“Picturing anything negative will make something bad happen. You have to be relaxed. Whether it’s 10 feet or 1,000 feet from the ground, I do not plan to fall.”
— Danny MacAskill
Last spring, I posted a video of the remarkable bicycle artistry of Danny MacAskill of Scotland. (See May 10 blog post, “Don’t try this … anywhere!”)
A recent story in The New York Times provides an update on MacAskill’s life since that jaw-dropping video was posted on YouTube in April.
As a result of his Internet fame, MacAskill has quit his job as a $9-per-hour bike mechanic at MacDonald Cycles in Edinburgh and, if he stays healthy, is expected to make six figures this year in a variety of enterprises involving his bicycling skills: sponsorships, shows with an all-Scottish stunt cycle team called The Clan and appearances in feature films, documentaries and TV commercials.
Check out his commercial for Volkswagen: