Monday, April 27, 2009

Getting radical on a bicycle nowadays

I'm not usually into bike stuff too much these days. The fixed gear messenger style phenomenon has gotten a little interesting in the last several years, if not become a straight out fad in some major cities, but there are some cool folks out there ripping, and doing the "critical mass" is great.

That said, this has nothing to do with any of that. Ian MacKaye sent me this one, reminds me that back in the days, pre-pool skating, even Jay Adams had a BMX bike, as did i and all my friends back in the early 70's. This clip is more like "trails riding" combined with freestyle i guess, even with some Yamakasi (the French also call it "Le Parkour") thrown in, i'm not really sure what you'd call it, but i gotta say, when some one is so on their shit, you just can not deny, and you have to appreciate it.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Mostly unrelated to this post, but a nice quick read: