I wonder if Danny MacAskill as a youngster used to ride his bike in front of his house and shout to startled observers, “Hey look, no hands.”
Imagine the reaction now when people walking down the street in Edinburgh, Scotland, see him do a backflip off a tree on his bike or bounce off the wall of a building like Spiderman.
Now the world is viewing his amazing feats on this video posted on YouTube.com on Sunday. By Wednesday morning, the clip had been viewed 780,000 times. It's less than 6 minutes long, and just gets crazier as it goes on.
MacAskill rides for the trials team for Inspired Bicycles, a UK company that creates designs and products for the trials market, such as the FourPlay frame and special seats, seatposts and brakes.
The film was shot in and around Edinburgh by Dave Sowerby. At the Inspired website:
“The way the video has been received has made Danny and Dave just about the happiest guys in the world! To think that something that started as just Danny and Dave wanting to make a short street video together has snowballed in to global mainstream media in such a way is beyond belief!”
It's a lot of fun to watch. In addition to his awesome moves, I particularly like how he adjusts his bicycle to just the right specifications by slamming a piece of wood against it.