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Offline Wayne Ryder

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #250 on: October 10, 2008, 05:37 PM »
And he was a cool guy.  :coolsmiley:

Definitely. I'd only met him a couple of hours before my cable adjuster broke at a Southsea KOC, rendering the brake useless. He spotted it, said he'd a spare I could have, next thing we're down the road rummaging around amongst the tools and spares in his car boot. Cool isn't the word!

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« Reply #251 on: October 10, 2008, 06:54 PM »
... but statistically it must be almost impossible to not make it so many times when you try it so many times

I never knew him so it's nothing personal... but just being objective about it he almost deserves a medal for being quite so hopeless 

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From the outside, I can totally see why you're sayin' that Ralph, but Eric eventually became an awesome rider.
(What do I mean 'eventually'!! Anyone that did what he did back then WAS awesome - just for tryin' it!! :LolLolLolLol:)

To me the old comps ('84 - '88) that I went too/competed in  were just the most amazing events 'cos someone like Eric or Mr. Spicoli and various others would try something insane. Even tried the odd thing myself....

Eric DID crash a lot BITD, but later on, as he smoothed it all out, he was brilliant - look at that pic of the 1 foot invert- drop crank, fully stretched and inverted -  his lookbacks were awesome, but he still went for the mad things - the twists, the handplants, and I f@ckin' loved 'im for it!
Long Live Crazy Eric!!  :LolLolLolLol:


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« Reply #252 on: October 10, 2008, 07:27 PM »
When Eric turned up at our little bmx club with his brother Scott...

I watched him throw the most dialed 540 i'd seen... 6 ft out, perfect rotation... smooth too!!

you just don't get as dialed as that if your're just a ' hopless rider ' who just goes for mad stuff...

I thought Eric was a Great rider and as it 's already been mentioned earlier in the thread...

these video's do not do the man justice!!!


few more pics here too....

http://www.geocities.com/bertieonethirty/old-school-riders_frame.html


« Last Edit: October 10, 2008, 07:36 PM by DaveMc. »

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #253 on: October 10, 2008, 07:56 PM »
eric rippin it up at cardiff's ramp room bitd.








eric would hang up to the chainring on some of these lookbacks. and ride em out. inventor of the disaster perhaps??  :D

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« Reply #254 on: October 10, 2008, 08:09 PM »
few more pics here too....

http://www.geocities.com/bertieonethirty/old-school-riders_frame.html




Just looked at these pics, the one with eric dropping in from Rom's half pipe wall, thats me standing by his back wheel in the blue body warmer,showing him how to do it! I remember this day. Eric sure was a laugh, i'd quit riding by the time he got 'polished' shame, wish i got to see him ride like that. 

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« Reply #255 on: October 10, 2008, 09:09 PM »
Awesome pics Denny!
I'd love to see more from the ramp room, especially the Reardons.
Has there been a tribute to Marc thread up here yet?
Most people don't know how amazing he was.
Do you ever see Andy?
What about Mike Cameron... love that guy!

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« Reply #256 on: October 10, 2008, 10:35 PM »
... but statistically it must be almost impossible to not make it so many times when you try it so many times

I never knew him so it's nothing personal... but just being objective about it he almost deserves a medal for being quite so hopeless 

 :LolLolLolLol:



From the outside, I can totally see why you're sayin' that Ralph, but Eric eventually became an awesome rider.
(What do I mean 'eventually'!! Anyone that did what he did back then WAS awesome - just for tryin' it!! :LolLolLolLol:)

To me the old comps ('84 - '88) that I went too/competed in  were just the most amazing events 'cos someone like Eric or Mr. Spicoli and various others would try something insane. Even tried the odd thing myself....

