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For those of you who do not know, Bubba Blackwell holds many world motorcycle jumping records and has broken many of Evel Knievel's records. Most of his records were made on a (you gusssed it!!!) a Sportster XR 750.

He is now sponsered by Buell and goes around the world doing stunt and jumping shows.

Here is an excerpt from his biography:

"At the age of eight, Bubba Blackwell, of Bon Secour, Alabama (the town noted in the film Forrest Gump), saw Evel Knievel on TV for the very first time. From that moment on, BUBBA knew what he wanted to be when he grew up—a daredevil. Eager to start, he devised a jump on his bicycle for the neighborhood kids jumping a line of garbage cans while his Dad looked on. When his Mom came home, his Dad said, "Don't bother going in, we're fixin' to go to the hospital," BLACKWELL recalls. He added, " I made that jump, which I think kinda surprised Dad. I think he was planning I would miss and never do it again."

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Bubba rocks. Cool stuff.

I've always loved the look of the XR 750. Something about it just screams "all business".

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I saw Bubba lst month in Foley, AL. It was a come back jump over 15 chevy trucks. It was realy cool. He does about 30 minutes of stunt riding before his jumps then spends time signing autographs. He had 2 Buell X9's, a Blast, a stock Dyna, and his 750 he jumps with.
The stunt portion was great with burn-outs, including one through all 5 gears and blowing the tire, and lots of wheelies, including those done on the stock Dyna. If you ever get the chance to see him go!
It was a lot of fun.
The event was combined with HOG WARS biker games between Pensacola H-D H.O.G. and Mobile Bay H-D H.O.G. We (Mobile Bay H.O.G.) took home the first annual trophy winning three out of four games.
Bubba is planning to make it an annual event.
There were not enough sporties there or at anything I've been to. I am starting to feel left out.
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Buba's cool,while Evel's kid Robbie is jump'n dirt bikes O'l Buba's do'n it old school on a Harley XR750
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I met him a couple of weeks ago in Gettysburg. One of the nicest people I ever met. I do have some quicktime movies of my day with Bubba. Perhaps I will try to post them here.

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He will be on Sirius Speedway, Sirius Sat. Radio channel 128 at 6PM today.
He posted here.
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Did he ever jump the 42 cars in Oct. ? I can't seem to find out any info on this.
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