Wednesday, April 22

trials riding + edinburgh = inspired

Found this via TheSundayBest via Kottke via Waxy. Thanks TSB. Trials riding (motorbike or pedal powered) is much bigger in Britain than here, I remember watching trials on sunday tv all the time growing up in Scotland. Long/short, this video has been described as parkour, and the street element fits. I try not to chase the party with newest/latest type posts, but there is some insane riding here. Nice views of Edinburgh too (shout to the skaters at Bristo Square).


"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.

Credit to Band of Horses for their epic song 'The Funeral.' You can find out more about the band and their music at www.bandofhorses.com or www.myspace.com/bandofhorses " -via youtube

5 comments:

A TIME TO GET said...

was that the... or was it the...

yep, most amazing thing I've ever seen.

james at 10engines said...

when he wedges himself between the bike racks at 3:15... whisky tango foxtrott from then on. backflip off the tree... riding the parking barrier... mental.

peter said...

fuk that was amazing

mcv said...

Pretty talented guy.

a) I can only wonder how many weeks of practice, bruises, (100s of takes) etc went into this.

b) I remember a time in the distant past when I mgiht have had enough time to contemplate this sort of thing. Does this guy buy his own food? :-P

Phill Hunt said...

Caught that last night on another blog. Agree with Nick M - most amazing thing I've ever seen. My son took some convincing that it was actually real! Kids these days.....