but, 16 buses was a little long...it would have been tricky for someone who never jumped a harley-davidson. here's a quick recap:
13 buses not so good for evel
14 buses, hit the safety deck
15 buses for bubba--perfect landing http://www.bubbablackwell.com/15buseslarge4.html
: Robbie would powder up when it was real hot,
: but his leathers were all lined with a
: perforated nylon lining to help keep the
: leather off his skin.
: Evel's leathers were unlined and I would
: imagine, very hot and rough on bare skin.
: Another little known, usless bit of
: Knievelbilia is that Robbie had Bates make
: him "press leathers" that had no
: padding sewn into them. Bates made him agree
: to never jump in them and only use them for
: personal appearances.
: Of the jumps that I was involved with,
: Robbie jumped in the press leathers probably
: 5 times including the Hummer jump. Robbie
: gave Eddie Gossage the leathers after that
: The contract actually requested the leathers
: as a condition of the agreement. After the
: jump, RK signed the leathers and gave them
: to Eddie. Eddie also owns the helmet that
: Sedlac painted for Robbie.
: Another tidbit... When Wembley ultimately
: refused to allow Robbie to use the stadium
: it was given serious consideration to hold
: the XR750 16 bus jump at Texas Motor
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: Great pictures Jeff..thanks for
: sharing..However is there not a whole
: process of putting the leathers on..I
: remember seeing Robbie once years ago
: wearing powder or something..but crazy none
: the less to jump in jeans and a t-shirt..
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