45 degrees F.
Wind: SW between 1 and 4 mph.
What this means to a jumper: Well, 45 degrees is cold. If Maddo has been practicing in hotter temperatures, the cold air will make more drag. The danger factor of the cold air is coming up short.
The humidity will make Maddison colder, so he needs to warm up before he rides, and keep his hands warm.
SW winds are of little concern. Slight diagonal tailwind from right to left.
In summary, the only real danger factor of the weather is the temperature.
: Well, today's the big day! I'm excited because
: two more history-making motorcycle jumps
: will be done, and the dropoff is one I
: worked on extensively. Maddo will be doing a
: good step-up jump that will be what the X
: Games should have been, and the dropoff will
: open people's eyes to what can be done on a
: dropoff jump.
: I'm so proud of both Maddison and Capes for
: their monumental efforts to raise the bar in
: motorcycle jumping. They are the driving
: force in this sport today, and they are the
: most talented jumpers today.
: I'm also proud of the job that Monster
: Energy and Red Bull are doing. They've
: shared the responsibility of elevating the
: motorcycle jumping game in the last few
: years, and I hope they will continue to
: break new ground and support the guys who
: take it to the next level. Without them, the
: riders couldn't do it at all!
: Let's hope new major sponsors will foot the
: bill to create large elevator platforms like
: Maddo's using, and other things, to expand
: the game! Jumping is the most exciting
: thing, and if the right people get behind
: it, it's a publicity coup de grace!
: Tune in to ESPN tonight at 8PM central time
: and the show will come on right after the
: Chick-Fil-A Bowl game, and it will be LIVE!
: They'll show Rhys Millen doing a backflip in
: his off-road race truck on the same show,
: live! Remember, last year he was practicing
: for this jump and he overjumped the landing,
: landed upside down on flat ground, and broke
: his neck and back in several places.
: This will be spectacular and groundbreaking!
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