Danny MacAskill – inspirational

Many superlatives have been used to describe what this guy does – the best trials biker in the world to take just one example and really you don’t need to say much more. His 5 minute YouTube video by Inspired Bicycles went viral and has now had more than 18.5 million hits and when you watch what he does you will understand why he was put up for the Laureus World Sports Awards – OK so he didn’t win but he was competing against Usain Bolt!

The video below from DGX1975 is of an interview with MacAskill – watching what he does is one thing but from the interview you will understand just why he has got to being the best in the world. Hours and hours of practice are required to perfect some of the amazing stunts that he performs – they should come with government health warning of not to be tried out at home.

Here is his brief biography as reported by Inspired:

How old are you and where are you from?
– I’m 25 years old and from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

What is your day job?
– Professional rider

Every top rider needs to be well fueled, what is your favourite food?
– Quiche

And your favourite beverage?
– Red Bull

Have you got any pets?
– A dog called Meg

What kind of music do you listen to?
– Judas Priest, anything good

How long have you been riding?
– 13 years

Where is the best place you have ever ridden?
– Leeds or Bristol

Can you give us a quick run down of your current bike spec?
– Inspired Fourplay frame
– Inspired Fourplay forks
– Inspired Pivotal seat and post
– Hope Headset
– Shimano Saint front brake and cranks
– Hope Pro2 hubs
– Hope FR Stem
– Pro Handlebars
– Atom Lab rims
– A few other secret Inspired prototypes

MacAkill has had his fair share of injuries in the pursuit of perfection in his chosen sport. At the back end of last year he was laid up for 3 months with breakages to his body. He is now back in action and has been filming here in France, in Chamonix to be more precise – the YouTube video below is what he calls hi ‘Perfect Moment’ and comes from perfectmomentent

This guy is inspirational and we are pleased to be able to show off some of his skills in this blog – and we respect that he got to where he is today with grit, determination and hard work – well done Danny! And his main goal – ‘to go on and do better and bigger things in the future’ – bon allez Danny!

We have relented and decided to include the video from inspiredbicycles that has now received over 18.5 million hits – well we just had to – also great track from Band of Horses – ‘Funeral’. Enjoy!

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