Behind the scenes: Do A Wheelie with Danny MacAskill

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One of the highlights of the Kendal Mountain Festival Bike Night was the behind the scenes film looking at the making of Danny MacAskill’s ‘Do A Wheelie‘ video. If you missed catching it there – or just want another viewing of this feel good film – then it’s out on YouTube tonight, along with a live Q&A with Mr MacAlltheskills himself.

It turns out that wheelies are not Danny’s strongest point, and it’s a lot of fun to watch him being humble and impressed by a whole array of riders who have some incredible wheelie skills. As is often the case, the ‘making of’ video is quite possibly even better than the finished product.

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  • bikesandboots
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    Don’t really think this street culture of reckless wheelieing in traffic (1:07) is for celebrating.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Yeah you’d never have seen that in Sprung🙄

    Skills are skills, you don’t have to like where they came from but why shouldn’t talent be celebrated?

    And where else do you think they have? Maybe think about why this evolved on the streets.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Loved that 🙂

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    That’s just brilliant.
    Where is that positivity thread again?

    BruceWee
    Full Member

    Don’t really think this street culture of reckless wheelieing in traffic (1:07) is for celebrating.

    Bloody cars, shouldn’t be allowed on the road!

    lister
    Full Member

    That was awesome.

    macwhisky
    Free Member

    When that video first came out, you couldn’t go passed a school without some kid shouting ‘DO A WHEELIE’…

    Had to change my route, as I couldn’t do one, (but this video, always inspires me to try, (again)) 🙂

    seriousrikk
    Full Member

    Loved this when it came out.

    The song was absolutely my bike soundtrack for the summer, the video an inspiration to get better on my bike (I didn’t, but I’m still inspired). Just a proper slice of feel good bike fun.

    leffeboy
    Full Member

    That is just the best, possibly even better that the original vid

    ped
    Full Member

    Ace!


    @stwhannah
    , I saw you tapping up Lil Spartan and Nay Whaaat after the screening at KMF: Did anything come of that? The Q&A was so rushed there and it’d be good to hear more from them.

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @ped still working on it! They seem keen but just got to get everything/everyone to come together to pull it off!

    sharkattack
    Full Member

    Don’t really think this street culture of reckless wheelieing in traffic (1:07) is for celebrating.

    Also the part where he destroys that poor families picnic. No wonder cyclists have a bad name.

    Ban this filth.

    lovewookie
    Full Member

    perhaps oddly, when I think of wheelie stars from back in the day, I don’t think of Hans Rey, I think of Jez Avery,riding around without a front wheel.

    Hans, yes as a pioneering tricks and trials rider, but not specifically wheelies.

    Maybe just a UK thing though.

     

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