  
Having lived in Twin the first time I can say that if anybody in the city and county government remembers the cluster fark that was the first time around they'll say hell no.

06 Dec 2012 10:47 AM
Bondith     

Felix_T_Cat: LowbrowDeluxe: Super Dave Osbourne?

Came for this!


Squared.

06 Dec 2012 10:47 AM
TheMysticS     

Felix_T_Cat: LowbrowDeluxe: Super Dave Osbourne?

Came for this!


Threepeat!

/always made me laugh

06 Dec 2012 10:47 AM
misterfweem     
It's about time you young folks took an interest in danger. Just remember these three things: Bones heal, chicks dig scars, and the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the free world.

06 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
stuffy     
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06 Dec 2012 10:52 AM
jbtilley     
At first I was all:
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But then I:
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06 Dec 2012 11:01 AM
ThisIsntMe     

misterfweem: It's about time you young folks took an interest in danger. Just remember these three things: Bones heal, chicks dig scars, and the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the free world.


WTF? A guy just parachuted from space. Your argument is invalid.

06 Dec 2012 11:09 AM
Smeggy Smurf    [TotalFark]  

SnarfVader: Yeah, that will end well. I wonder if it'll be in the same spot as Knievel now that there's a lot more development in the area.


It's still wide open. The ramp Kneivel used is still there too.

There is no way anybody is ever going to make that jump on a bike and survive. I'd drive over there to watch him die.

06 Dec 2012 11:11 AM
cherryl taggart     
Insert wellbye.jpg here.

06 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
jbtilley     

ThisIsntMe: WTF? A guy just parachuted from space. Your argument is invalid.


I take it you don't get my post either.

06 Dec 2012 11:17 AM
fappomatic     
From the looks of this guy, he'll need a 15,000 CC motorcycle and 6 C-130 JATO modules strapped to his ass. Wake me when he achieves orbit.

\Super Dave

06 Dec 2012 11:20 AM
JonnyG     

TheMysticS: Felix_T_Cat: LowbrowDeluxe: Super Dave Osbourne?

Came for this!

Threepeat!

/always made me laugh


Damn you people. I sit and read this and all of a sudden it pops into my head:

"We're here at the Snake River Canyon, where the one and only Super Dave Osborne will attempt to launch his specially equipped motorcycle across the river to safety. With me now... Well, what do you think Super Dave?"
[Camera pans to Super Dave who is wearing some ridiculous flotation device]
"Well... I have to say that I've been waiting my whole li-... well, at least 6 months to do this. I can feel it. The fans want to see me succeed and that's what I'm gonna do."
"I see you've had a specially designed ramp constructed for this event. Can you tell us a bit about this?"
"Yeah, sure. You see this long flat part and how it's raised up? Well, that's where I drive my bike. I'm gonna hit that sucker at 120mph and I'm going flying across the canyon, baby. Check this out..."
[Super Dave's sidekick, Fuji, presses a button to raise an obnoxious banner at the end of the ramp that reads "Congratulations on your jump!"]
"What's that, Super Dave?"
"This? Yeah, this will go off, complete with fireworks and smoke, just as I leave the ramp. It's to commemorate my jump and give a little show for the fans. It's really a cool thing to do. Just wait and see."
"Ok, Super Dave. This is it. Let's give the fans what they've been waiting for."
"Alright. Let's do this."
[Camera pans to Super Dave revving his bike]
[Super Dave takes off toward the ramp]
"Here we go folks. History is going to be made today. SUPER DAVE OSBORNE SPEEDS TOWARD THE RAMP. HERE HE GOES FOLKS. WE HAVE LIFT O-"
[Obnoxious banner raises and Super Dave crashes into it, ejecting him from his motorcycle]
"OH MY GOD LADIES AND GENTLEMEN..."
[Super Dave sails through the air. He falls just inches short of the landing ramp and bounces off the canyon wall, tumbling to the river below.]
"Folks, this is horrible. Super Dave has just been ejected from his motorcycle and has fallen into the canyon. Let's go see how he's doing."
[Everyone runs to the crash site. Super Dave is twisted up in a very grotesque manner.]
"OoooooH. Somebody help me..."
"Super Dave, are you OK?"
"Of course I'm not OK. My big toe is firmly lodged in my ear. This is awful."
"We'll get you the best medical attention available Super Dave. Don't you worry."
"[sounds of pain]"
"Do you have anything to say to the fans at home, Super Dave?"
"Yes. Always go after your dreams. But not if your dreams include jumping the Snake River Canyon using a ramp that can kill you."
"There you have it, folks. Super Dave encouraging us all to follow our dreams. Until next time..."

Damn you.

