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One big jump at Balloon Fest coming up for me — maybe

October 18, 2013

JUMPIN' JODY — Oudoor columnist Jody Adams takes flight on a jump while on his motorbike earlier this year at RaceDay Park Mx. Adams may be attempting a jump over seven cars Saturday at the Phil Gardenhire Rodeo Arena during the final day of Balloon Fest. Photo by Sheila Tanguay

Today and Saturday at Balloon Fest, a few riders from RaceDay Park Mx will ride at the Phil Gardenhire Rodeo Arena. You'll be able to see what all the motocross riders do at the track.
Ken Cook, a professional rider, will jump off a huge ramp, doing all kinds of tricks that will be just amazing.
If it all comes together, I'll be doing one big jump over seven cars. Watson Motors has agreed to “loan” seven of its finest cars and trucks. My chief engineers, Mike and Ed Sockey, have calculated that I'll have to be doing exactly 64 mph on my 250 “monster” Kawasaki from Fat Albert's Motorsports to make the jump a successful one. The ramp has to be at least 7 feet, 9 inches tall to clear the 65-foot jump.
Keith Griffith and Jeff Dennis will be in charge of the pyro-technics. It's just like that 2007 movie, “Hot Rod” — just one big jump. For the record — that movie is Chris Hall's favorite.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and veterans.
Have a great weekend — and enjoy Balloon Fest.
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Any questions or pictures, make contact with Jody Ray Adams on Facebook, on “The Jody Ray Fishing Hotline” at (918) 649-7387 or email to jodyray@classicnet.net.

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