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Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

03 Oct 2014 12:41

The Ridge
Stunning scenery and nerves of steel.
I was awarded 'Most Aggressive Rider of the Day', generally given to the most spectacular loser of the day.

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03 Oct 2014 12:49

Damn.....!!

I would hardly even dare walking on that ridge..
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03 Oct 2014 13:56

Skye looking stunning, i think i am going to do the Skye sportive next year
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03 Oct 2014 15:31

It would take much more than a wee
dram of Talisker to get me up on that
Ridge (and then I wouldnae be fit to
ride!). Massive respect for Danny M.

1.3 million youtube views in less than
two days must make Mr. Macaskill one
of the worlds most popular cyclists,
as well as one of the most talented,
skillful and daring.
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03 Oct 2014 20:47

Just phenomenal. Danny is a true legend. And Skye is stunning.
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03 Oct 2014 23:33

I am trying to work up the courage to watch it
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05 Oct 2014 10:23

oldcrank wrote:1.3 million youtube views in less than
two days must make Mr. Macaskill one
of the worlds most popular cyclists,
as well as one of the most talented,
skillful and daring.

He always comes across as a really humble and likeable guy. However, having seen his videos he is clearly mad (esp. in this one) ;)
I was awarded 'Most Aggressive Rider of the Day', generally given to the most spectacular loser of the day.

― David Millar, Racing Through the Dark
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05 Oct 2014 10:58

He is a really nice guy. Spoken to him a few times around Glasgow. Probably comes from just riding for himself rather than having to race.
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06 Oct 2014 22:11

Amazing!

A real cycling hero.

I hate to be a pedant, but is the boat not there in the last shot because he failed to tie it up?
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07 Oct 2014 09:07

coinneach wrote:Amazing!

A real cycling hero.

I hate to be a pedant, but is the boat not there in the last shot because he failed to tie it up?


It's not there because he lands at Loch nan Leachd near The Bad Step and finishes at what looks like Camasunary (although I may be wrong on the last bit).
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09 Oct 2014 03:32

Looks like the fence flip took a few takes.......

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10 Oct 2014 14:27

This is a great video. Some awesome imagery, the scene at 4:10 is just incredible.
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02 Nov 2014 20:24

Macaskill is awesome. I first read about him in some English textbook with random articles, then I immidiately looked it up on youtube and I immediately was hooked to his video's. Absolutely sick skills, amazing scenery and great music to go along with it.

And then they say that Sagan has bike handling skills:D
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06 Dec 2014 07:45

Hi LesMcLuffAlot!!
That's nice moment :D. I love your picture.
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02 Apr 2015 16:13

I think this is my first post in the MTB forum! I saw this and was so incredibly impressed I wondered if others here had seen it. Turns out, we all feel the same way.

Not only great riding, but the guy seems like my kind of rider too. Just out there for the pure love of it. Really makes me want to get out and ride.
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12 Dec 2015 00:01

Like many roadies, Danny also goes in the Canary Islands during the off-season :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0rbxB9Lqg&feature=youtu.be
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12 Dec 2015 00:55

ice&fire wrote:Like many roadies, Danny also goes in the Canary Islands during the off-season :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0rbxB9Lqg&feature=youtu.be

His videos just keep getting better and better! What an amazing demonstration of bike handling skills by Danny MacAskill!

Also, the cinematography was superb. It too gets better with every subsequent film. :mrgreen:
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