Danny MacAskill in New York Times

Dec 29, 2009 at 9:37
by Tyler Maine  
Source: Rasoulution

New York, December 29th – Danny MacAskill and his famous Youtube video made it far and not only in the biking industry. After being interviewed by the BBC, the London Sunday Times and other mainstream media in the last eight months, Danny has now been featured in his biggest publication yet: He is showcased in today’s New York Times in the Sports section of the prestigious American newspaper.Danny MacAskill, the 24-year-old Scottish street trial rider, got famous almost over night through the April, 2009 famous Youtube video, filmed and edited by Dave Sowerby.

Since then Danny had various requests from bike and mainstream media, commercial requests, TV shows, such as “Britain's Got Talent” or “Ellen DeGeneres." Now his biggest print interview to date appears today, Tuesday 29th December, in the New York Times. Journalist Carol Wallace interviewed Danny for the Times with more in-depth questions than in previous media reports about him.


Read the article and get an idea about Danny’s life before and after the posting of the video, and see the impact of capturing his pure passion for bike riding on one single video that was seen around the World Wide Web.

[L=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/sports/global/29cyclist.html?_r=1&ref=sports]If you can’t buy the print version of today’s New York Times, then just go online here.[/L]

In the next days you should be able to read a similar article in the International Herald Tribune!

If you still haven’t seen his amazing video, you can also watch it below:

Views: 394,949    Faves: 6,626    Comments: 934

If you have any requests concerning Danny, like high resolution pictures, interviews, or bookings, please contact us at high@rasoulution.com


103 Comments

  • 30 2
 Pure Danny MacAskill
  • 17 5
 danny megaskill
  • 3 13
flag bbakus (Dec 29, 2009 at 13:58) (Below Threshold)
 He'll do more for biking scene than Sam, Peaty and McCaul
  • 3 13
flag tom-cuthbert (Dec 29, 2009 at 15:30) (Below Threshold)
 Combined.
  • 5 6
 danny madskills
  • 1 1
 why was dmrchris negative propped seriosuly danny madskills is by far as lame as danny megaskill.
  • 4 0
 Because some people on PB have nothing better to do than sit and be fags on their computer and when they neg prop people it gives them the slight feeling of being a tiny bit better than someone else even when they aren't, when they're just sad friendless people who want someone to say they did something right because in the real world all THEY ever get is "neg props". Neg prop me if you want bit that's how it is, and you know that's how it is, so don't say its not.
  • 1 0
 jokers! i couldnt care less if i got a 'negative prop', negative prop my mum if you love it that much! hahaaa
  • 1 0
 ya i think madskills is great, too bad it was in mbuk but still aye`
  • 17 0
 I love danny! 3
  • 23 2
 his videos blow my mind.
  • 9 0
 Read it this morning when I got up! Couldn't believe the NY Times covered this. Their sports section is the worst...until today.
  • 4 0
 yeah thats pretty good for the sport, getting its space in the media!
  • 4 0
 it's so awesome to see that he was in the news paper.
as bikers, we think that everyone knows about our sport what we do. unfortunately, it's not that way yet. this definitely had to have helped.
and who could have been a better representative then Danny himself?
  • 2 1
 i don't see what all the fuss is about...i think he's just lazy and doesnt want to go around fences and whatnot, so he goes over them Wink hahaha of course im kidding...hes simply the best at what he does. no doubt
  • 11 1
 no don't take this the wrong way. this dude is one of the sickest riders out there. but, the article said he has been credited with finding this style of riding. it seems that they have over looked what leech and lenosky have done before him. when all is said and done he is a sick rider but in my opinion guys have been riding like this for years. made props to him way to come up in the world overnight. thank god for technology
  • 2 0
 you got a point...
  • 2 0
 Hes just more creative with tricks and stuff, that's all. Smile
  • 4 0
 i can agree with the creative part. i just don't think you can credit him with "starting" that style of riding
  • 2 0
 he definitely started it in britain. He has been riding this sort of stuff long before that video came out.
  • 1 0
 all that means is that the New York times screwed up and credited him with something he didnt do
  • 3 0
 Not only Ryan & Jeff but some credit where credit is due to Hans Rey who preceded them all. Oh, and who played an instrumental role in fueling the buzz behind Danny the 1st day the vid hit the web, as Bike Intelligencer pointed out today.
  • 1 0
 hasnt hans rey been around for 25+ years or something too?
  • 1 0
 probally longer than that that dude is old and rides trails on an xc rig
  • 11 0
 that reverse nose manual its..its..OMG!!
  • 1 0
 it's obscene
  • 9 1
 what a legend no more needs to be said
  • 2 0
 To the guy who said that danny started trials in the uk, please be quiet you're making a fool of yourself. Martyn Ashton, Martin Hawyes, Ed tongue, chris akrigg, danny holyroyd all rode trials before MacAskill made his recent videos. They're the ones who got coverage in MBUK magazine and made trials a big name in the uk, MacAskill is just the latest (and admittedly most talented so far). He has certainly gotten the most attention for bike trials but he was never the originator of the sport.