06 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
warwick_hunt     
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06 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
fanbladesaresharp     
He healed and with a new custom built bike jumped 10 cars in Billings Montana in June.
Big Ed wants to jump the canyon on July 4th 2013.


The canyon right? Not some pinch point next to a town bridge? When I think of Snake River canyon I think of Hell's Gate, and you're going to need more rocket boosters. Perhaps a jet from Fairchild AFB can give you a tow.

/who wants to go in on a ticket/deadpool deal? Easy money.
//Can play it up Evil Kineval/Napoleon dynamite meets Gangnam Style.
///Absurd? Of course!

06 Dec 2012 11:26 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
He is the man without fear!

06 Dec 2012 11:33 AM
Isildur     

ThisIsntMe: misterfweem: It's about time you young folks took an interest in danger. Just remember these three things: Bones heal, chicks dig scars, and the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the free world.

WTF? A guy just parachuted from space. Your argument is invalid.


By strange coincidence, that event made a very similar "WHOOOOSH" sound to the one just heard here.

06 Dec 2012 11:33 AM
Texas Method     
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06 Dec 2012 11:34 AM
Samsquantch     
I think anyone reading the comments in this thread would be interested in The Devil at Your Heels, a gem of a documentary about stunt driver Ken Carter and his obsession with rocket cars. He wanted to jump the St. Lawrence River in a similar fashion. All free from the National Film Board of Canada!

http://www.nfb.ca/film/devil_at_your_ heels

/free films for the people!

06 Dec 2012 11:40 AM
TheMysticS     

JonnyG: TheMysticS: Felix_T_Cat: LowbrowDeluxe: Super Dave Osbourne?

Came for this!

Threepeat!

/always made me laugh

Damn you people. I sit and read this and all of a sudden it pops into my head:

"We're here at the Snake River Canyon, where the one and only Super Dave Osborne will attempt to launch his specially equipped motorcycle across the river to safety. With me now... Well, what do you think Super Dave?"
[Camera pans to Super Dave who is wearing some ridiculous flotation device]
"Well... I have to say that I've been waiting my whole li-... well, at least 6 months to do this. I can feel it. The fans want to see me succeed and that's what I'm gonna do."
"I see you've had a specially designed ramp constructed for this event. Can you tell us a bit about this?"
"Yeah, sure. You see this long flat part and how it's raised up? Well, that's where I drive my bike. I'm gonna hit that sucker at 120mph and I'm going flying across the canyon, baby. Check this out..."
[Super Dave's sidekick, Fuji, presses a button to raise an obnoxious banner at the end of the ramp that reads "Congratulations on your jump!"]
"What's that, Super Dave?"
"This? Yeah, this will go off, complete with fireworks and smoke, just as I leave the ramp. It's to commemorate my jump and give a little show for the fans. It's really a cool thing to do. Just wait and see."
"Ok, Super Dave. This is it. Let's give the fans what they've been waiting for."
"Alright. Let's do this."
[Camera pans to Super Dave revving his bike]
[Super Dave takes off toward the ramp]
"Here we go folks. History is going to be made today. SUPER DAVE OSBORNE SPEEDS TOWARD THE RAMP. HERE HE GOES FOLKS. WE HAVE LIFT O-"
[Obnoxious banner raises and Super Dave crashes into it, ejecting him from his motorcycle]
"OH MY GOD LADIES AND GENTLEMEN..."
[Super Dave sails through the air. He falls just inches short of the landing ramp and bounces off the canyon wall, tumbling to the river below.]
"Folks, this is horrible. Super Dave has just been ejected from his motorcycle and has fallen into the canyon. Let's go see how he's doing."
[Everyone runs to the crash site. Super Dave is twisted up in a very grotesque manner.]
"OoooooH. Somebody help me..."
"Super Dave, are you OK?"
"Of course I'm not OK. My big toe is firmly lodged in my ear. This is awful."
"We'll get you the best medical attention available Super Dave. Don't you worry."
"[sounds of pain]"
"Do you have anything to say to the fans at home, Super Dave?"
"Yes. Always go after your dreams. But not if your dreams include jumping the Snake River Canyon using a ramp that can kill you."
"There you have it, folks. Super Dave encouraging us all to follow our dreams. Until next time..."

Damn you.


And bless you!

Well done.

06 Dec 2012 11:41 AM
Skyd1v     

ThisIsntMe: misterfweem: It's about time you young folks took an interest in danger. Just remember these three things: Bones heal, chicks dig scars, and the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the free world.

WTF? A guy just parachuted from space. Your argument is invalid.


Really? I am a 44 year old white American male. By definition I am out of touch with pretty much everything and even I still got the reference.

[whoooooosh.jpg]

06 Dec 2012 11:44 AM
croesius     
Sounds to me like a Snake River Conspiracy.

...off to dig up my How Soon Is Now mp3.

