Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winter Weather got you down? Road Bike Party – Part 2 –To the Rescue!

I woke up a little later than usual today—somewhat depressed about the cold weather and snow that will prevent us all from training outside for the next few weeks.  But then I stumbled upon this new video from GCN—that is truly incredible. 

Here is the description:

“Incredible stunts and amazing tricks all completed on a £15,000 Colnago C59 Italia? It can only be a Road Bike Party! Lycra-clad trials legend Martyn Ashton's first Road Bike Party was a YouTube sensation, so a sequel HAD to be made, bigger and better than before! Martyn was in the middle of filming when his life was transformed by an accident during a trials display which has left him paralyzed from the waist down. Courage, determination and great friends have helped Martyn to complete his vision for what a Road Bike Party is.”

If you haven’t seen the first version, basically Martyn Ashton takes a super expensive road bike, I think it was a Pinarello Dogma 2, and essentially rides it like a stunt bike—flipping it over things, jumping over different objects, riding through a skate park, riding down mountains, through rivers, etc...  It is all very impressive, and from the moderate amount of mountain biking experience that I have, I can safely say that the amount of control that is required to do some of this stuff, on a 14 pound road bike no less, is pretty insane.  The first version was good, but this new edition, is on another level.  Danny MacAskill, and Chris Akrigg join Martyn Ashton for Road Bike Party 2—check it out below!

- caserace

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