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|Erick Ruiz stretches out while he does a "one-handed look back Hart attack."|
Mexico City is home for 17-year-old freestyle motocross rider Erick Ruiz, but for the time being he's planted his feet in Temecula, Calif. Setting his sights on reaching the jet stream of FMX, Ruiz is looking to get some good seat time riding his dirt bike. With only a handful of years' experience he's landed in the right town to hone his skills and get advice from seasoned veterans.
|Erick Ruiz, 17, says his goals are to "ride competitions and lots of shows, enjoy all the hard work I'm currently doing."|
Working toward his dream of riding his dirt bike for a living, Ruiz is young and full of the ambition it's going to take to reach his goals. He's already found his way onto one of the most prestigious energy drink sponsors and is living in the heartland of FMX, a good start for young Ruiz.
We caught up with Ruiz on a day off from riding to learn more about this up-and-coming rider.
ESPN.com: How long have you been riding? FMX?
What's it like to grow up riding FMX in Mexico?
How's the riding scene out there?
Does Mexico have very many contests or demos to participate in?
But now I'm not riding that [many] demos, just riding a few for Red Bull Mexico.
|Erick Ruiz shows everyone that being 17 has its benefits when it comes to a perfectly executed "Cordova."|
What are your goals with FMX?
Anyone you'd like to thank?
Note: You can follow Ruiz on Facebook at Erick Ruiz, on Instagram at ERICKRUIZFMX, on Twitter at @Ruizfmx and his website www.ErickRuiz.mx.