I was there helped Spanky loine the ramps up . Doug Danger , Lennie Suppes who I just met and I painted the safety deck black on egallon to do it all though we would have more , got water out of the fountain to mix with the paint . Barley had enough.
A lot of people dont know but in a practice session at the Air Base Robbie almost crashed goofing around !! He was just in jeans and t shirt , helmet . And had rode up the ramp and was backing down , When he decided to "punch it " and go off the side . Well the CR 500 caught traction and he's holding on running behind chaseing it !!! I have a photo somewhere. I m wearing a red and white striped shrit . Was by the landing ramp till new security people came on . Then was almost kicked out Spanky was locked in a room with Robbie and couldnt get the Knievel Legend continues out to me in time . Other sec vouched for me and I saw the jump from the take off side . Crappy camara just flashed as he went up the ramp not when in the air .
What a night I'l never forget it . Was friends with Lennie to a couple of years ago and we went our seperate ways. He was a hell of a jumper in the Phx Az area know as The Wild One .
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