Helicopter done, next, the locomotive

Lawrence Legend jumps a helicopter for the Tubby's Ride charity run when it stopped in Junee last weekend.

Lawrence Legend jumps a helicopter for the Tubby's Ride charity run when it stopped in Junee last weekend.

Lawrence “Legend” Ryan has checked off one of the jumps for his 25th anniversary.

It was far from a smooth ride for the daredevil, with the battery failing in the Harley Davidson XR750 after two speed runs.

A quick switch of the battery from the spare meant Mr Ryan was off again completing the jump over a helicopter with ease.

“It was so hectic beforehand I didn’t have time to be nervous,” Mr Ryan said.

“You can’t predict (what will happen) … you can prepare but it’s the smallest things which can go wrong.”

As part of the Rhythm ‘n’ Rail Festival, Mr Ryan will jump lengthways over a 48 Class locomotive at the Monte Cristo property.

It means a early mornings and late nights preparing the ramp and testing the battery charger again.

“Because of the size of the train, I have limited stopping distance, getting over is one thing and stopping is another,” he said.

“I’ll have a spare battery ready.”

The jump is scheduled for 3.30pm on Saturday March 12.

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