Eric DID crash a lot BITD, but later on, as he smoothed it all out, he was brilliant - look at that pic of the 1 foot invert- drop crank, fully stretched and inverted -  his lookbacks were awesome, but he still went for the mad things - the twists, the handplants, and I f@ckin' loved 'im for it!
Long Live Crazy Eric!!  :LolLolLolLol:



OK - I take it all back - he was brilliant.... (and mad  :LolLolLolLol:)

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #257 on: February 21, 2009, 08:38 PM »
I remember Marco. He used to ride a lot at Talakers & Cantelose skate parks (not sure how you spell them, I'm from round them parts). I think I first met him in 81, a proper nutter. He was the first person I ever saw do a back flip. Wiped out but it was still good to see.
What ever happened to him?
« Last Edit: September 08, 2009, 08:50 PM by mixjp »

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« Reply #258 on: February 21, 2009, 09:36 PM »
Do you mean Marco Lara?

I rode with him a lot in 82-84.  Legend   :4_17_5:

I saw him at Rom in the late 90s, riding with his son. He promised to ride regularly, but sadly I've not seen him since  :(


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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #259 on: February 21, 2009, 09:38 PM »
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Do you mean Marco Lara?

No, he said Maro, can't you read?  :P

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #260 on: February 21, 2009, 09:45 PM »
Grrrrrr...................


WhyIoughtta........   :knuppel2:


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« Reply #261 on: February 22, 2009, 07:51 AM »
Mark Langston.
Homeless Soul Bro, MK II Granada & a full length leather trench coat.

I think only Alex or GoGo will know who Im on about?

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #262 on: February 23, 2009, 05:11 PM »
 im still riding Dj.
Surprised anyone remembers me!
Dont chuck me bike anymore!
Grannys long gone but still got the coat somewhere!
Hope youre well.
:D.

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« Reply #263 on: February 23, 2009, 06:00 PM »
marco lara was a legend in north london a proper nutter would try anything !!! not scared at all  a proper loon

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #264 on: February 25, 2009, 01:32 PM »
One of the best threads on Rad for sure. Amazing photos! Its brought back a ton of memories of riders I used to watch doing comps  :daumenhoch:

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #265 on: February 25, 2009, 03:00 PM »
where was eric steel from?

I think I may have ridden with him at some point.

rosscoe

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #266 on: February 25, 2009, 09:08 PM »
chester

telelogic

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« Reply #267 on: February 25, 2009, 09:12 PM »
maybe not then :D

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #268 on: February 26, 2009, 12:14 AM »
eric lived in harlow,essex for a good while too-when he was blowing up in the 80's he was living in the harlow area.

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #269 on: February 26, 2009, 08:14 AM »
eric lived in harlow,essex for a good while too-when he was blowing up in the 80's he was living in the harlow area.

I always thought he was from down there full stop John.

I didn't know he was from Chester originally. You learn summat every day!

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
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telelogic

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« Reply #270 on: February 26, 2009, 10:22 AM »
that's right, he did!

I thought I knew him.

if you let him have a go on your bike, he would do his level best to break it :idiot2:

I'm sure I saw him do a wilton air at rom one day :shocked:

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« Reply #271 on: March 18, 2009, 07:11 PM »

Anyone remember this guy.....????

Juice - Ripley 1991/ 2...

seemed to come out of nowhere... ( remember his 900 attempts ) ??



wonder wot happened to him??



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« Reply #272 on: March 18, 2009, 08:27 PM »
That's some fine air too ^^^^^^^^^^^

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible cnut... ME!

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« Reply #273 on: March 19, 2009, 04:18 AM »

Anyone remember this guy.....????

Juice - Ripley 1991/ 2...

seemed to come out of nowhere... ( remember his 900 attempts ) ??



wonder wot happened to him??




WOW!  :4_17_5:

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #274 on: March 19, 2009, 12:41 PM »
I rode with juice alot bitd.Top bloke and crazy rider.He got so near to pulling a 900 in France.Hes on Facebook.
I also remember him riding before me in a contest crashing (like he did alot) really hard.Big air to floor to blood all over the place,not nice.Would be good to see him ride again but dont think hes up for it.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 12:44 PM by markatkins »

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