Danny MacAskill copped a bit of flak back in August when he released a short film shot at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, in which he pulled off several tricks on his bike to an audience comprising several ‘Playmates.’
This week, an appropriate response has appeared on Vimeo – a video in which a woman on a Raleigh Chopper, to the admiring glances of a trio of Glaswegian gentlemen, attempts what may generously be termed “sub-MacAskillesque” tricks on her bike.
Much of the film, which is the work of Glasgow-based Bike Gob, was shot around the People’s Palace at Glasgow Green, renamed here the ‘Playgirl Palace.’
The stunts on the bike may not be top-drawer – which is point , with a caption at the end saying, “Playboy Bunnies are about as cool as Bike Gob’s tricks” – but the camera work makes up for that.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.