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Bike tricks on road bikes

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 10, 2013

Watch as a trio of trials riders zoom across rusty old bridges, up rocky mountains, and down dry water slides on skinny-tired road bikes. An eye-popping collection of tricks.

There’s a bit of a backstory to this video. It’s a sequel to a similar video performed solo by Martyn Ashton. In the middle of filming this sequel, Ashton broke his back during a demonstration and is currently paralyzed from the waist down. Friends and fellow trials riders Chris Akrigg and Danny MacAskill stepped in to help Ashton complete the video. (via digg)

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Parkour on a road bike

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 09, 2012

Martyn Ashton takes a carbon fiber road bike (the same bike Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France with) and does some trials riding with it. It’s a bit like recreating the Mini Cooper chase scene in the Bourne Identity with a Bugatti Veyron.

(thx, alex)