Riley Ripper Tosses It Back To 1995

You know what we here at Vurb enjoy more than current racers ripping around retro rides? Actually, nothing. It was a trick question.

The dynamic duo of Bryan Hedge (@hedgehogphoto) and Riley Ripper (@ripper822) linked up at this past weekend’s Texas Vintage Racing Club series race at IronDog MX to bring us some all time nostalgic vibes. Riley would have a pair of machines to shred on: a 1995 XR200 along with a 2012 YZ 125 off of a fresh rebuild.

Riley had this to say about the whole event: “For the XR200 it’s a 1995 I bought on Facebook marketplace and cleaned up and built in 2 weeks and I still have a few things I want to do to it before Diamond Dons vintage national in September!

“For the 125 it’s the same 125 I raced back when I was racing Schoolboy like 2013-2015. I framed it and sold a lot of the parts so I could race LL and other Nationals after I was done with the Schoolboy stuff and throughout college I’ve been rebuilding it and finally got it done this year! It’s a bike built out of boxes of old parts and eBay finds! Ordered everything else on MotoSport and made it happen! I’m so stoked with both of them and looking forward to doing more of this vintage stuff! Also shoutout to eBay for the vintage kit!”

Riley plans on hitting some outdoors this year, unfortunately it will not be aboard either of these rad machines, but if you see him in the paddock at RedBud, Southwick or Thunder Valley be sure to say whats up!

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Written by Jeff Simpson

We met Jeff sleeping in a tent down the street from Loretta Lynn's... with his computer. At that point, we knew he would fit in with us. Then, he then drank all the white claw flavors none of us liked, and that's when we knew it was meant to be. Jeff officially became part of the crew.
We're terrible at asking questions, so we're not exactly sure what Jeff does for a living, but he loves petting his cats and dog, growing his beard, and living in a cornfield in Michigan. Jeff also likes to wear cycling glasses while driving his car and using his cameras. We like Jeff.

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