Have you ever ridden a bike up a tree? The likely answer to that question is no as the vast majority of humans lack the skill to pull off such a feat. Danny Macaskill on the other hand, does it on a regular basis amongst other tricks like front flips off buildings, riding along railings next to huge drop-offs, spins over stairs and much more. He is a humble Scotsman who grew up riding trials bikes in the small village of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. It almost sounds like a fairytale, but growing up in a town of only 2500 people far from everything is a great setting to get a young kid to spend most of his time riding a bike.
The result is one of the most incredible trials riders in the world. Danny makes it look easy with his impeccable style, but if you have ever given a trials bike a shot, you know immediately just how much skill it takes just to balance. He is now sponsored and rides professionally. It all spawned from a video of him riding that his friends helped him make that has now received over 28 million views. Not too bad for a kid from an island in the north. He now has done Volkswagen commercials and Red Bull even funded an incredible short film of his road trip home that is not only spectacular for his riding, but the scenery is pretty great too. It is called “Way Back Home,” scroll down to check it out.