When people use the phrase, “As easy as riding a bike,” they’ve obviously never seen the way this guy rides. There’s nothing easy about it. Danny MacAskill is a professional rider for Inspired Bicycles. In 2009, this Scotland native, released his street trials video set to the song “The Funeral” by Band of Horses. This video changed his life, as overnight he had hundreds of thousands of views. Currently sitting at over 36 million views, riding bikes and releasing videos should prove to be his proverbial cash cow. In his most recent video, Danny goes back home to the Isle of Skye to ride the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline. This is a place that most people in their right mind wouldn’t even imagine hiking, but Danny takes his mountain bike, and rips the ridge to shreds.
Starring Danny MacAskill.
A look at the death-defying trek along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline in Scotland.
With his bike on his back, this journey takes him where most people wouldn’t dare travel.
Reaching the top of the peak is only the beginning of the journey. This is definitely not the place for those who are afraid of heights!
This silhouette is absolutely breathtaking, but it’s nothing compared to the amazing talent and bravery you’re about to see.
With the incredibly dangerous rocky terrain, the slightest mistake could bring mortal peril.
At the top of the world, Danny’s surrounded by beautiful 360 degree views.
A man and his bike. Racing down the breathtaking Cuillin Ridgeline.
There is no way I would have the confidence to travel this path, let alone on a bike!
Danny skillfully clears the gap along his descent.
Danny has been perfecting his art form for almost two decades. As if these snippets of the death-defying ride weren’t impressive enough, here is the amazing video, “The Ridge.”
You have got to have some amazing skill and determination just to get to the top of this ridge. Danny amazingly hauls his bike to the top of this frightening mountain. He then defies gravity with his expertise and pure grit, manipulating the metal beneath his body to seemingly effortlessly articulate the ridiculous terrain. There are very few people alive who have obtained the capability to accomplish such a feat. This amazing display of athleticism is very much deserving of the hundreds of millions of views that Danny MacAskill and his acquired art form have received.
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