...if you are a male aged somewhere between 40 and 60, you probably did what i did as a kid and watched him on tv, attempting the impossible.
you then went outside, set up small ramps in the garden and jumped them on your bicycle (often coming off) pretending to be him. he was your daredevil hero.
very few ever get to have that sort of impact.
when i had my really big motorcycle accident, i always joked that unlike evel knieval, i couldn't even clear one car...