Think street trials started with Danny MacAskill? Ryan Leech was balancing on railings back in the ’90s!

Danny MacAskill has thrust street trials into the spotlight but he couldn’t have done it without pioneering riders like Ryan Leech laying the groundwork. The Canadian takes a contemplative look back at his 16-year career, in an interview peppered with footage showcasing his incredible balance and technical skill.

Source: Why #2 – Ryan Leech from Dan Barham

Want to see more of Ryan in action? Check out his segment from 2006′s Kranked 6: Progression

Source: Radical Films via Norco Bikes

And here’s some more traditional demo rig trials riding from 2010:

Source: Ryan Leech on Life Balance and Riding from Norco Bikes