Danny MacAskill

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Trial & Street , GBR

Full name Daniel MacAskill

Date of Birth 23.12.1985

Hometown Dunvegan

Current city Glasgow

Sponsors  POC, Inspired bIkes, RedBull, Continental, FiveTen, GoPro, Lezyne, Hope, Evoc

Career highlights

Inspired bikes april 2009 video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o

Way Back Home video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6ho1-G6tw

Poc Bike Excursion – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pToyAVyUxlA

Industrial Revolutions – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShbC5yVqOdI

Imaginate – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv3xVOs7_No

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Q&A

How and when did you get in to biking?

I have really been riding all my life, ever since I got my first bike at the age of 4  I was trying tricks ( skids and wheelies) then at the age of 11 I got my first mountain bike which slowly turned into a trials bike as parts broke. It has been a very slow progression to where I am now.

What’s the best advice you ever got?  “If you have a frog to eat don’t sit and stare at it and if you have two frogs to eat, eat the big one first” (Ali C: 2013) Unfortunately I don’t always stick to this when making videos….

What’s the best moment in your career?  The best moment in my career has to be doing a show with the Animal bike tour in 2009 along side my heroes Martyn Ashton a Sam Pilgram with riders like Steve Peat, Hans Rey, Greg Minar all watching in the crowd. The whole thing was so surreal and definitely stands out as one of the best experiences of my life! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkkneMvmJ_s

What’s the worst moment in your career?  Breaking my collarbone for the 3rd time in 6 months in 2010. At that point I was planning the Way Back Home video and was feeling a bit of pressure to make a video that was up to the standard of the Inspired Bicycles video in 2009. Worked out in the end.

What are you doing when you’re not biking? I spend a lot of time looking for new music and dreaming up ideas for new tricks and videos. I also really enjoy riding my mountain bike and mototrials bike with friends to mix things up a bit.

What gives you energy and lets you think about other things than biking?   I am pretty obsessed with bikes so thats pretty much all i think about.

Who inspires you? Martyn Ashton, Chris Akrigg,

What inspires you? Music, Google

Name three things you are good at?  Balancing, Daydreaming, Making a mess

Name three things you would like to learn?  German, to fly a Paramotor,  how not to have a fear of the unknown

If you had to do one trick for an entire season, what would it be?  Manuals

Who did you wish you were when you were a kid?  Martyn Ashton

Where do you spend your time off?  In my flat in Glasgow or hanging out on the Isle Of Skye

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? And why? Probably Vancouver It really has everything i could want as a rider! Amazing street riding and mountain biking right on its doorstep. There are a lot of like minded people there which makes it a fun place to hang out. the only downside is that a lot of my work comes from Europe and my back does not enjoy long haul flights…

What do you still want to accomplish in your career?  Bigger and better videos. Pretty much all the videos I have filmed in the last 4 years have been off the back of on in the middle of some kind of injury which has seriously effected my riding! So I still feel I can go much bigger in the future!

What would you do if you weren’t a professional biker?  Probably work as a bike mechanic in a Bike shop somewhere riding way more than i do as a Professional rider…

FAVORITE

Riding spot  Aviemore, Scotland

Country  Scotland

City Vancouver

Book

Music  Gardens and Villa,  Labyrinth ear,  Footprintz

Food  Pasta Bake, Steak and Cakes of any kind

Movie Character, Napoleon Dynamite

 


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