Friday, 7 September 2012

Danny MacAskill - Cyclist Extraordinaire!

There has been much talk, deservedly so,  about the  success of the Scot, Chris Hoy and the British Olympic/Paralympic cycling teams - but there is one Scot who could probably be the gold medal Olympian of street trial cycling -  and that is Danny MacAskill - whose cycling skills both thrill and terrify me at the same time!

A few years ago a friend sent me a link to this cycling sensation on YouTube Inspired Bicycles

and although no great fan of cycling itself I do enjoy watching his exploits - even if I have to look away for part of the time!

I have noticed Danny's name appearing a few times in the press recently.  He did a street trial performance during the Edinburgh Festival last month, which I missed unfortunately, and he travels the world performing and seeking new challenges.

Yesterday I read in the (Glasgow) Herald about his trip to San Fransico but I think my favourite clip so far is Way Back Home

where you get to see Danny's skills coupled with the wonderful backdrop of his journey from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye - which makes me want to take the same journey - but only by car or rail thank you very much!

I give you - Danny MacAskill

Are you as impressed by his cycling skills and crazy shenanegans as I am?  (He also comes across as a lovely guy!)