evel-1Iconic ’70s motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel died today at the age of 69.

I wasn’t really an Evel fan, but you could not grow up in the ’70s as a motorcycle nut and not be fascinated by the guy. I watched every jump that was shown on TV. The guy had balls the size of grapefruits. And while there was always huge risk in what he did, he was never stupid about it – unlike a lot of the follow-ons that came after.

He was, literally, larger than life. Godspeed, Evel.