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Shredits: Danny Macaskill Loops Cortana, Tandems do CX, Incredible Indonesian Mountain Top Riding and more

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You know Danny MacAskill is getting big when Microsoft wants him to “recreate Cortana’s Signature Halo.” What better way to do that then to create one of the biggest full loops ever ridden on a bike. And then put it on a barge in the middle of the river Thames. Coming in at 5 meters or nearly 16.5′ in diameter, as usual Danny makes it look easy.

It’s no full loop, but racing a tandem during a cyclocross race is also a bit nuts. That and more after the jump….

From Microsoft:

Cortana, the most personal digital assistant, and Danny MacAskill, world-renowned trials cyclist, have successfully completed one of the world’s largest loop-the-loop challenges ever cycled…and it’s on water! Danny MacAskill rode round a monumental 5-metre loop, illuminating the Cortana signature halo in front of one of London’s most iconic landmarks in the process, all on the River Thames.

Microsoft Lumia’s personal assistant Cortana knows what you want and how to #MakeItHappen. With Cortana’s proactive help and handy alerts, Danny MacAskill was able to plan his biggest cycling event ever.

Cortana acted as Danny’s personal assistant throughout his training for the event, arranging his meetings, setting appointment reminders, playing his favourite music, warning for bad weather and providing maps.

Read more: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/mobile…

Music: Crazy Heart by Scott McFarnon, download here http://itun.es/gb/cpqm4

Produced by Mission Media.

This one comes from Josh Stricker and RPI cycling and involves a fairly old looking tandem, two riders, and yes, a cyclocross course. Pure Tandamonium.

Completely out of left field, Beat Down is a short film from the Camp 4 Collective. Fair warning, it has a split second of nudity for seemingly no reason at all which will probably make it NSFW. If you can get past that, it’s a pretty entertaining clip that includes base jumping with a bike!

From Camp 4 Collective:

@Camp4 Collective party time

Music by Slayer http://www.slayer.net
Check out Slayer on FB https://www.facebook.com/slayer
Courtesy Def Jam / Universal Records Copyright 1989
Song “Behind the Crooked Cross” from the 1989 Album South of Heaven

Directed and kind of edited by Anson Fogel
Edited and kind of directed by Kevin Bennet
Bikers Tyson Swasey and Joey Schusler
BASE Jumps by Ian Flanders and Matt Blank
Shot by Pat Fenelon, Anson, Kevin and Joey S
RC Heli by Nick WOlcott
Sound and Hauling Ass in Trucks by Jim Hurst
Carrying HEavy Shit by Corrie Spruill
BLM handling by Arlene Campbell and the Moab BLM Office
Bike Cam riggin by Dan Cartwright
BASE rigging by Marty Jones
1st AC Max Santusanio
BASE testing help by Sean Chuma
Thumbnail photo by Joey Schusler
Bikes by Yeti Cycles
Boobs by Anonymous
Beer by Coors Heavy
BASE rigs by Apex Base

Looks like Norco has some pretty big news coming up about their 2015 Factory Racing Team.

If Jerome Clementz’ and Pauline Dieffenthaler’s riding doesn’t get your pulse racing as they shred mountain tops in Indonesia, well, I feel bad for you son.

ESCAPE – MOUNT RINJANI – Indonesia Lombok

“Sometimes a project gets stuck in your mind. It can makes no sense, but you can’t stop thinking about it, until that time comes and you make the dream a reality.”

Jey went to Indonesia 5 years ago and did a trekking to climb the Mount Rinjani during 3 days. He was amazed about the landscape and the view from the top of this 2nd highest volcano of Indonesia (3726 meters high). During the hiking back, he was thinking that it could be much more fun by bike. That’s why he wants to come back to reach the summit with his bike. 

Discover the first shoot of Jérôme and Pauline’s ride. A making-off will come in 2 weeks to share with you the inside of the adventures!

A film by Jérémie Reuiller – ILL PROD : reuiller.com
Riders : Jérôme Clementz and Pauline Dieffenthaler : jeromeclementz.com
Music and Jingel : Razor Image : razorimages.com

Fat bike trials riding seems to be all the rage these days, and La Bicicletteria di Delfo tries it our for themselves.

 

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Dave
Dave
8 years ago

They missed a perfect opportunity to line up the camera to make it look like he was riding the inside of the London Eye.

Dave
Dave
8 years ago

Actually it looks like they tried but the lighting to highlight the brand messed up the effect.

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

Cortana is such a siri rip off. Just much worse

Icycle_Bay
Icycle_Bay
8 years ago

Cortana, can you get Danny some handlebar plugs?

Jesse Edwards
Jesse Edwards
8 years ago

Why doesn’t Danny ride the Rampage while he’s running the world. Guy is amazing.

badbikemechanicx
badbikemechanicx
8 years ago

The phone is crap, but it’s always good to see a well produced MAC-A-Skill video on a Friday.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
8 years ago

bikes are fun.

Seraph
Seraph
8 years ago

Hopefully it’s bigger than 16.5″ in diameter, unless it’s a loop for ants.

Dale
Dale
8 years ago

@Tom, I’d say it’s more of a Google Now ripoff. Ya know, the one that actually does stuff and answers real questions.

Mattbyke
Mattbyke
8 years ago

I admire his skills. But did I have to watch an add for some stupid phone?

Ya dood
Ya dood
8 years ago

How does he do all that stuff without a 29er? I’m off to get a new phone and a new wheel size…

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