Danny MacAskill is a street trials cyclist who has appeared in some very popular riding videos, performing tricks and stunts that seem impossible for a man and his bike. Here is a great piece on the production of these videos, which emphasizes the need for total focus (from both MacAskill and the film team).
The mental challenge is that when you are doing a back flip drop of two meters onto concrete or riding on a cable 4 meters off the ground it’s a scary thing. Some of the bigger tricks take a lot of focus and bravery to do and sometimes that barrier takes Danny a long time to overcome. ~ Stu Thomson, a longtime friend of MacAskill and competitive mountain bike rider-turned director
The focus that MacAskill demonstrates in his riding is incredible. His newest video, just released, has the Scottish MacAskill returning to his native Isle of Skye and riding the gorgeous and extremely challenging Cuillin Ridge. I can only watch this with awe and admiration. Enjoy.