Archive for October 8th, 2014

danny-macaskill-rides-the-ridge-at-the-isle-of-skye-scotlandDanny MacAskill is a Scottish bicycle trials rider, which means he has amazing bicycle-handling skills.  Trials riding involves going through extremely difficult obstacle courses without setting a foot to the ground at any point.  MacAskill has taken this ability to new levels over the years, traveling the world to find ever more arduous challenges for him and his bike, releasing a number of videos documenting his feats.  You can go to his website for more information on his past exploits.

But perhaps his greatest feat to date took place in the very place from which he came, the Isle of Skye in Scotland.  He recently took on the fabled  peaks of the Cuillin Mountains,  a rugged and jagged ridgeline that seems almost impassable for anyone on two wheels let alone two legs.  The resulting film is a beautifully shot and pretty amazing.  There is breath-taking scenery and riding that will make you hold your breath.  If you have a few minutes, take a look.  You will be thrilled in some form.

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