ASV Inventions :: Memorial

Memorial

Memorial

It is with great sorrow that we must report the loss of two of our beloved friends and valued employees: Chris Palmer, 24 and Ryan Reid, 22. Both worked as inside sales representatives at ASV Inventions. Chris and Ryan drowned after joining friends for an early morning swim in the ocean Wednesday, August 8, 2007 in Huntington Beach north of the pier. Authorities suspect the two young men got caught up in a rip current.

Chris had been with ASV nearly two years, and had previously worked for White Bros. and FMF Racing. Ryan had been with ASV for five months and had previously worked for AC Racing and Huntington Beach Honda. Both young men had a passion for the motorsports industry and ASV. They will be forever missed by their families, friends, co-workers and the many dealers they worked with everyday.

 

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Sylvia Solis

My whole world came to an end when I heard the news. How could someone I care about so much be gone so soon? Even though I only knew Chris for about 2 years, I felt like I knew him my whole life. He was an amazing person. Caring, genuine, and understanding. Chris was always there for me when I needed him. He always knew what to say, and what to do to make me smile when I was having a tough day. I’ll never forget going to Huckleberry’s and sharing a tuna sandwich (no tomatoes), or his one liners in the middle of the day (You Rock Syl!). I’ll never be able to walk down the stairs again, knowing that he’ll be there to greet me. I’ll never wonder where we’re going for lunch that day. Most importantly, I’ll never know what it feels like to have a whole heart. He held a special place in my heart, and it is now replaced by emptiness and sorrow. I will never forget the day I lost one of my best friends, and I definitely will not forget Chris Palmer. You Rock Chris P!


 

ALICIA ZEPEDA

RYAN I AM HONORED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCOMPANIED YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE. LIFE IS SHORT BUT LOVE IS SO MUCH LONGER. YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND, MY WORLD AND YOU'VE ALWAYS HAD MY HEART. THROUGH THICK AND THIN YOU NEVER FORGOT TO TELL ME HOW MUCH YOU LOVED ME. I FEEL BLESSED TO HAVE SHARED THE LAST NINE YEARS OF OUR LIVES TOGETHER AND I WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOUR NAME AND YOUR SPIRIT ALIVE. I'VE REALIZED THAT LOVE CREATES OUR FONDEST MEMORIES. LOVE IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR DREAMS. ALL MY MEMORIES HAVE YOU IN THEM WE HAVE DONE MORE THINGS TOGETHER THEN I CAN EVEN IMAGINE; KNOTT'S, DISNEYLAND, SIX FLAGS, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, THE ZOO, GOLFING, ICE SKATING, ARCADES, MALLS, MOVIES, PARTIES, GYM, ALL HOLIDAYS, CAMPING TRIPS, THE BEACH, GLAMIS, SURFING, SNOW BOARDING, WATCHED YOU SKATE, CONCERTS, SOLVANG, LAS VEGAS, MAMMOTH, BON FIRES IN YOUR BACKYARD, MOVIE EXTRAS, COOKING, ORANGE AND LA FAIRS AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST YOUR FAVORITE; DIRT BIKE RIDING WITH THE WONDERFUL BIKE YOU GOT FOR ME AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY SHINING STAR AND MY SUGAR SWEET MAN;-) LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR LIL' PRINCESS. I LOVE YOU RYAN!!!!


 

Hunter Anderson

Wow, Chris was my rep a few years back and I got to meet him once at the Dealer show in Indy. When he'd call, he always took time to ask me if I'd been getting any riding in, and seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. My thoughts and prayers go out to both the families and friends, and all the guys at ASV. Hunter Anderson


 

Ron Kelpin

UNBELIEVABLE! Chris is my rep for ASV that I met at Indy a few years back. What an amazing, funny, friendly guy to have for a rep. He would call for no reason and just shot the sh&% with you about your weekends and whatever. Didn't bother to even ask if I needed anything just would call to make sure everything was good at work and at home. We would talk about everything and anything work related or not. Just an awesome guy that I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing him. He was the best rep I have ever got to work with in this industry. prayers and thoughts to both families and everyone at ASV. I definitely will miss his stories and adventures.


 

CINDY STEPHENSON

I COULD NEVER FORGET OUR TIMES AT CHURCH AND HANGING OUT AT YOUR HOUSE AND IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU I WOULDN'T HAVE MET MY FIRST BOYFRIEND OR EVEN ONE OF MY BESTEST FRIENDS IN THE WHOLE WORLD (YOUR GIRLFRIEND ALICIA) YOU WILL BE MISSED AND REMEMBERED BY EVERYONE! THANK YOU FOR GIVING ALICIA ALL OF YOUR LOVE!! YOU WERE A GOOD PERSON! LOVE CINDY!


