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Any of you do this on your daily commute?!

Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
edited April 2009 in Commuting chat
Posted in the MTB section yesterday... ... r_embedded


  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Err yeah all the time.

    Absolutely amazing riding. I didn't think it could get any better and it just got more amazing as the vid went on.
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  • I stopped watching after about 5 seconds when it became clear that he was riding on a footpath.

    Terrible example to set.

  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Holy censored !

    That guy is good, wonder how long he can track stand for?!

    I wish I could do that - hop over a few slow cars.....
  • pst88pst88 Posts: 621
    What happens at the start? Does he bend his rim and bash it back with a plank of wood?
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    ? Where's the skill in that eh? Don't see him doing 47mph on a long sweeping Pennines hill, or keeping up with the traffic with a cadence in the low 100s. Call himself a cyclist? Kuh...

    Chapeau to him. That was falling, with class...
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Unbelievable skill, the fakie out of that tree was awesome :shock:
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  • jedsterjedster Posts: 1,717
    Now I know nothing about this kind of riding but that was beautiful. Don't know what amazed me most the effortless hops, the balance or the precise touch. Wow.
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    pst88 wrote:
    What happens at the start? Does he bend his rim and bash it back with a plank of wood?

    Ouch! Now that would bring a tear to the eye on a cold night
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  • bratboybratboy Posts: 82
    Looks like my 8 yr old commuting to school, which is mainly pavements and walls too ;-)

    Excellent control, if only I had the time...
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  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    Theres some amazing stuff going on there. Must have been well organised to avoid hitting someone or going into traffic.

    That music sounds like swedish band Katatonia, too.
  • AndyOgyAndyOgy Posts: 579
    That's incredible, possibly my new favourite video of it's kind.

    Previously, I thought that this was as good as it got:

    Although, being a brighton boy, I was a little biased towards that one.
  • TonyrocTonyroc Posts: 6
    Normally I'm a fairly fuddy duddy stop at red lights kind of chap but I appreciate skill and ability in all sports.That was superb, just needs a better cameraman. Well done.
    Will ride for food.
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Awesome, isn't it?! A friend just sent me the link and I came on here to post it... V impressive!
  • nah i'm to busy fighting dragons & rescuing fair maidens on my trusty steed to mess about like that :twisted:
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  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    That is extraordinary. ITs great cos I recognise a lot of the places and it puts some scale on it.

    Oddly enough, I cycled past a guy on a unicycle (on a major road close to Princes St!!) the other day. I've also encountered that bloke near Vancouver who mountain-unicycles. There's a vid somewhere of him on the top of the Chief (which is like El Capitan, in the sense that you would probably achieve terminal velocity before landing). Note - I was not up on the Chief at the time I passed him, he was just on a bike route in town.
  • BassjunkieukBassjunkieuk Posts: 4,232
    That was very cool! Having seen the trials riders for the last 2 years at the Freewheel I have nothing but admiration for these guys. It was incredible watching the guy attempt to jump a 6ft. gap between 2 platforms last year, not least becaue it took 3 people to stop the platform moving as he was dumping so much power from a trackstand!!

    It would be amusing to take this video to Epic and say "So I hear Viner can custom build me a road bike? I want one that can do this!"
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  • gert_lushgert_lush Posts: 634
    Having been a hippety hoppety trials rider for my uni years and spending every evening playing instead of studying I used to think I was quite good, but turns out i was ever so wrong and was infact rubbish, Danny Macaskill is a legend, the youth of today obviously have way to much time and much better bikes :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    nothing to do with skill, imagination and balls of steel
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  • No 12No 12 Posts: 2
    Only just found this forum, such a cool video.

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