Danny MacAskill is a world famous BMX rider, or so I’m told, because I don’t know the first thing about competitive riding other than yelling “OHHHHHHHHHH!” whenever someone busts their ass during the X-Games. Nevertheless, after watching some of his videos and giggling endlessly over his name, I have a newfound respect for MacAskill’s work because he’s both incredibly creative and a royal badass.
His latest efforts involved a ride from Edinburgh to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye, which sounds like something from World of Warcraft. I don’t know that personally because I don’t play games on my computer. I use it for blogging and tracking my pushups. I did 6,000 this morning. In 2 minutes. Each key I strike on this keyboard cries out in pain. But I digress.
The video footage of MacAskill’s ride, which was sponsored by Red Bull, is pretty awesome, especially his flips in front of Edinburgh Castle. You can read Danny’s Q&A on his ride here and you can also view the “Way Back Home” ride on the next page, as well as a little collection of his highlights that I gathered from the Interwebs… WHILE DRINKING MOUNTAIN DEW!
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