Monday, March 23, 2015

The Ridge

Tonight we watched The Ridge, a new film from Danny MacAskill.

Danny MacAskill, for those who do not know, is a Scottish daredevil.

This lastest film of his is just him riding his mountain bicycle.  What makes this film so amazing is where Danny is riding his bicycle.

You see, Danny is riding his bike along the Cuillin Ridgeline. The Cuillin is a range of rocky mountains located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the tallest of which is a whopping 3,255 ft.

Danny rides his bike up as far as he can, then carries his bike the rest of the way as he hikes to the summit. Then he gets on and rides all the way down!

It is a very well done film with a nice musical accompaniment, but it gives me the absolute heebie-jeebies! Part of the film shows the view from the daredevil's head-cam. And I am terrified of heights! This fellow is riding trails a mountain goat would likely give a second thought to.

It is a good film, so if you've got the stomach for it, go watch it!

Danny MacAskill's THE RIDGE

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