The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

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The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

Postby Aushiker » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:02 am

Hi

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JprP5ATSGFY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

More details at Road.cc

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Re: The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

Postby MattyK » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:56 am

a) it's not Danny Macaskill, and b) I'd want a hell of a lot more lighting than that for a London commute.

Cool riding nonetheless.
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Re: The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

Postby Cruiserman » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:54 pm

Rider is Darren Shaw

Think for a commuter I would prefer a saddle to be able to sit on.
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Re: The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

Postby queequeg » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:08 pm

I actually like the jacket with the integrated EL. That is really what the video is about, http://www.proviz.co.uk

I have an Exelite LumiSash and a LumiPac, but these jackets actually look pretty cool. One less piece of gear to carry :-)
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Re: The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

Postby wombatK » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:09 pm

The idea of the integrated EL's is nice, and the active light source rather than reliance on reflective light only is a big
positive.

But the product on the video probably exaggerates the impact of the EL because of the darkness of the black jacket fabric.
I can't help but think the cyclist would be much more visible in a white outfit, and with a white bike etc.,. And way more
visible if he'd had a set of ayups blazin' away.

Other jackets in the company's range have the EL's on a hi-vis lime background, but for night-time use a white
color and additional reflective materials might be more effective.

Cool-riding, but I wonder how many out-takes, bruises and broken bones it took :)

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The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

Postby Kenzo » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:47 pm

Cruiserman wrote:Rider is Darren Shaw

Think for a commuter I would prefer a saddle to be able to sit on.

Duncan Shaw...

Am so so with you on the need for a saddle... at the right height and some bigger gearing looks like a winning idea too.
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Re: The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

Postby wombatK » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:05 pm

Kenzo wrote:Am so so with you on the need for a saddle... .

If you watch how close his ass gets to the tyre on most of his landings (including
when he's jumping up onto fences and rails as well as down), you'll work out
why there is no saddle. He needs every inch he can get to absorb impacts - a seat post and
saddle would seriously jeopardise that.
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The Ultimate Cycling Commute - Danny MacAskill

Postby Kenzo » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:56 am

wombatK wrote:
Kenzo wrote:Am so so with you on the need for a saddle... .

If you watch how close his ass gets to the tyre on most of his landings (including
when he's jumping up onto fences and rails as well as down), you'll work out
why there is no saddle. He needs every inch he can get to absorb impacts - a seat post and
saddle would seriously jeopardise that.

whoosh.....
Yes, because every time I commute I will be utilising those honed in skills too! the most I do is small stair gaps and drops.... I can barely hold a wheelie for five pedal strokes lol...

On the visibility side of things, those small flashers look like the way to go as additional lighting on me or the bike.
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