As you'll see, the scenery is spectacular, and Danny's riding tricks on his mountain bike make you gasp in astonishment -- things like riding off a platform and leaping onto a single train track, riding over a cottage, and disappearing into a 6-foot puddle.
I'm thinking of posting a Feel-Good Video column every Friday -- something to lighten our lives, bring smiles to our faces, and get us in a good mood for the weekend -- so please feel free to send any suggestions to me at email@example.com. And, of course, I also invite you to share your comments below describing your thoughts about the videos presented in this column.
Mr MacAskill doesn't seem to be wearing any protective gear in the Epecuen video. The environment seems more like to inflict a more serious injury though, and no outtakes. I can't believe he didn;t come off a few times, but he looks unscathed.
Anyway I went to look up Epecuen. I had never heard about it, but the cause of its destruction (a seiche (standing wave)) is quite fascinating. Apparently it can happen in almost any enclosed body of water, and that is mildly concerning since I live near Lake Ontario plus several other bodies of water. There is nary a story about it in the urban memory- they remember Hurricane Hazel, but no mention of the subsequent seiche. All the more interesting because there is almost no tidal effects even though they are huge bodies of water. Storms can be pretty fearsome if you are on the lake (see the Wreck of the Edmund Fiztgerald),
As they say on the Comedy channel, time well wasted. Thanks for the link.
There's another of Danny MacAskill's videos that deserves to be seen, but I didn't want to include it in the main "Feel Good" column because ... well, to be frank, it doesn't make you feel very good. Epecuén is an amazing and thought-provoking video, but it's a bit of a downer, so you might want to save it for a Monday morning on the basis that things at that time are already as bad as they are going to get for the week LOL