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Bicycle Parkour

2009-04-21 14:12:13.137849+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

YouTube video: Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009, filmed in (and around) Edinburgh by Dave Sowerby. The Mefi entry calls it "Bike Parkour", and indeed. I'm not sure if it's inspiring, or just jaw-dropping amazing. Trials riding taken to... well beyond... the next level.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-21 18:12:27.015064+00 by: andylyke

And the passersby seem oblivious!!

This is fairly near incredible, but remember that these are the people who hurl hernia class telephone poles and throw cannon balls ("maces") up and over a horizontal bar, under which they are standing without looking up.

Makes me proud to be descended from the Scots.

I also like some of the "made for extreme bicycling" architecture.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-21 18:35:23.844231+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, a friend of mine was commenting that in whatever city it was he was in in Switzerland they don't put those little metal bumpers on the edge of park benches to discourage skaters, they put metal rails on the benches so that the skaters can grind without destroying the benches.

I think there's something profound about a society that builds public sculpture and space to be used in a broad sense.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-04-21 22:06:06.325873+00 by: jeff

Anything on two wheels usually grabs my attention, and is no exception, but certainly is exceptional. Wow.

+1 on the multi-purpose architecture premise. We need more of that in our country.