Danny MacAskill

Danny MacaSkill is a freestyle biker and even though he is not really a mountain biker I felt it was important to do a blog post on him!

Danny MacAskill was born on December 23, 1985. He was born in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He grew up riding bikes and became a mechanic. After 12 years he quite his job and started biking full time.  He released a five and a half minute video, filmed by his flatmate Dave Sowerby. It was published on Youtube in April 19, 2009. Now he is 26 and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland!

This is him

He professionally rides as a street trials pro rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd. Street trials is a type of mountain biking which the rider attempts to go through an obstacle course without setting foot to the ground. He is a very, very good biker (I bet it took a lot of practice!) Danny also has some very popular videos! Some with more than 18 million views! Here is a taste of some of his riding.

The bikes that he rides are called “street trial bikes”. They a like BMX bikes but the seats are lower on the street trial bikes. Here is a picture of one.

Street Trial Bike

Here is another one of Danny’s videos!



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    Mr. H said,

    It’s because of you and Carter that I’ve learned about this guy. His videos are crazy. Sometimes I question if what he’s doing is truly real. I know it is.

    I like how you described the type of bike he rides.

    Nice job.
    Mr. H

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    carterh10 said,

    I allready knew a lot about danny but not that he was born in dunvegon.

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    drews13 said,

    Danny mackaskil is a awesome biker can you do that

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    bencu20 said,

    This guy is amazing. I mean most of the stuff he’s doing is something most people can only dream of. He is really lucky because he lives in the perfect area to do street trial because Ireland has a lot of old decaying castles and places that have interesting terrain. Then again so does Scotland. Great Post.

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    meganq26 said,

    This guy is amazing! I don’t think I would even attempt doing freestyle biking! Great Job Emma!

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