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#Forgotten Friday: Ben Reid in Pila

From the makers of #Throwback Thursday* comes a brand new feature #Forgotten Friday!

*we didn’t actually invent the Thursday thing, but you probably already know that.

So, yes, Thursday is the official day for #throwbacking but now Friday is now THE day for Forgotten videos. Videos and photos that have lain dormant for years not seeing a glimpse of internet daylight will now get an airing! And what better video to kick things off with than this awesome John Lawlor edit featuring the super stylish Dirt Norco pinner Ben Reid.

Superstar videographer John Lawlor takes up the story behind this flatout edit:

“The year was 2010. The Month was July. I was in Italy for four weeks in my van shooting the last of the European rounds of the World Cup. The first week of that trip I had arranged to meet Ben Reid in Pila, Italy to film for his section in “3 Minute Gaps”.

I had filmed with “Baltic” Ben many times before this, but this was the most fun I have ever had filming with anyone. As the days went on, I was keeping a close eye on how many shots I had in the bag, and I began cutting a rough edit of all the best clips we had. The footage looked great. Ben was killing it on every shot we filmed. I could not believe how well he was riding and how up for filming he was. By the end of the last day, with the help of Ben, we had this test edit complete.

Although this test edit, as it is seen here, was never intended to be used in “3 Minute Gaps”, it is one those sections that just shows how talented Ben Reid is on two wheels and it also served as a great foundation for his final section in the film. I uploaded this edit to show Clay Porter what footage we had as he was not at this shoot and still in California.

He watched it and was super happy. Two years has passed and since then this edit has been forgotten about. Just watching it now proves that amazing riding and combined with speed and style never goes out of fashion.

Ben Reid, you are a pinner..”

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