M-et Smith will be my passenger on my Harley when we jump in Dodge City on February 20th inside the United Wireless Arena.
Metissa and I have been buddies for over 10 years. In fact she and my Son were good friends for quite a while. M-et as she likes to be called in 22 years old and is a competition body builder and a former motocross rider. She has the experience I needed to do this safely and she will be a hit with the hometown crowd.
I am excited and proud to have her as part of this jump!
We had a great weekend in Grand Island, Nebraska with two safe jumps and great crowds. We woke up on Sunday and then drove in all types of winter weather to Cookeville, Tenn where we were scheduled to do a Friday and a Saturday nights event on Jan 22-23. Winter weather slammed us the whole week. It was so cold I could not get warmed up.
We unloaded the motorcycles and it was evident we needed them in a warm place so Rusty from the venue got us a great room and we turned the heaters on and warmed them Harley’s up.
Friday the snow was so bad no one was moving and schools were closed and even Walmart closed. So we pulled the plug and postponed the Friday event and placed it on Saturday afternoon.
When we opened up the doors on Saturday afternoon for ticket sales there were a few brave soles that made it out but it was only 11 degrees! The jump was set up with a whole lot of take off room and so we put 9 car jump together and everything looked good. Before the show the monster ride truck had given rides and the dirt was packed in and everything looked good. The crew had opened up a side door I was to use to go outside if I could not stop. It was only about 8 foot wide and at a 45 degree angle.
The jump went great I was spot on where to land and the new set up on the bike was amazing and everything looked great until I started to get closer and closer to the end and I was not slowing down….the dirt had frozen and it was like ICE!! I slammed into the gate and wall about 40mph and broke/shattered 3 toes and 4 bones in my foot and took most the the skin off my right arm and my whole right side was bruised and hurt. I ended up walking inside after this huge horrific crash and told the crowd come back at 7:30pm because no matter what I was jumping. And I did! That 7:30pm jump was again spot on and this time I crashed into big round hay bales and was not injured.
About 1 am we finally got to the hotel and started taking off my leathers and boots. That is when we saw the damage to my foot and arm and it was horrific! That early 1am Sunday morning I went to the Emergency Room at the Hospital and all they did was clean it up and bandage it and gave me some pain pills. I do not take pain pills.
Below are some graphic photos hope they do not upset you – but I thought you needed to see how bad I was hurt.
Below is My foot the first night at the hospital!
Later on Wednesday in Maryland I went to the doctor and they freaked out! My foot Smelled allot like dead fish! I was severely infected two more visits and I flew home on Saturday and been taking all sorts of meds and keeping care of it.
Currently February 6th I am almost healed up and I have until Jan 20th until I jump again with Metissa Smith on behind me in Dodge City. Praise God for the healing!
Sometimes I wonder if I might have hit my head too many times! Here I am jumping in Grand Island, Nebraska for two nights January 15th and 16th inside an arena with no where for me to start and get speed and then if I do not crash trying to make the jump the landing is going to be treacherous! When I land the bike from the jump and hit the brakes I have less than 50 feet before I am outside in the ice and snow at about 55mph! What the heck was I thinking!?!
We will do our best when we set the ramps to give me all the space there is for my attempt to get speed up to jump! I am not worrying about style all I want to do is clear those cars and land on the landing ramp! Landing short like I did in New Mexico almost killed me, what I am I saying? It did kill me! The ambulance flight doctor lost me twice to a severe concussion and brain bleed plus my ribs were broken, sternum split, spleen ruptured, bruised my heart, and flattened one lung for a while! Heck yah this is some serious stuff people!
There is the reason I do this . . . you fans! I Love yah big time and want to give you the best show ever and want to prove to myself that just because I am 65 years old there is no reason to hold back. Please come to this show I need to hear you and get those handshakes and biker type huggz I am all about my fans and friends coming to the show and this one is going to be great. Here is your souvenir collector poster and the latest bio sheet on me!
Tickets are available ticketmaster.com or dial 1-800-745-3000 or they are available at the Heartland Events Center box office.
Indoor jumps are so intense!