heres a chris akrigg video to show that danny isnt the only trials rider making good vids. Also chris isn't using brakes in this clip
www.pinkbike.com/video/45126
  • 1 0
 first time i´m posting in pinkbike, and it shure is worth it...
that is just something out of this world, there are people riding as good as him and probably doing the same stunts, but damn he makes is look so perfect!!!

unclesmokey84 i believe the problem in that affirmation is the lack of background check by part of the media, but yes, i agree with you in that matter!

but the riding, just superb!
  • 2 0
 Good to see our sport getting more mainstream attention, and Danny is the perfect person to represent us. How many people can manual backwards, stop, then wheelie away forwards without the front wheel touching the ground?
  • 2 0
 Flawless, jaw-dropping control of the bicycle in some of the most creative ways I have ever seen. The flow that DM rides with while transitioning between his sets is the best I've ever seen. Admittedly, I'm not a huge trials fan but have been blown away but what has been possible. Danny has shown that moving the needle much further is still attainable. I didn't think it was possible but he has done it and deserves all the respect in the world. I look forward to seeing someone come up with more creativity and control on a bike but I'm not sure it's possible unless he competes against himself. Well done Danny! A.
  • 4 0
 I just read the article and then clicked on PB and here it is!
  • 4 0
 allot of what makes this an awesome video is the riding Wink
  • 1 0
 yeah i think danny deserves this. he really revolutionized the sport of trials riding this year.

he would also be my vote for most inspirational/champion of biking for this year.
  • 1 1
 whoever bigtard is your name says it all! im not hating on this video its epic, but people are as good as him and the editing combined with his skill is what makes the video so good , alot of his tricks are good but not amazing that have been taken from an easy enviroment such as skateparks to different terrain such as the flair of the tree , 360 down the big set of stairs, tailwhips all over the place. im not hating on him at all i just think its slighlty messed up how he has had so much exposure because of this video when people are doing the same stuff mayby not as good as danny but still worthy of some of what dannys had.
  • 2 0
 i agree in a way, but danny goes huge! and alot of people that are near as good as danny are sponcered, danny just has so much exposure because he goes big all the time.. like come on, that 20+ foot drop wasnt editing..
plus alot of the time, if your good enough.. someone will find you.(talking in general)
  • 1 0
 yeh you are right, although hucking 20 feet isnt really skill as such more about how big your balls are, but this video is sick dont get me wrong when i first saw it i was amazed
  • 1 0
 firstly: happy newyears parrty up!
lol i agree about the balls thing and i gree about the amazed thin gaha... so i guess were both right.. in a sort of way aha
  • 2 0
 Motivating and inspiring results thanks for keeping it alive. P.S. If Danny reads this... You're ill.
  • 2 0
 seems as if half the art of this kind of riding is just finding those crazy lines! sick vid
  • 3 1
 Danny is a god on two wheels
  • 13 0
 Half the time hes on one wheel Wink
  • 6 1
 the other half he's on two!
  • 7 0
 With an 1\8th of the time off the ground altogether!
  • 7 2
 he's not the only person to get high with 1/8th
  • 2 0
 that vid is crazy . such a good rider
  • 2 0
 the whole min from 3 to 4 is just epic lmao.
  • 2 0
 240+ thousand views ... I think its popular :-)
  • 2 0
 the best in the world, number one
  • 2 0
 simply one of the sickest riders to date .
  • 1 0
 I love at the end when the people are looking over the ledge like they cant believe dude just dropped that.
  • 1 1
 im not really big on trails but that was some of the most creative, imaginative and fuckin steezy riding i have ever seen. balls to the walls bad ass brah, keep it up
  • 1 0
 Danny at the hoover dam looked extreme. I wouldn't have even got on the walls..
  • 1 0
 i say IDOL! he brings a whole new definition to riding in my eyes. It is pure inspiration to me!
  • 1 0
 Finally the worlds best trials rider is gettin the recognition he deserves. Ryan Leech Pff.
  • 3 0
 he would be a bmx god.
  • 1 0
 I have watched this video a few times before reading this article and i still can't imagine how good is this guy... Smile Smile Smile
  • 1 0
 holy!!!that blew my mind..
  • 1 0
 24, and a legend already!
  • 1 0
 New model of Ryan Leech Smile
  • 1 0
 ryan leech is more trial .. danny is more street.. @ least in my opinion..?
still.. i was thinking of a tailwhip.. then i saw danny in his first clip doing a double..
he made my determination of keeping up practice until perfect..
now doing tailwhips too on a 26" trials bike (not in air) thanks danny ! Salute
now practicing reverse wheelies.. Razz cause reverse front endo's are still too scary Wink
  • 1 0
 this is an amazing video :o:o....Smile I love itBig Grin
  • 1 0
 If I ever see anything like that again, I will eat my hat.
  • 1 0
 thats great. keep it up danny.
  • 2 5
 this guy didn't invent anything, and he'd never say he did. but that's not the point, who really invented anything?
regardless, he is the f*cking MAN!
nobody controls a bike like this dude
the best pro bmx'er don't have shit on danny mcaskill!
i will fight ANYONE who thinks there's a better bike rider in the world right now.
  • 4 0
 your cool.
  • 1 4
 no no, its not about me. its about danny macaskil
where do you live?
could we fight?
come to the bike park!
maybe you just want to arm wrestle?
  • 4 1
 Bigtard - you are the most entertaining/annoying thing on the web. Keep it up.
  • 1 1
 every good biker is fantastic in his own way. so you cant say who is the best and who is not. danny is definetly a pure inspiration, but also bikers like mark webb, harry main, sam pilgrim etc. are awesome. in my opinion the best rider is the one, who has the most fun riding.
  • 1 1
 yeah i agree with your positive outlook on the subject. but so does my grandmother as far as bike control. danny macaskil is THE MAN
  • 1 0
 LOL.
  • 1 1
 the funny thing is bigtard is 30....I was expecting somewhere between 13-15 years old
  • 1 1
 when in rome... act like a bunch of 13-15 year olds
  • 2 0
 When in rome....

