Bikes are a great for people to get around, but they're also fantastic instruments for performing feats of pure badassery.

Danny MacAskill is a bike-riding badass to the highest degree and does things on two wheels that just don't seem possible.

His five-minute YouTube video is blowing up all over the Internet and is going strong with 13 million+ views. He's been getting offers and come-ons left and right since the video was first put up in April and was recently the focus of a piece in the New York Times.

The first trick in this video, where he rides on top of the fence, is easily one of the most insane things I've ever seen. The fall could have been so. Very. Bad. /cringe

Bikes for the win.

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Trials rider Danny MacAskill does things with a bike that seem to stretch the bounds of reality.