Monday, 20 November 2017

Questions and Answers about Danny MacAskill

What kind of job does he have?
-         He’s a professional mountain biker.

What would he do if he weren’t a bike rider?
-         He would probably work as a bike mechanic in a bike shop

What does he still want to accomplish in his career?
-         He would still like to make more and more videos and do bigger and better stunts.

How much does he weigh?
-         He currently weighs 77kg.

How old is he?
-         He’s currently 31.

How tall are you?
-         He is 5 feet 9 inches.

What was it like growing up?
-         He had a lot of friends and freedom as a child. He rode his bike a lot and made treehouses.

What is he scared of?
-         Nothing in particular but he does get a little bit scared when he is trying new tricks.

What skills does he like to do?
-         He likes to do wheelies.

What inspires him?
-         Music and Google.

When did he begin training to ride a bike?
-         At the age of 11, he got his first mountain bike. He quit his job in 2009 to become a professional bike rider.

When did he release his first video?
-         He released a five-and-a-half-minute street trials video on YouTube in 2009.

Where was he born?
-         He was born in Edinburgh.

If he could live anywhere in the world, where would he live?
-         He would probably live in Vancouver in Canada.

Who inspires him?
-         Martyn Ashton and Chris Akrigg, who are both mountain bikers as well, inspired him to pursue his career.

Does he have any children?
-         No he doesn’t.

Does he have a YouTube channel?
-         Yes he does. He posts lots of video of himself doing stunt on his bike.

Does he do anything other than biking?
-         He spends a lot of time looking for new music and dreaming up ideas for new tricks and videos.

Has he ever ridden his bike abroad before?
-         Yes, in Taiwan and Argentina.

Has he ever injured himself before?
-         Yes, he fractured his collar bone three times in six months.

Has he ever had a job other than as a mountain biker?
-         Yes, he worked in a bike shop.

Why did he become a professional mountain biker?
-         He’s obsessed with bikes.

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