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Filmed over the period of a few months in and around Edinburgh by Dave Sowerby, this video of Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill features probably the best collection of street/street trials riding ever seen.

There's some huge riding, but also some of the most technically difficult and imaginative lines you will ever see.

Without a doubt, this video pushes the envelope of what is perceived as possible on a trials bike.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:24 PM
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Unrelated but is your 110 black?
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Good thing they have free medical in the UK!!

He's the biking version of Parkour running!
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That was F'ing cool...
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Old April 21st, 2009, 09:39 PM
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I saw this vid a few days ago on a riding site I frequent. There is so much going on in that vid - his riding combines modern street bmx, classic trials and a little old school flatland bmx - very cool.

The only trick I can come close to is a bunny 180 but certainly not over a guard rail more like a 6x6 timber. That 360 stair drop thru the tunnel is my favorite. So burly but he does it like butter. Love how the guy follows him to see what the hell happened.
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completely sick
very cool...

I love the people looking down to see what happened to him as well. You know they were expecting carnage...
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Great vid !

Same kind, without the bike:




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As a big time ex bmxer from the early 80's all I can tell you is that might be most skill I have ever seen in any sport. That guy is the Michael Jordan,Joe Montana,James Stewart,Ricky Carmichael,Micheal Phelps and who ever else you can think of combined.Just sick
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Great vid !

Same kind, without the bike:




I cant imagine the knee problems they will have.

The guy on the bike is good. There was a guy riding for Ellsworth a few years ago that was as good if not better than this guy in the link above.
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Jesus can't even ride like that.
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Wow !!!

One word ... Inspiring ! At the very top of his art.

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I cant imagine the knee problems they will have.

The guy on the bike is good. There was a guy riding for Ellsworth a few years ago that was as good if not better than this guy in the link above.
Was he a trials rider for Ellsworth? I am not sure who would be as good if not better than Danny Macaskill on a 26" trials bike. I don't follow trials closely but keep up with freestyle bike riding 20" BMX and MTB stuff and that Macaskill vid really blew me away. There are some BMX kids that are up there but don't have the trials stop/hop moves but have the grind thing down. This clip of Brad Simms is way up there in the skill and burly level: http://www.mihost.tv/videoSpot/bradSimms/

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As a big time ex bmxer from the early 80's all I can tell you is that might be most skill I have ever seen in any sport. That guy is the Michael Jordan,Joe Montana,James Stewart,Ricky Carmichael,Micheal Phelps and who ever else you can think of combined.Just sick
I'm guessing you raced as the early 80's most everyone that rode bmx raced. Was it out in CA? I raced/rode throughout New England in the mids 80's.

You should get a bike, the new style stuff rides better and is more comfy than the bikes from BITD.
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I'm guessing you raced as the early 80's most everyone that rode bmx raced. Was it out in CA? I raced/rode throughout New England in the mids 80's.

You should get a bike, the new style stuff rides better and is more comfy than the bikes from BITD.[/QUOTE]
In the late 70's I raced at Mclaren Park in San Francisco and when that closed I raced at Moffet Field in Mountain View. Still have my Hutch Pro Star race bike and my SE Quadangle freestyle bike. We also had a 10' tall quarter pipe on the side of my house that we rode for years. I was more into the freestyle stuff than the racing but loved them both. My wife bought me a Haro freestyle bike a few years back to ride with the kids but I found it to be really heavy. I was surprised I could still pull off some of my old tricks but not even close to that guy in the video. I almost dont believe what he is doing it so crazy.
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In the town I went to college, all the pro bmx guys lived there. You would go to the bars and see Nyquist or Mirra on any given night, plus alot of videos got shot in town and on parts of campus. At one point i think there were between 10 and 20 pros living in Greenville. Ryan Nyquists house was on the corner right beside campus. They never usually show in the videos all the crashes it takes to get one real good shot.
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In the late 70's I raced at Mclaren Park in San Francisco and when that closed I raced at Moffet Field in Mountain View. Still have my Hutch Pro Star race bike and my SE Quadangle freestyle bike. We also had a 10' tall quarter pipe on the side of my house that we rode for years. I was more into the freestyle stuff than the racing but loved them both. My wife bought me a Haro freestyle bike a few years back to ride with the kids but I found it to be really heavy. I was surprised I could still pull off some of my old tricks but not even close to that guy in the video. I almost dont believe what he is doing it so crazy.
That's really cool. Have you seen Joe Kid on a Stingray yet? If not, you have to get that movie espeically being in California during that time period.

Very cool you were able to pull old moves. I've lost a lot of what I knew but gain more in terms of the size stuff I'm riding and style/bike control if that makes sense. That guy in the video is a mutant - not many can come close to the stuff he's pulling.

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In the town I went to college, all the pro bmx guys lived there. You would go to the bars and see Nyquist or Mirra on any given night, plus alot of videos got shot in town and on parts of campus. At one point i think there were between 10 and 20 pros living in Greenville. Ryan Nyquists house was on the corner right beside campus. They never usually show in the videos all the crashes it takes to get one real good shot.
I've always heard Greenvile was a big pro spot. Ashville too - although more mtn bike due to the terrain from what I've read. Cool that you saw those guys just around town.
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That's really cool. Have you seen Joe Kid on a Stingray yet? If not, you have to get that movie espeically being in California during that time period.

Very cool you were able to pull old moves. I've lost a lot of what I knew but gain more in terms of the size stuff I'm riding and style/bike control if that makes sense. That guy in the video is a mutant - not many can come close to the stuff he's pulling.
Have not seen that movie, or at least I dont remember it. The balance that guy has is what blows my mind. He rode up a pipe that was maybe 2" dia. The big drops he did just takes balls but the balance is unreal.
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Have not seen that movie, or at least I dont remember it. The balance that guy has is what blows my mind. He rode up a pipe that was maybe 2" dia. The big drops he did just takes balls but the balance is unreal.
You have to get a copy of it: http://www.joekidonastingray.com/
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You have to get a copy of it: http://www.joekidonastingray.com/
Just ordered it. Just seeing the people in the movie cast was enough for me. I rode with a bunch of those guys at Golden Gate Park in SF when I was a kid. There is a small chance I and my friend are in the movie if they show any footage of GG park. My friend and I jumped off the top a tunnel overpass together and their was movie footage of it from the local news. Mike Buff was there with a few other top guys and they would not do it. Long story short my friend made it but broke his Race Inc. frame in half and I no longer have my real two top front teeth from the landing. It was ugly,we had very little skill but very little fear(14 year olds). Great memmories(if I remember right, we almost never had helmets on back then). The drop was only about 10 feet but that was huge back then.
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