Kick back and enjoy the second of a couple of short videos recently produced by McGuire Visuals. This one focuses on E9G rider Robert Johnston spending a day styling it up at the North East of Scotland’s DH Farm, which, in their words “offers something a little different from the well catered MTB tracks around Scotland”.
“Rob’s video was filmed in day; I had work at 5 o’clock so there was somewhat of a time constraint.” says Adam, who runs McGuire visuals in his spare time. “The jumps at DH Farm were pretty soft with the shit weather we’d been having, but Rob still managed to kill it.
“For the tracking shot of Rob hitting the jump, I rode down the side of the track while holding my gimbal. That was pretty scary as I was close to losing a grand and a bit worth of kit if it went wrong!
“I got home at quarter to 5 and still made it to work on time!”
Rob has been with E9G for a couple of years. “I love a flowy trail full of jumps and berms, but I’m equally happy pedalling an “enduro” loop or riding a proper downhill track. I don’t race a lot but enjoy a few select races a year – generally I don’t ride to go out and out as fast as I can, so racing doesn’t come too naturally. Basically I’m just happy riding a bike, be it a mountain bike or a BMX!
“I’ve spent the last two summers in the French Alps, one season in Les Deux Alpes and one in Morzine. Just finished a masters of mechanical engineering degree, so I’m looking for an engineering job to kick off my career with the aim of working as an engineer in the bike industry in the future. I plan on trying to continue to test and review bikes and components and would like to do some more adventure documentary-style writing too. I’ll continue to do the odd race, and would like to continue to build new relationships with companies I am passionate about as a brand ambassador. The main aim with my riding is to continue to ride as much as I can and keep living my best life on two wheels!