Ben Riddle ?

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8/25/2009 2:26 PM

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?

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8/25/2009 2:32 PM


A few years back (maybe 4-6) I encountered the smiling lad racing a CRF 450 at

Dan Boone (KY) in a 4 stroke Nat - past that, I heard ( unsubstantiated) stories of

underground bare-knuckled fighting and street bikes,

I miss that kid, an amazing talent and his dad (Steve?) was one cool dude.
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8/25/2009 2:39 PM

Yea I agree. Loved to watch him ride as an amatuer!

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8/25/2009 2:43 PM

It was the pressure, wasn't it?


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8/25/2009 3:17 PM

Clark Stiles beat him at Muddy Creek on a KTM 520 EXC and I don't think he ever recovered from it.

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8/25/2009 3:58 PM

wreckitrandy wrote:

Clark Stiles beat him at Muddy Creek on a KTM 520 EXC and I don't think he ever recovered from it.


And hey, speaking of Clark - what's become of him ?

Did he get involved with tire testing or something like that ?

He was from Alabama, right ?
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8/25/2009 4:14 PM

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

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8/25/2009 4:18 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 ...more

Get Stroupe back to NC!! I'm serious!


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The Josie Wales of Vitalmx

8/25/2009 4:37 PM

Who's Ben Riddle and what factory did he sign with. I've followed pro MX for 20+ years and his name doesn't ring a bell.

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8/25/2009 4:41 PM


Kentucky - BIG TIME AMATEUR - Factory Suzuki - Injuries etc....blah blah blah...
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8/25/2009 5:01 PM

That kid could ride a motorcycle. We saw him give Tortelli a fit for five laps @ amateur day at High Point several years ago.

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8/25/2009 5:12 PM

wreckitrandy wrote:

Clark Stiles beat him at Muddy Creek on a KTM 520 EXC and I don't think he ever recovered from it.

Rupert X wrote:
And hey, speaking of Clark - what's become of him ?

Did he get involved with tire testing or something like that ?

He was ...more

Yeah, Clark is working for Dunlop in Huntsville testing tires. He has also been doing some riding schools around Alabama.

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8/25/2009 5:20 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 ...more

Yup


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8/25/2009 5:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 1:46 AM

Hey Dave,


What are Jacob Saylor's plans for 2010?

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8/25/2009 5:44 PM

Rupert X wrote:
A few years back (maybe 4-6) I encountered the smiling lad racing a CRF 450 at

Dan Boone (KY) in a 4 stroke Nat - past that, ...more

Yeah pretty much.

He is in the slammer right now. He got into drugs and was about to get out when he tried to sneak drugs back into prison and got caught.

Wasted talent for sure.

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Michael Akaydin #918

8/25/2009 5:56 PM

What About Scott Sheak what happened to him ?

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8/25/2009 6:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/25/2009 6:19 PM

Jarid332 wrote:

Hey Dave,


What are Jacob Saylor's plans for 2010?

He's working at a track near Knoxville teaching and stuff, after that, I dunno...up in the air still

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8/25/2009 6:22 PM

Jarid332 wrote:

Hey Dave,


What are Jacob Saylor's plans for 2010?

flarider wrote:

He's working at a track near Knoxville teaching and stuff, after that, I dunno...up in the air still

Good to hear. Hopefully he does racing nex year. He should come up to Canada again!

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8/25/2009 6:26 PM

guess what time it is in knoxville ..... FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE

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8/25/2009 6:37 PM

Unforunately for Riddle, he started his pro career injured and just never got to really shine.

Last I heard, about a year ago he jacked his Femur up badly in a sportbike wreck...

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8/25/2009 6:39 PM

according to the Windham thread the other day he burned out before he really got rolling in the pros.

Don't know.

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8/25/2009 7:16 PM

Rupert X wrote:
A few years back (maybe 4-6) I encountered the smiling lad racing a CRF 450 at

Dan Boone (KY) in a 4 stroke Nat - past that, ...more
mx918 wrote:

Yeah pretty much.

He is in the slammer right now. He got into drugs and was about to get out when he tried to sneak drugs ...more

Daaamn.


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8/25/2009 7:52 PM

The last I saw him was back in '04-05. He raced at the fair in my hometown.

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8/25/2009 8:31 PM
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8/25/2009 8:33 PM

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8/25/2009 8:43 PM

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"!

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8/25/2009 9:11 PM

That's a damn shame. I grew up racing with Ben, he was always cool except for his little blow up at Whitney right before turning pro. It's kinda depressing how many fast kids didn't make it from that age group. The one guy I wouldn't have pegged to do anything in my age group was Short, look how that turned out..

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8/25/2009 9:26 PM

Every state has their own sentences that seems steep

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8/25/2009 9:35 PM

lets ask phatwake1...maybe he knows! Who remembers that cat?

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8/25/2009 11:43 PM

I remember watching him rail the inside of catchers mit one year at shoug sooo damn smooth.Dude had skills. Sad to see all that talent sitting behind bars.

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