Travis Pastrana To Attempt Three Daring Evel Knievel Jumps

Travis Pastrana To Attempt Three Daring Evel Knievel Jumps

That's when X Games motorsports stuntman Travis Pastrana will attempt three consecutive record motorcycle jumps honoring the notorious Knievel of 1960s and '70s fame.

Prior to making the final jump, Pastrana told The History Channel, which televised the three-hour event live, "This has been absolutely wonderful".

Garbed in that ver ysame red, white and blue, Pastrana attempted three of of Knievel's most well-known jumps.

LAS VEGAS Daredevil Travis Pastrana has successfully replicated three of Evel Knievel's motorcycle jumps.

Pastrana completed the feat easily, landing with plenty of room to spare and breaking Knievel's jump of 120 feet over 50 cars at the L.A. Coliseum. He went headfirst over the handlebars, crushed his pelvis and fractured several other bones in the process. Where, I'm jumping basically a street bike. He concluded the event by sailing 149 feet over the fountains at Caesars Palace. "This was definitely the coolest thing I've ever done".

Riding a 340 pound Indian Scout FTR 750 with a V Twin engine, Pastrana cleared the first jump over 52 cars, as he flew over 143 feet, 23 feet farther than Knievel did in 1973.

"This was so cool, such an epic time", Pastrana told The History Channel.

"It's just such an honor to live a day in Evel's footsteps and literally his boots", Pastrana, according to ESPN.

The 34-year-old Pastrana celebrated by taking one final jump ─ without his motorcycle ─ into the fountain.

Conditions were near-perfect weather-wise, although the temperatures were between 105 and 110 degrees, with temps on the surrounding asphalt - much like on a racetrack - hovered around 125 degrees. "This is the home of the most iconic jump, one of the most iconic events that has ever gone down".

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