Danny Macaskill: Danny Daycare (feat. Daisy)
May 20, 2019 1:52 AM   Subscribe

Expert trials cyclist Danny Macaskill is looking after his friends' daughter and can't resist taking her for a wee bike ride around Scotland. (No children were involved in these stunts!)

Danny Macaskill previously:
A Wee Day Out
The Ridge
posted by EndsOfInvention (24 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
Danny is such an amazing rider and is a super nice guy to boot. His rapport with kids at live shows is great.

I had the opportunity to hang with him just a week ago, and he quite literally handed me a bottle and said "hold my beer" before shredding off to do something awesome on a bike. It was like living in a meme.
posted by St. Oops at 3:17 AM on May 20, 2019 [39 favorites]

He looks like such a cool, and warm, friendly dude with the most awesome skills. And that little kid looks like she is learning a lot. Lucky Daisy.
posted by Thella at 3:46 AM on May 20, 2019 [3 favorites]

That was super cute.
posted by oddman at 4:48 AM on May 20, 2019 [3 favorites]

100% he is going to get more flack for feeding *bread* to the ducks than for any risk to the toddler ;)
posted by AFII at 5:24 AM on May 20, 2019 [10 favorites]

I need to show this to my (14 year old) daughter, who won't ride on a motorcycle with me, even just around the neighborhood.
posted by TedW at 5:50 AM on May 20, 2019

Love all of his videos, they're all just about fun, joy and play. ... Also putting together something out of a lot of creativity plus perserverence and hard work too.

Favorite and most famous one is probably https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv3xVOs7_No See some more of the behind the scenes stuff for that too.
posted by thefool at 6:18 AM on May 20, 2019 [2 favorites]

I love the behind-the-scenes trick failures he has at the end of his videos - it's great to show my kid (who loves the videos) how he has to practice and keep trying over and over to get it right.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:09 AM on May 20, 2019 [2 favorites]

Best part is the end with them riding together!

I'm a bit verklempt actually.
posted by vespabelle at 7:11 AM on May 20, 2019 [4 favorites]

This is super charming and sweet. I really want to go bikeriding now, in Scotland, with a toddler.
posted by Nyrha at 7:18 AM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

That is just lovely all the way around.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:48 AM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

Wow, I didn't expect to get teary but the moment with him cheering her on as she rides her little pink bike through the bumps was adorable.
posted by PussKillian at 7:56 AM on May 20, 2019 [2 favorites]

It is Good Dog, Carl! with Macaskill as Carl.
posted by ckridge at 8:46 AM on May 20, 2019 [3 favorites]

Danny's videos are always the best thing, and this one resonates especially well with a guy who used to race bicycles with his little niece, and hypothetically might have induced a bit too much competitive spirit, leading both of us to (again hypothetically) crash through some thorny rose bushes at the end of a driveway.

Said niece just graduated from college, so yes, that ending, seriously teary-eyed.
posted by martin q blank at 8:54 AM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

This was very awesome! (Thank you for the disclaimer up front.) (Do watch to the end.)
posted by JawnBigboote at 9:10 AM on May 20, 2019

The little pink bike is an Islabike of course.
posted by pharm at 10:02 AM on May 20, 2019

Too bad islabikes are over hyped trash. At great pains I sourced one for my son, and it was great for awhile, until he missed a curb hop and literally totaled the bike.

Isla who had left the US market, went full passive aggressive with their response, took no responsibility, offered no crash replacement, and after 3 weeks of back and forth without stating directly, they implied the bike was dangerous and a total loss. Pretty remarkable for a 40lb child.

Since I had no recourse with a UK company, I can only caution others when their brand comes up.
posted by vincentmeanie at 10:21 AM on May 20, 2019

Awww man. I got a bit teary at the end when they were riding together. So sweet and encouraging.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:23 AM on May 20, 2019

vincentmeanie: They’re not mountain bikes, or stunt bikes for that matter, that’s certainly true. I wouldn’t expect my commuter bike to survive a badly executed curb hop either.
posted by pharm at 10:44 AM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

Driving Cycling Miss Daisy!
posted by Hermione Granger at 3:38 PM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

Santa Cruz bikes are so gorgeous.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 5:30 PM on May 20, 2019

Well that was charming.
posted by DarlingBri at 4:10 AM on May 21, 2019

I've now showed this video to everybody in my life, and it hasn't gotten old yet.
posted by Harald74 at 4:54 AM on May 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

So cute! And Daisy was of course covered in the ice cream.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:26 AM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

My parent-brain winced at that and, out of habit, wondered where the wet-wipes were.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:01 AM on May 28, 2019

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