Video: Non-Stop Shralping in Scottish... Dust!?

Dec 7, 2018
by Tom Caldwell  
Views: 10,294    Faves: 170    Comments: 7


Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

I think underrated is the best description for Ryan Middleton. For years he has quietly built a set of skills that would rival a lot of video athletes out there, yet he hasn't had the break he's looking for. He's meticulous, determined and has pin point accuracy to ride things in a certain way. The scene up in the East of Scotland seems pretty isolated and tight knit, and perhaps that explains it.

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Corner slapping on demand is one of Ryan's best skills. Not even cutties, just riding the main line as fast as possible.

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Introducing the peer pressure culprits. Max Rendall (aka sleeper.co) and Mason Bryant (aka giraffe_mtb because his limbs are so long). They provided a solid amount of yelling and abuse to keep Ryan on his toes and never slacking.

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Images from Ryan Middleton - The Dark Horse project. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals

Big thanks to -
Stuz Leel from Shredder MTB Zine for helping film, and for shooting the disposables.
Rory and Mason for the digging work.
Max and Mason for the good vibes.

Video/Photo/Words – Caldwell Visuals
Soundtrack – Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J


46 Comments

  • + 29
 Scottish Dust!!!!! Imported?
  • + 17
 California had extra so we donated some
  • + 10
 This was awesome, but have you guys seen the new lego bike !!!!!
  • + 2
 @Jdubs004: Living in Socal my entire life this made me get a side cramp from laughing so hard!
  • + 15
 Savagery! So many good things going on here.
  • + 8
 This made my Friday! Nothing has gotten me more stoked to ride this week than this! Great work guys. Keep the Stans spraying.
  • + 1
 Cheers dude, appreciate it!
  • + 1
 That second photo from the top is a total Lando Calrissian WOOO HOOOOOO moment. Beastin. Pretty much anything with Tommy C's name on it pumps my nads to ride. TFI Friday and a weekend of sloppy goppin UK shredding.
  • + 1
 Big up mate, thanks a lot! Hope you had a good weekend shredding.
  • + 3
 Now thats what its all about! Fat tunes on it aswell!
  • + 3
 End of the Video— Perfect example of use for the Knock Block!!! Hahah
  • + 3
 Nice, love the tree faceplant and classic ending!
  • + 1
 How do you prevent burping the rear tire with a tubless setup when you're roosting? Or do you just have to put a tube back there?
  • + 1
 Pretty sure he just runs a little higher pressure man.
  • + 1
 LL Cool-J! Sik shreddin, sik tunes! This vid hits hard, reminds me of Mike Tyson knockin fools out... Hard hittin & fast!
  • + 2
 Good shreddin boys, sick trails and sick skills.
  • + 2
 Are they wearing belts? Oh my chafing gunt..
  • + 3
 So good boys!
  • + 2
 Black Magic!!! No way this was filmed in Scotland!
  • + 2
 Where ? I really want to try those trails out.
  • + 2
 Thinking the exact same mate. Think it’s possibly up Inverness way!?
  • + 2
 @Smillie833: it's Perth and Kinross man
  • + 1
 @scoobaru - the first lot are private near Perth and the second lot are Ballo Hill
  • + 1
 Scotland...? Dust...? Is that even a thing?
Sounds like rain in Phoenix... RARE!
  • + 2
 This Ryan rip Middle turn guy's pretty rapid
  • + 2
 Awesome, looks like it's speeded up
  • + 5
 living proof, its definitely not speed up, boy is on the gas, fully pinned
  • + 2
 Disgusting (In the best way)
  • + 2
 That was proper sick.
  • + 2
 unreal, sick riding!
  • + 1
 Ah yes, the great summer of 2018.
  • + 1
 Awsome clip keep killing it!
  • + 2
 roosts never disappoint
  • + 1
 Where did you find the sun? Wink
  • + 1
 jesus christus yusuf, fucking insane
  • + 2
 Bruh! so sick.
  • + 1
 "Go on my son, MAKE IT TALK!!!"
  • + 1
 that was pretty spicy
  • + 0
 This was soo heasy - riding, tune, filming/editing. Killa edit!
  • - 2
 If someone rode my trails like that I'd be waiting at the bottom with a rakehoe and firm instructions about putting the dirt back together!
  • + 4
 Triggered!
  • + 9
 If someone didn't ride my trails like that I'd be disappointed!
  • + 0
 @gnarnaimo: I know. I know. I like to kid myself that every single one of these videos is set up with obligatory shovelling of extra loose dirt onto a pristine berm and that each one could end with a "no trails were harmed during the making of this video".
  • + 2
 I think bad berm slaps and use of the back brake can screw up berms, but I think Ryan Middleton's perfect cutties actually shape the berm better. I would be honored to have my berms smacked by a loose brit.
  • + 2
 I see what you mean lads. Most of these tracks were built for this video and it just so turned out Scotland didn't see much rain through Autumn! Most of the time Ryan is actually on the main line but just riding it ludicrously fast.
  • + 0
 Great riding and trails. Could have done without the music though.

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