Dani the Stuntwoman
Some people have a pretty cool summer, but Dani’s summer started off in a style most could never imagine. First she graduated Valedictorian of her school, but ended up missing her Graduation Ceremony as she was over in Birmingham , England for the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships, and 2 days after she got back from England, she spent the day on a Hollywood set to be a stunt girl for the Comedy Central Hit Show – Workaholics. The life of a BMX Pro.
You can view the schedule for Workaholics here – http://www.comedycentral.com/tv-schedule/workaholics . Dani’s episode is “Real Time” Warning this show is TV-14 Do not Click the link or watch the video if you are under 14.
You only see Dani for a few seconds in the show, but it is the start of a cool little side career and the actress that Dani did the stunt for , along with the entire crew were pumped with Dani’s attitude and skills.
Dani had to ride a 50lb Mongoose bike off of a drainage ditch side and chase the other two riders into the Los Angeles River. ( yes they call it the Los Angeles River even though it is pretty dry and made of concrete.) I am not sure if the hardest part of the stunt was having to drop off the side with only 2 pedals, or if it was wearing the bright pink wig in the 100 degree plus weather. And of course the bike weight 50lbs and being Jet Lagged from flying back from England didn’t help matters that much either.
You never know where BMX can take you, Scholarships, the Olympics, TV shows. A lot of great stuff for having fun on your bike with your friends. And when you started riding your bike you jsut thought it was for fun. Shows where it can take you.
If you are 14 or over be sure to check your local guide for Comedy Central to see Dani in the show. Some of the other stunt riders in the show include long time friend of Supercross and former “The Bicycle Source” Partner Danny Hubbard. Nice that the Hollywood crowd is using actual BMXers for the stunts more and more.
The Photos Above show Dani when she did one of the ledge drops, ( which she had to do multiple takes for multiple camera angles ) waving up from the LA River where they did the chase scene. And then the small photo above shows the camera truck that she had to jump in behind of. Making it extremely difficult to time your jump to not hit the cameras and trailer.