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Video: Danny MacAskill meets Olympian Chris Hoy
Oct 15, 2012 at 9:13
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(Oct 15, 2012 at 9:29)
Awesome video. Really good to see two totally different areas of the sport mix into one film (and good advertising for the Glasgow games!). Just a shame we didn't get to see Hoy attempting a little trials!
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:01)
maybe i'm being a bit cynical, but i doubt Hoy's sponsors would let him, imagine having an athlete like him on your roster and have him inure himself riding a completely irrelevant discipline haha
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:19)
Irrelevant???? you are an idiot. Many people can xc, not so many DH but trial only a few gifted
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:33)
wow someone is butthurt i dont think he is calling trials irrelevant but saying it would be retarted for a top speed athlete to put himself out dicking around with trials mad props to both athletes tho.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 11:05)
Its okay they dont have sarcasm in mexico.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 12:10)
I have to agree, I would have liked to see Danny try to teach Chris some BASIC trials techniques. Not saying he has to hop on the posts or railings but get him to try the nose pivots or back/forward hops on flat ground. Just to show that not all cyclists can just switch. This showed that Danny, a trials rider, is not the best at Track...how bout the other way?
(Oct 15, 2012 at 12:11)
I loved this, especially how Danny Mac' was still wearing his 5 Tens.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 12:52)
they do have tacos. i love tacos
(Oct 15, 2012 at 13:43)
this is like the stig meeting ken block
(Oct 15, 2012 at 16:46)
(Oct 15, 2012 at 18:49)
Chris dont wanna get those tires dirty!
(Oct 15, 2012 at 18:58)
THE STIG MET MR. BLOCK?! ...how did i miss that episode
(Oct 15, 2012 at 19:00)
its on youtube^^
(Oct 16, 2012 at 5:52)
The whole point of this vid was showing those indoor track dweebs what real riding looks like. You see how tight that guy was when he saw danny doing his thing. Better keep carrying his little track bike around. That was true inyaface moment when danny did that nose whip to drop.
(Oct 16, 2012 at 7:52)
^^ If you want to call someone who, just to train for his discipline, leg presses over 600kgs and works until he throws up and has to lie in the foetal position for several minutes after an exercise an "indoor track dweeb" then feel free, but I would say what Hoy does within his riding discipline is as equally impressive as what Danny does, but just in a totally different way different way
(Oct 17, 2012 at 7:09)
Ya i am free so that why i said it. I understand his discipline and dont feel his throwing up matches with dannys life threatning riding style. At worst he gets a stomache ache riding track too hard. Danny could go to hospital any minute the way he rides. That type of commitment totally diff than spinning in circles all day and this vid presented that fact.
(Oct 17, 2012 at 8:52)
not saying dannys sport isnt super gnarly and crazy but that indoor track gets way fast and dont they end up having multiple competitors there at the same time idk but i have seen some funny and painful looking crashing on that speed track too and if hoy is a track dweeb maybe u should try saying that to his face dog see how much of a dweeb he is when he puts his foot through your torso lol
(Oct 17, 2012 at 19:25)
Why don't we ask Chris Akrigg which one is tougher/more ballsy?
(Oct 18, 2012 at 4:03)
haha nice one.. but i am leaning towards shishka's opnion.. track riding is very limited and narrowminded..
just peddal harder than the rest.. and train your butt off for it.. props for the training.. but the end of the day.. all you did was riding in cicles..
i think you have to have a racer attitude for it.. and most of the time that attitude aint my cup of tea..
i never looked at a DH track or what ever.. and thought.. if i take the other line i would be faster..
i always say : my ego is fine ,. i dont have to compete to prove myself in any way..
the only thing you can do with track riding.. is being faster than the rest.. your never going to encounter a right turn
(Oct 19, 2012 at 6:44)
I didnt realize we had track enthusiasts right here in the pinkpages. Congrats to hoy for winning medals etc. Matching him with a real badass rider like danny is looking for comments. Whoever set that shoot up should get a visit by hoy. Honestly anyone looks stupid on a bike next to danny.
(Oct 19, 2012 at 18:04)
You look stupid, next to a wordsmith. You completely missed the point of this video, you Yankee twat. You have two riders who are at the pinnacle of their genres. It is not about what riding is better, it is about appreciating what it takes to be the best. Danny is sick, so was Aaron chase, and Jeff Lenosky, and Hans Rey. Trials is very similar to track, as in they are such incredibly small pieces of the cycling world. Trials is such a ridiculously small segment. Go hop on a track and tell me it is easy. Pedal kicking around is sick, but so is sustaining huge watts for 20 seconds. It isn't a comparison vid. It is two national athletes talking to each other. Hoy for sure, wouldn't of been allowed to fiddle fuck around on that little bike, mostly because his career is massive. Smacking his shin with a pedal would do nothing but hinder his performance. Get so frustrated when other cyclists bash other cyclists for being part of a different genre. I am fascinated that there are so many kinds of bikes, with the same fundemental parts, that can accomplish such a drastic span of tasks.
(Oct 21, 2012 at 8:07)
Yanks lol what is this 1850? Take it easy general grubblebump. You cant tell people how they should view a video. Its called opinions, we share them freely. If you take it personal thats a sign of weakness. A big wordsmitth like you should know that.
(Oct 22, 2012 at 4:27)
shishka for president !
(Oct 15, 2012 at 9:36)
track riding in 510's ... lad
(Oct 15, 2012 at 11:44)
Back when I raced no the rod we only had toe straps. No SPD's. brought back memories.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 9:59)
Imagine if you woke up one morning to find you had Chris' power combined with Danny's balance.....Epic! BTW - That POC helmet looks like it belongs to the guys who power up the laser beams on the Death Star lol!
