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Bambi
03-11-2010, 10:56 AM
pretty freaking incredible!!!

YouTube - Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o&feature=player_embedded#)

:eek:

Mad Aussie
03-11-2010, 02:46 PM
I've seen that vid before. Danny is a Trials/Freerider. It's a specific genre of MTB'ing. The bike is built for doing that stuff. High bottom bracket, short cranks, no seat, that sort of thing.

We do Cross Country riding/racing ... different genre altogether. These guys sit and watch us and can't believe how we keep going for hour after hour.

We do jumps and climb over piles of logs and things on the bike but nothing as extreme as these guys do.

Mad Aussie
03-11-2010, 02:52 PM
Here's some links to previous threads I put here on MTB'ing where I was official photographer ...

The Insomnia 24hr ... features AntZ http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f21/antz-gets-insomnia-day-4150.html

Mt Perry 6hr http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f21/mt-perry-6hr-3988.html

AntZ can fly http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f21/antz-can-fly-3087.html

Bambi
03-11-2010, 02:54 PM
cool shots MA. my horse would flatly refuse some of that terrain. Makes him smarter then me some days. :)

Mad Aussie
03-11-2010, 03:00 PM
Yeh we ride over and down some wild stuff sometimes. I've ridden down hills that are just baby head sized rocks so steep that my stomach was on my seat and my butt cheeks were getting tickled by the rear tyre!

That's only a small jump AntZ is on there though ... we tackle much larger ones than that too.

AntZ
03-11-2010, 04:56 PM
Stunts is not my thing. Last time I popped a "Wheelie" I went straight off the back of the bike, which isn't much fun when your feet are clipped to the pedals.:wall-an:

Greg_Nuspel
03-11-2010, 07:24 PM
I bet that guy makes more money riding his bike than I make at my work :headslap:

casil403
03-11-2010, 07:50 PM
Ok not to hijack this thread, but check this out!!!
We saw this last week in class during our wheelchair section!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPjvM11IwOI&feature=related

YouTube - HARCORE SITTING, plus a new friend... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOHgvMnHyPA)

Mad Aussie
03-11-2010, 07:59 PM
Well I've never seen that before!

Bambi
03-11-2010, 08:18 PM
totally cool! thanks for that Casil!

crystalb
03-11-2010, 11:16 PM
we were just in the city and my hubby bought a trials bike, being a bmx'er in his younger days, he thought the trials bike was the way to go.......we shall soon find out :)

Mad Aussie
03-11-2010, 11:44 PM
That'll be interesting. Big difference between BMX and Trials :)

Greg_Nuspel
03-12-2010, 06:36 AM
I knew a guy that lost the use of his legs in a snowboarding accident and he was a wild man in the wheelchair. Have you ever seen the wheelchair downhill racers? Google them up sometime.

crystalb
03-12-2010, 11:38 AM
He has been trying to do trials stuff on his BMX for a few years now, but decided to take the plunge and get the real thing.

Saying that I do expect to see some road rash and stitches in the next few months:rolleyes:, but whatever. It makes him happy.:thumbup: