Video: Danny MacAskill Bikes Through ‘Villa Epecuén’ Wasteland

The resort town of Villa Epecuén was flooded by a rare weather event known as a seiche (it’s a type of standing wave) on November 10, 1985. After spending 25 years underwater, it’s now re-emerged, a perfect wasteland playground for the world’s best freestyle trials rider.

The Red Bull video “Epecuén,” named after the town itself, shows Danny exploring the forgotten city and pushing his limits in a surreal landscape.

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.