Wednesday, April 22

trials riding + edinburgh = inspired

Found this via TheSundayBest via Kottke via Waxy. Thanks TSB. Trials riding (motorbike or pedal powered) is much bigger in Britain than here, I remember watching trials on sunday tv all the time growing up in Scotland. Long/short, this video has been described as parkour, and the street element fits. I try not to chase the party with newest/latest type posts, but there is some insane riding here. Nice views of Edinburgh too (shout to the skaters at Bristo Square).

"Filmed over the period of a few months in and around Edinburgh by Dave Sowerby, this video of Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill features probably the best collection of street/street trials riding ever seen. There's some huge riding, but also some of the most technically difficult and imaginative lines you will ever see. Without a doubt, this video pushes the envelope of what is perceived as possible on a trials bike.

Credit to Band of Horses for their epic song 'The Funeral.' You can find out more about the band and their music at or " -via youtube