: Here's the lowdown on the weather conditions
: in Las Vegas around the time Maddison is
: going to jump.
: 45 degrees F.
: Humidity: 60%
: 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.
: --Previous Message--
: Well, today's the big day! I'm excited
: 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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