06 Dec 2012 11:48 AM
puppetmaster745     
No biggie. I jump Snake River Canyon at least 3 times a week.

06 Dec 2012 11:59 AM
Clemkadidlefark     
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06 Dec 2012 12:22 PM
Chevello     
I don't know why other daredevils even try. I mean what name can you come up with that tops "Evel Knievel"? Big Ed? Give me a break.

06 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
Vespizzari     
Why do fat white guys keep trying to jump the worlds worst motorcycles over things? Motocross riders clear huge jumps all the damn time and it's no big deal, but if you're fat and white and launch a hunk of pig iron over a river you must be a hero?

Ok. Was about to post the above then did some reading. 1/4 mile? 1320 linear feet? That's just stupid. You better hope you have a "malfunction" like Eval and your chute pulls, otherwise you a dead redneck when you hit the other side.

Someone get this on private video, the networks will never run the moment of impact...

06 Dec 2012 12:59 PM
Hobodeluxe     

06 Dec 2012 01:09 PM
Current Resident    [TotalFark]  
The pics are too big for Fark, but his site shows the ramp that the genius plans on using.

06 Dec 2012 01:34 PM
Mock26     
"Twin Falls (ID) Daredevil Big Ed Beckley in talks with the city to jump the Snake River Canyon. Beckley says he is the man who can do what Evil Knevil didn't."

EVEL!!!

06 Dec 2012 01:45 PM
Smeggy Smurf    [TotalFark]  

Current Resident: The pics are too big for Fark, but his site shows the ramp that the genius plans on using.


Because it worked so well for Evel let's use the same thing again!

Seriously I'd take the 90 minute drive to see this guy splatter himself all over the river gorge. We'll take the kids too. They need to see stupid hurt.

06 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
cryinoutloud     

Chevello: I don't know why other daredevils even try. I mean what name can you come up with that tops "Evel Knievel"? Big Ed? Give me a break.


And his "sky cycle." If he couldn't do it, no one can.

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/quit stealing ideas from him, you losers!

06 Dec 2012 02:20 PM
ggecko     
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06 Dec 2012 02:31 PM
Slaves2Darkness     

cryinoutloud: Chevello: I don't know why other daredevils even try. I mean what name can you come up with that tops "Evel Knievel"? Big Ed? Give me a break.

And his "sky cycle." If he couldn't do it, no one can.

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 341x512]

/quit stealing ideas from him, you losers!


YEAH! Me I'm going to jump the grand canyon in a Helicopter.

06 Dec 2012 02:40 PM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
Even Knievelski....jumps his Mack truck over 27 motorcycles.

06 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
Wrath of Heaven     

Smeggy Smurf: Current Resident: The pics are too big for Fark, but his site shows the ramp that the genius plans on using.

Because it worked so well for Evel let's use the same thing again!

Seriously I'd take the 90 minute drive to see this guy splatter himself all over the river gorge. We'll take the kids too. They need to see stupid hurt.



I'm not taking you to the hospital... you won't learn that way.

06 Dec 2012 03:24 PM
cryinoutloud     

Slaves2Darkness: YEAH! Me I'm going to jump the grand canyon in a Helicopter.


I'm gonna jump the Atlantic Ocean in a plane! Get your tickets now. You can even come on the "sky jumper"TM with me!

06 Dec 2012 03:35 PM
MutinousDoug     
Hey!
Big Ed is FAT!
No way he'll make over that canyon.

06 Dec 2012 04:24 PM
Smeggy Smurf    [TotalFark]  

Wrath of Heaven: Smeggy Smurf: Current Resident: The pics are too big for Fark, but his site shows the ramp that the genius plans on using.

Because it worked so well for Evel let's use the same thing again!

Seriously I'd take the 90 minute drive to see this guy splatter himself all over the river gorge. We'll take the kids too. They need to see stupid hurt.


I'm not taking you to the hospital... you won't learn that way.


That's ok, I know the way. Been there enough times for random acts of redneckery

06 Dec 2012 07:44 PM
MontanaDave     
Headline fails without "Not a repeat from 1971."

/born in Butte
//therefore, connected to Evel by birth

06 Dec 2012 08:22 PM
saturn badger    [TotalFark]  

Current Resident: The pics are too big for Fark, but his site shows the ramp that the genius plans on using.


Is that his 2000cc work of art?

06 Dec 2012 11:30 PM
saturn badger    [TotalFark]  
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A bit more than ten cars, my friend.

06 Dec 2012 11:32 PM
Rocketdude     
2000cc and 144 hp- WTF Chuck!

I drove a 1100# 8500# of thrust (17000hp) rocket dragster that might make it over the river but good luck with the landing dead Ed.

07 Dec 2012 03:08 PM
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