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Ben Riddle ?

rodb

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7/25/2011 2:57 PM

Hey Partialperson, your mention of Billy Fosnock bring back memories.

763

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Location: Somerset, KY USA

10/11/2011 10:00 AM

Skymx99 wrote: Team186,

I remember the 4 stroke national where been was quading into the supercross six at daniel boone. Who was it that crashed trying it behind him?

I grew up racing the same class as your son at mid-state and daniel boone and always looked up to ben as a racer. He could flat out haul ass anywhere he went.

JR Carter crashed following me over it and destroyed his bike and I think his shoulder too

MotoX85

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10/11/2011 10:23 AM

partialperson wrote: Why do people have to be so negatively opinionated about someone they don't really a clue about. I was around Ben and Billy Fosnock when they were kids, Billy some as an adult. They pretty much ruled anywhere they rode, even after lenghthy time off the saddle. Can't they just be remembered for their on track accomplishments and their character not be assassinated. They were good kids, their life didn't affect yours, it didn't work out the way you would have liked it, so what! They achieved levels not one of us could dream about in MX, socially they have some issues, almost all of have issues of some sort. Especially those of us at VitalMX.

This is why.................

Fosnock was arrested and charged with armed robbery for holding up someone outside a convenience store with a knife. A second charge for another incident at the same station followed. Now I’m sad to say that it looks like he’s going away for a long time...

Very fast but had the attitude he could do whatever he wanted...............as with Riddle, as with Lawrence, as with etc., etc.

Have you ever heard the moral, 100 att-a-boys are erased by one aww-shit !!!

mxpunk

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Location: Perrineville, NJ USA

10/11/2011 11:06 AM

kinda sad these kids are handed everything and they go and do dumb shit...

its not entirely the parents fault but i see alot of kids these days with piss poor attitudes and their parents just accept it.

plenty of kids in this country would KILL to have one dirtbike, let alone the opportunity to make a career at it!

Racer111

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10/11/2011 11:14 AM

"Some days you're the hammer and some days you're the nail" -Lance Armstrong

pitbike502

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10/11/2011 11:35 AM

williamsmotowerx wrote: 10 years for 5lbs of pot on a first offense? Is that normal?

There was a engine builder in AZ who just got busted, Yves Edge or something. I think he's on the run!

Riddles damn tall 6'4"!

Damn! I was thinking the same thing, 6'4" & 230! I remember seeing him half that size. ..

TheNewOriginal

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Location: Monticello, KY USA

10/12/2011 5:32 AM

763, Are you Ben Riddle? If so, are you racing anywhere local (DBMX, Ballance)?

763

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Location: Somerset, KY USA

10/12/2011 7:11 AM

TheNewOriginal wrote: 763, Are you Ben Riddle? If so, are you racing anywhere local (DBMX, Ballance)?

No I'm Jereme Flynn but I grew up racing with Ben, although he was always in a league of his own. I did quad at the four stroke nationals,and the triple- triple then and later when the jumps were bigger. JR Carter followed me over the quad and I don't know if he let off or what but when I came around the next lap he was still there

mxnick

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10/12/2011 7:40 AM

This thread gets an award for how many times it randomly pops up over the past three years...

Justin_Buckman

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3/24/2012 2:33 PM

2stroke153 wrote: Anyone know why Ben Riddle disappeared off the face of the earth after getting a factory ride, and where is he at now? Still racing at all?

right now ben is in prison for a stolen hand gun drugs/extacy/weed for ten years maybe gettin out next year

nytsmaC

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3/24/2012 2:45 PM

mxnick wrote: This thread gets an award for how many times it randomly pops up over the past three years...

Case in point

BigT

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3/24/2012 5:41 PM

Still in jail in ky. He keeps fn up inside and they keep tacking on the years.

zedbike

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Location: Melbourne, AUS

3/24/2012 7:31 PM

williamsmotowerx wrote: 10 years for 5lbs of pot on a first offense? Is that normal?

There was a engine builder in AZ who just got busted, Yves Edge or something. I think he's on the run!

Riddles damn tall 6'4"!