how about you just shut the f*ck up?
  • 1 0
 LOL.
  • 1 0
 way to go danny, should make all the aching joints worth the effort!
  • 1 0
 what is the name of this song?Smile
  • 1 0
 the song is the funeral by band of horses
  • 1 0
 how you can he bunnyhop so high...
  • 1 0
 wow! im lost for words! sick vid
  • 1 0
 holey shit man ur awsome!!!
  • 4 3
 dang that was fresh
  • 1 0
 soo amazing.
  • 3 5
 its had like 12 million hits on youtube hasnt it ?

it has to be said though allot of what makes it an awsome video is the editing !
  • 2 0
 what... Fair enough the editing is quality, but its deffinately the riding thats epic... hes amazing
  • 1 2
 hey robmtb16
are you serious right now?
you wanna take away from this video, and danny mcaskill?
this video does not appeal to the average idiot because of the editing
its because the riding is bloody ridiculous
  • 1 0
 awesome riding, along with awesome editing makes a awesome video is what he is saying I think.
  • 1 0
 no, he was trying to say the video was good mostly because the editing was good. if he wasn't trying to say that exclusively. he would have actually said the riding was good. which he didn't say.
  • 1 0
 second to none!
  • 1 0
 Best rider ever !
  • 1 2
 lenowsky and leech are riding Mtb´s.Danny more a Trailbike/a Trailbike.But he has soooo much talend-no matter
  • 1 0
 He is the man !
  • 1 0
 He´s the man !
  • 1 0
 He´s the man !
  • 1 0
 fantastic
  • 1 0
 this guys unreal
  • 1 0
 go get em danny!
  • 1 0
 he deservs it
  • 1 0
 matjtom90:thanksWink
  • 1 0
 wow
  • 1 3
 I WATCHED THIS VIDEO ON PINKBIKE BEFORE. THIS GUY HAS AN AWSOME TALENT. THE NEW LENOWSKY OR BETTER ? WHAT U GUYS THINK?...
  • 2 0
 WAYYY BETTER.
  • 2 0
 WAAAAAAAYYYYYYY BEEEEETTTTTTEEEEEERRRRRR BBBBRRRRAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

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