Whatever motivation tipped the scales of pursuing the concept to reality, word on the streets is that Knievel Jr is going for the big one! A spokesman for the "kaptain" said that the lesser Knievel will be headed to Idaho for a meeting with the who's who of Twin Falls, in hopes of garnering official support for the jump. This should be the easy part of the process, as local government and business alike have been looking for ways to translate the Knievel-connection into visitors – and of course the subsequent cha-ching that often comes with them – for years now.
Robbie plans to complete the first successful jump of the Snake River Canyon over the Fourth of July weekend in 2011, 37 short years after the parachute in his father's Skycycle deployed early, sending him plummeting into the canyon while millions of television viewers looked on. Let's hope that in this case the
[Source: Billings Gazette]