New Year, New Tricks
January 11, 2020 3:26 AM   Subscribe

Bike legend Danny MacAskill shows that there are other ways to make your mark in the gym - Danny MacAskill's Gymnasium and Behind the Scenes.
posted by ellieBOA (12 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
That last trick he does, I said out loud to noone as I watched it "holy shitting fucking hell!"
posted by jacquilynne at 4:13 AM on January 11


That was so much fun
posted by PussKillian at 5:31 AM on January 11 [3 favorites]


that Proclaimers track was a great choice
posted by stinkfoot at 5:36 AM on January 11 [6 favorites]


I like that he always includes the outtakes. you can see that he has mad skills at falling safely.
posted by biggreenplant at 5:50 AM on January 11 [9 favorites]




I love this guy. I do not understand the confidence involved in that whole falling/failing safely thing. I’d have a snapped wrist and a shattered elbow within 45 minutes. That parallel bar trick. And the “catch a flying bike” trick. 800 takes indeed.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:25 AM on January 11 [2 favorites]


Once in a while one of these trails guys shows up on a road or gravel bike and just destroys everything on strava. They're not only acrobats, they're incredible athletes too. Humbling.
posted by klanawa at 10:33 AM on January 11


Once in a while one of these trails guys shows up on a road or gravel bike and just destroys everything on strava. They're not only acrobats, they're incredible athletes too. Humbling.

I mean, did you see that guys vertical jump?!?!
posted by alex_skazat at 11:41 AM on January 11 [2 favorites]


Ack!!!! That was awesome and I love the outtakes.
posted by ChuraChura at 11:43 AM on January 11


I broke my spine twice just watching this.
posted by spoobnooble II: electric bugaboo at 7:36 AM on January 12 [1 favorite]


I can't remember if I've told this story here before, but...

...I once had to call Danny MacAskill and interview him for a newspaper story (he lives/lived in my city). But when I tried to get hold of him, his phone was repeatedly off. I had contact details for one of his buddies, so I called - to learn that Danny MacAskill, daredevil bike ace, was in hospital with a broken collar bone because he'd tripped over the kerb. While walking. We're all fallible!

(I think I did eventually interview him, enlivened by considerable amounts of pain-killing drugs, which was fun...!)
posted by penguin pie at 4:46 PM on January 13


I couldn't do this stuff without the bike, let alone with it.
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:06 PM on January 15


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