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:12)
(Oct 15, 2012 at 16:28)
Chris's legs are the size of Danny's torso. Danny needed the fancy helmet to battle quadzilla.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:01)
Chris wouldnt be able to ride trials, He would snap every chain there is with those TANK sized thighs!!!! Absolute power house!
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:10)
They must have filmed for 3 days straight to get enough footage without some gypo asking for spare change.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 12:41)
(Oct 15, 2012 at 14:35)
"Shave your legs... that's 4 and a half seconds straight away...." I'm sure that's what every guy on a bike loves to hear... Brilliant segment, nice way to end a Monday...
my favorite Mike Myers quote... "If it ain't Scotish, it's crap!!"
(Oct 15, 2012 at 19:58)
"there's 2 kinds of people I hate, people intolerable of other peoples culture...and a Dutch!"
(Oct 17, 2012 at 3:42)
I hate americans; they generalizee and they are fat!
(Oct 17, 2012 at 4:42)
I miss quoted but here ya go
(Oct 15, 2012 at 11:26)
We are Bike riders ! 2 Wheels, Pedals, Handelbars... at the end of the day we all do the same thing but in different ways.
(Oct 16, 2012 at 1:56)
This video just prooves that every form of cycling brings all disiplins of riders together. The community of riding bikes is brilliant for meeting new people old & young.
If only the goverment realised this and provided more parks,tracks, general areas for biking etc for us to ride.
But no they are willing to spend millions on housing for people that shouldnt be over here!! democracy wins.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 9:34)
I was waiting for the finale to be a hop off the railings outside the front door :o)
Chris Hoy is a machine, legs bigger than my waist!
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:13)
Danny should have had a RedBull POC helmet
(Oct 15, 2012 at 11:54)
AGGHHH foooookin brits, they'r good @ everything! Just remembered G. Obree aka "the flying scotsman", but i think i prefer MacAskill and the Atherton dynasty.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 16:33)
i wanna see a video where an xc rider meets a dh rider
(Oct 16, 2012 at 5:57)
Check out Rob's Dirty Business from a few months back
(Oct 16, 2012 at 19:40)
well of course ive seen that hahaha but i mean like a legit one like this video
(Oct 16, 2012 at 4:34)
would be awesome if Danny MacAskil did this on Chris Hoys bike
(Oct 19, 2012 at 3:26)
Carrying a bike to a track is as dumb as driving to a gym to run on a treadmill. A bike that you have to carry on your shoulder to ride on a track is as dumb as a bike in a gym that doesn't go anywhere.
Give me a recumbent that I can actually ride on the street without being a safety hazard to myself & everyone around me & I'll beat the guy with no skills who rides that brakeless, freehubless, pointless piece of shit that probably cost more than a DH bike to buy.
(Oct 21, 2012 at 14:20)
Is it any dumber than us guys that put our bikes on a lift to ride the bike park? Or guys that shuttle? I think not.
I don't know why you have such a hate on for other disciplines of riding. If you don't like it, don't do it. But there's more to two wheels than just freeride.
And personally I'd love to see you take him on, that "guy with no skills" could most likely hold his own in any style of riding.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 9:37)
Should have got Chris to try trials
(Oct 15, 2012 at 13:08)
brilliant advert for the games with 2 of the best. Nice one lads
(Oct 16, 2012 at 13:12)
If I ever decide to ride a bike I have to carry indoors to use, shoot me.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 21:58)
When he rode out on the pace scooter thingy I was laughing pretty hard haha. Sweet vid
(Oct 17, 2012 at 11:17)
Great video two top riders
(Oct 17, 2012 at 1:34)
Willing to bet that's the first time a set of 5.10s have seen track..
(Oct 15, 2012 at 20:21)
The first time MacAskill has been owned in anything... Haha.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 18:48)
Great Vid, really enjoyed that..
(Oct 15, 2012 at 16:33)
I've ridden the Sydney Olympic track once. It's bloody weird after spending a life on a full suspension hog. 1. Bikes feel tiny and feel awkward. 2. There are no brakes. You stop pedalling and the cranks keep going!! I almost got pitched many times. You cannot just cruise with feet at 3 and 9.... to slow down you have to apply resistance backwards as your feet keep rotating forward.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 19:50)
digging the 5-10's and toe straps on the track
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:03)
what a great film
(Oct 15, 2012 at 19:57)
Didn't' Danny Hart hurt himself on his moto during race season? Oops.
(Oct 16, 2012 at 0:34)
Single speeds FTW
(Oct 15, 2012 at 14:33)
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(Oct 15, 2012 at 9:47)
I really really wish Danny MacAskill would put out a proper street edit again. He hasen't done a proper one since the video came out that blew his popularity up. I hate these, look at how crappy this terrian is but I can still ride it one he puts out (crap train yard, Scottish hill side, etc.).
I have been waiting for a proper street edit by him for years but I just don't think it will ever happen.
(Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16)
Totaly agree, another street edit would be pretty sweet!!
(Oct 15, 2012 at 12:45)
Apparently he gets injured a lot because of the freestyle trials that we love and expect, you must remember that trials is normally a pretty static sport,and you're not supposed to cane it
(Oct 16, 2012 at 2:01)
As pigman65 mentioned trials is more a static sport. just now it has evolved into what i find more bmx street on a trials. I personally think danny needs to bring it back to the roots and slow things down ride more natural terrain take it easy etc
(Oct 15, 2012 at 13:25)
call me a nob right, but how do you tell who's who?
(Oct 15, 2012 at 14:26)
they introduce themselves to each other at the beginning.
(Oct 16, 2012 at 1:18)
How can you come from the United kingdom and NOT know who these guys are at a glance?.....
Yes you are most definitely a nob
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