Everything old is new again, bicycle tricks edition

If you haven’t seen this amazing show reel from Danny MacAskill, it’s time to stop what you’re doing and gawk.

In fairness, I think the opening trick on the cast iron fence is perhaps the best thing in the video, but it’s totally worth the price of admission – hard for me to imagine doing such a thing.

Then, for a little context, check out this Edison footage of bike tricks from 120 years ago. Sure, it’s not MacAskill, but it’s a whole ‘nother era in terms of gear, both bike and camera, and it would be interesting to see what Neidert was able to do without the constraints of a small stage and a short one-take camera set-up.

I don’t remember who on Twitter tipped me to the MacAskill video; vitjan via Shadowhand gets the thanks for the Edison footage.

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