Monday, September 26, 2011

Bicycle Parkour — More Danny MacAskill

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I like bikes.

I like comedy cycling, but I also like just plain old biking. Yes, I'm one of those annoying bike evangelists who bikes everywhere and tries to make you feel bad for not doing the same. Not surprising, then, that I'm awed by Danny MacAskill and his amazing bike tricks — what I am officially dubbing bicycle parkour™ — and which I featured in this previous post.

That ride from 2009 was unbelievable enough, but happily there are two more recent professionally produced videos. Way Back Home (2010) takes our man Dan on an amazing journey from Edinburgh to Skye. Thanks to Martie LaBare for the link!

And from last month (aka August 2011), here's Industrial Revolutions from the project Concrete Circus. Who knew rusting industrial waste could be so much fun?

Don't try this at home, but if you do, wear a helmet!

For more cool stuff, check out Danny's web site and the MacAskill page of his corporate sponsor, Red Bull.

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