Maddison relaxing after New Year's Eve stunt

By Katelin McInerney
Updated November 5 2012 - 7:30pm, first published January 7 2009 - 10:43am
Robbie Maddison at the Paris Las Vegas casino.
Robbie Maddison at the Paris Las Vegas casino.

Kiama's freestyle motocross legend Robbie Maddison is taking it easy at his home in Southern California, feeling a bit tired and sore in the wake of his record-setting 10-storey motorcycle jump on New Year's Eve.Maddison said life had been a whirlwind of media interviews since his amazing stunt outside the Paris Las Vegas casino, when he landed his motorbike atop a 29m-high replica of the Arc de Triomphe then free-fell 15m off the other side.But it is a case of no rest for the wickedly adventurous.Maddison has enjoyed a few well deserved days at the beach with friends and will spend some time relaxing at home with fiancee Amy Saunders, letting the injuries from his record jump heal before he begins preparations for next year's spectacular."We all went down the beach (on Wednesday) and hung out and rode around on bikes," he said."It has been awesome to wake up these last couple of days and not have anything to stress about."Maddison received 10 stitches to the webbing in his left hand after cutting it on his brake lever when he landed the jump.However, his first thought after completing the stunt was to phone his family who were watching the live broadcast in Kiama. "I've put everyone through so much stress so it was good to get on the phone and just say sorry," he said."I knew all my friends were watching back home and that was pretty special." Maddison will head home in February for his older sister Jane's wedding and is debating whether or not to spend a month filming in Costa Rica with MTV's Nitro Circus.

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