The 2016 Winter Indoor Jump schedule is looking busy:
He will be revving up his Harley-Davidson’s
and jumping at these NO LIMITS MONSTER TRUCK events:
2016 BIG ED BECKLEY Up-coming Jump Schedule
Jan 15-16 Grand Island, Neb
Jan 22-23 Cookeville TN
Jan 29-30 Salisbury, MD (Passenger Jump)
Feb 5-6 Memphis, TN
March 5 Hot Springs, ARK
March 11-12 Pasco, WA
March 19 Billings, MT (Passenger Jump)
April 2nd Pocatello, ID (Single and Passenger Jump)
stay tuned more dates to be added…
Harley-Davidson must be in my DNA . . . .The Beckley family loves the whole motorcycle experience and I have been around it all my life. Thank God my Grandfather and my Father both rode Harley’s it sure has helped me that is for sure!
My jumping show currently seems to be on the radar of many Harley-Davidson dealerships and Biker Rally’s all over the United States and Canada, which is a great thing!
Our goal is for me to help make their event special. We make them understand that many people can jump a motorcycle but no other motorcycle daredevil has the level of my experience in the motorcycle industry. After they find out that I have been an event promoter for over 30 years they want to know more. What I do fro my own promotion company is valuable and we put it work for us with our many years of getting free publicity and promotions.
People get that and are interested in me and what I have to bring to their event. They love the fact I am not an ego maniac like others that have contacted them.
They realize I can help them no matter how small or big their shop is and see the value of me appearing at their dealership.
To find out more please call Big Ed himself – office phone 940-683-4742 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Ed Beckley
Pat McVicker Oilfield Services of Woodward, Oklahoma presented us with the keys to this Kenworth Custom Toter Home! For you truck fans it is a T-600 Kenworth with a 300 series Caterpillar Motor and a 10 speed Transmission. It has a full custom layout with beds, shower, toilet, beds, couch, chairs, flat screen TV, stereo, and it is nice!
Pat and Big Ed have been friends for a long time, ” I answered the phone and Pat said hey Ed why don’t you hop in your Mustang and come up here and get this big motorhome I have and use it to pull your ramps?” Ed about passed out.
Plans are to get some awesome graphics on it and tour the US and Canada!
Currently I am seeking an in shape 130 pound or less pretty lady to ride
passenger on my motorcycle while I do a ramp to ramp jump over cars.
I did this many a year with my ex-wife (Linda) on the back and also with stunt-woman Vicki Sims. I would do it again with Vicki she is my first choice but does not look like she’s going to get away from her teaching and coaching job. I understand completely with Vicki’s work. The deal is I will need to find someone like her that is physically fit,not afraid, and loves people!
All of my upcoming shows are indoor live performances with monster truck shows first quarter of the year it’s not every week but there’s about five or six times that I’m needing someone to ride on behind me if you’re interested email me at Edcfp4@yahoo.com thank you.
We loaded up and headed to Madisonville, Kentucky on Sept 16th and it was 800 miles from my shop to there my jump show was part of the races on Saturday but we had TV interviews to do and get to know the town. Traveling in the toterhome we were blessed with a safe trip as we saw several wrecks on Interstate and dead deer everywhere – glad one was not in our grill!
The speedway owner is Mark French and he and his wife are some of the nicest people you would ever meet. His crew at the track were great help and very accomodating.
The race fans in Kentucky had several choices on Saturday night as there were all sorts of track running big specials to draw the crowds of race cars and race fans. We had a good race show prior to my jump and after also and these drivers in Kentucky lover their dirt track back in in style racing it was great to watch and our favorite were the vintage cars. These cars were fashioned after the modifieds that ran in the 60’s and they were loud and fast!
When it came time for my jump the track was perfect. No mud just good hard smooth tacky clay. The only troubles we had was setting up with the old John Deere tractor with forks on it was moving the landing ramp off my trailer and it failed and slipped and let the landing ramp hit me on the right side of my face with a huge scape and cut from the plywood hitting me right on the temple it almost knocked me out and down. Wow what a hit – broke the 3/4 inch plywood that hit me. I could not see for about 3 minutes and was bleeding all over the place!
What a gash!
I shook it off and the EMT’s cleaned up the wound and I proceeded to help Robbie Brasher set up the ramps with everyone telling me not to jump. The heck with that I have Jesus on my side and the SHOW must go on!
Setting up the ramp on a banked dirt track always has its challenges and this one was really tough. Everything looks either perfect or way off and right before I jumped I had the guys move the take off ramp about a foot over and we lined it up and I went back down the track and came at it and could not see my speed so I guessed and almost made the hospital! The jump was about 6 feet short and I saw it and got up on the pegs and rode it out as it hit the last car!
Everything ended up very much ok and there was a great crowd and were 700 more people than ever before to the track year! That is success!
Love Kentucky and hope we can come back!
Chics love scars . . . . right?
Big Ed Beckley