Just months after suffering a severe spinal injury, Martyn Ashton has backed up the original Road Bike Party on YouTube video with the new Road Bike Party 2. Martin Ashton descends an amusement park slide, climbs trees and rocks all while riding the superb Colnago C59 Disc.
The video also features Danny Macaskill and Chris Akrigg who helped out finishing the project when Martyn injured himself during a trials exhibition at Silverstone. Following the success of the first film, Ashton had secretly been working on the sequel, however his accident at Silverstone cast doubt on whether it would be finished. “It’s very different to what I planned but I’m really starting to love it and care for it,” Martyn says of the finished film.
It’s a brilliant collection – you can lose the fact that we’re on a road bike as it just looks like a great piece of riding. The first Road Bike Party was all about it being a road bike but this one, the road bike doesn’t get a chance – the stuff that we do collectively is beyond what would be ‘normal’ for a trials bike. It’s exceptional.
The video is brought courtesy of Global Cycling Network. Enjoy.
Colnago C59 Disc
The Colnago C59 Disc featured in Road Bike Party 2 features a frame similar to that raced by Thomas Voeckler in the Tour de France. The C59 disc frame features Ferrari team colours, FSA supplies seatpost, bottle cages, crankset, stem and handlebars, Hope hydraulic brakes, Dura-Ace Di2, Shimano XT pedals, Vision Metron wheels with Hope Pro 3 disc hubs. The Colnago C59 rolls on 25mm Continental Grand Prix 4000s.