Stoop wrote: you would probably only get 1 yr in Aus for that if you were unlucky

Doubt you would even get that.
A friend got a warning for first offence 157 plants!

Moto331

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3/24/2012 8:44 PM

What happened to Steve mertens?

mxer613

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3/24/2012 10:08 PM

Moto331 wrote: What happened to Steve mertens?

How bout Rodrig Thain?

mxnick

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3/24/2012 11:07 PM

mxnick wrote: This thread gets an award for how many times it randomly pops up over the past three years...

nytsmaC wrote: Case in point

'ya know, somewhere, someplace, our boy phatwake1 is smiling...and is finally getting his revenge with this damn thread...

Hando

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3/25/2012 8:57 AM

these guys will forever be legends to the locals that grew up with them and watched them go like god around their tracks

ode' to the past

KEEP WORKING, MILLIONS ON WELFARE DEPEND ON YOU!

Moto331

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3/25/2012 9:09 AM

Moto331 wrote: What happened to Steve mertens?

mxer613 wrote: How bout Rodrig Thain?

I remember that name too. I really want to know what happened to Mertens though. Sucks

DownSouth

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3/25/2012 9:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/25/2012 9:36 AM

Moto331 wrote: What happened to Steve mertens?

mxer613 wrote: How bout Rodrig Thain?

Moto331 wrote: I remember that name too. I really want to know what happened to Mertens though. Sucks

Thain currently races the world enduro championship.

As far as Mertens there was a thread here where his old team owner Michael Holigan said last he heard Mertens was roofing houses in Cali.

kashturner742

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5/17/2013 10:11 PM

Ben Riddle is actually back on a 2013 KX450F chasing his 6th Loretta Lynn Title and making his way back to the podium. He's been released since roughly March and has full support of myself, my brand, and others that have been behind him even through his mistakes. We support Ben 110% along with some of the support he's gaining from Fox/Shift and others. Look for videos to come soon of him ripping a 4 stroke like a 2 stroke. Get updates on Ben at www.bellumcouture.com/blog/

-Jon

BobbyM

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5/17/2013 10:23 PM

MXTRAINER1 wrote: Many young athletes move to Ca. get caught up in the "lifestyle" and their careers are sadly over faster than the gate dropped at Buds Creek.
Alan Gerkey

Yup trainer...either poosey or the weed becomes a higher priority

"Just wait til SX hits the eastern part of the series...JS7 will dominate"

BobbyM

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5/17/2013 10:24 PM

Moto331 wrote: What happened to Steve mertens?

Ink poisoning...dude was fahast

"Just wait til SX hits the eastern part of the series...JS7 will dominate"

BobbyM

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5/18/2013 12:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/18/2013 12:09 AM

kashturner742 wrote: Ben Riddle is actually back on a 2013 KX450F chasing his 6th Loretta Lynn Title and making his way back to the podium. He's been released since roughly March and has full support of myself, my brand, and others that have been behind him even through his mistakes. We support Ben 110% along with some of the support he's gaining from Fox/Shift and others. Look for videos to come soon of him ripping a 4 stroke like a 2 stroke. Get updates on Ben at www.bellumcouture.com/blog/

-Jon

Does he know where jlaw is?

"Just wait til SX hits the eastern part of the series...JS7 will dominate"

Travis_Hudson

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5/18/2013 1:44 AM

Moto331 wrote: What happened to Steve mertens?

mxer613 wrote: How bout Rodrig Thain?

Moto331 wrote: I remember that name too. I really want to know what happened to Mertens though. Sucks

Mertens is living in nor cal being a husband and a dad, but has dabbled a little in dirt bikes since "walking away" but has been doing well for himself.

sayco

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Location: Knoxville, TN USA

5/18/2013 4:32 AM

2stroke153 wrote: Anyone know why Ben Riddle disappeared off the face of the earth after getting a factory ride, and where is he at now? Still racing at all?

He's riding again.... Local stuff.... Crashed hard in practice yesterday at Lazy River in Ga. Heard he was haulin' ..... Would like to see him in the Plus 25 at LL......Check him out on FaceBook!

chuck317

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5/18/2013 4:58 AM

he broke some ribs

victim

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