 

Bob Morales

Chris & Ryan had a huge impact on ASV, their co-workers and their customers. They were so dedicated to the company and contributed so much, I could never thank them enough. These two were like family to me. We worked together, rode together and we shared a passion for motorsports & action sports. Both these guys were wise beyond their years, and had so much to offer. They both had the most amazing attitudes. We always had a good time when we were together. I still can't believe they are gone. They were my buds. I will really miss them.


 

Shawn miller

i just want to say to everyone who knew these two men im terriably sorry i will be praying for the familys, friends, an anyone else thats thes two men touch in there hearts. my prayers go out to all of u. may u RIP CHRIS PALMER AND RYAN RIED.


 

doe

sorry to here this has happin to two great prople like this two ryan&chris


 

Matt

I had the pleasure of having Chris as our account rep for about 1 year. This guy was great! He was always so helpful but was also very friendly and caring at the same time. I am going to miss his friendship. I always really enjoyed talking with Chris about the weekend's race or other issues in addition to the regular work related issues. I send all my sympathy to his friends, family and coworkers.


 

Lisa (RY'S MOM)

GOD RY, YOUR MOM MISSES YOU! I WILL MISS OUR DINNERS, TEXT & CONSTANT CALLS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND, MY HEART, MY WORLD - I CAN'T BELEIVE FOR SUCH A SHORT TIME YOU WERE IN MY LIFE. YOU WERE AN INCREDIBLE MAN. OH RY, I LOVE & MISS YOU DEARLY!! I AM ALSO THANKFUL TO HAVE MET CHRIS WHOSE SPIRIT AND LAUGHTER FILLED A ROOM WITH JOY! THE FISH FRY GUYS - WAS MY PLEASURE, IT WAS GREAT HAVING THE ASV CREW AT THE HOUSE! MAY GOD POUR OUT HIS PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO US ALL!


 

Karen M

You Rock Chris P! You set the tone every day on the sales floor of ASV. I’m going to miss your lively conversations with Adam. Thanks for keeping the lights on; I’ll be sure to keep one lit for you. KAY-RON Ryan Reid Racing! Can’t say I ever wanted to hang with my co-workers before, but hanging out with you guys (ChrisP, you, Dan09, Syl, & Webb) at the OC Fair last week was freakin’ awesome. Hey, we forgot about the Pig Races! Hey-Oh… You are missed terribly. KAY-RON


 

Ryan's Aunt Melita

My dearest nephew Ryan, we will miss you so very much, Mike, your cousins Desirae and Anthony and Justin. I am so proud to have been your aunt. I will miss how you made us laugh, your little cousins will miss all the things you did for them, like the fantastic Easter Egg Hunt. Must have been a million eggs.... What a great time we had, all of us at your house on the Holidays. I am sorry to all Chris's family for their loss as well. What a tragedy. We know they are together now having their own kind of crazy fun. God bless them and watch over them. All our love to you both.


 

John Gaydos

Chris and Ryan - You guys brought immense joy to my life and I am lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing you. Chris, your humor and super-charged energy filled ASV everyday. You truly cared for your family and friends. While working you never had "just" customers; you treated everyone as your best bud. Ryan, I've know you as a cool and dedicated guy. I knew you loved bikes with all your heart as by the detail and dedicated work you've done. I miss you guys and ask you to help us Earth-bound buddies now and then when you look down from Heaven. PS - Chris, don't play too rough with the angels. They probably haven't played football for awhile. Ryan, I can count on you to cherry-up God's ride. Love you!


 

jamie foreman

CHRISpy, what can i say that hasn't already been said. you touched my life and that of my families, my boys already miss you as do tracy and i. you made coming to work an event everyday and always managed to put a smile on my face as well as everyone in the office. i regret that i have been away this week but know in my heart that you wouldn't want any of us to make a fuss over this, that was your style. i will miss you and your great demeanor, sense of humor, honesty, integrety and most of all our friendship. God bless you and your family and our family at ASV. the Foreman family


 

.

Chris I know you are up there teaching angels to ride.


 

Domingo Trigo "aka" Mingo

Have so much to say but for know I just want to and I LOVE YOU LIL BROTHER! I hope "Blue" is a glorious as in the movie :) will post more soon ps. Did he grab you like This or like This?


 

Don Waffle

It is hard to believe that Chris is no longer with us. He was such a stand up guy and would do everything for anyone no matter who you were or what you rode. He would always be working at the races here in Vegas instead of partying the whole time. You were the one guy I looked forward to talking to everytime you called the shop or me calling ASV. I am going to miss you bro. I know that you are in a good place now and being well taken care of. Godspeed Bro you will be missed


 

Finley

Palmer , Dude I miss you .... Thank you for so many great life long memories. Gods Speed Bro.


 

Second Xtreme Skin Limited

May God put your souls to rest. As a fellow Pro Rider in this game of life it was with a heavy heart i learnt of the passing of my two fellow bretheran. May you keep those wheels rolling where ever you may be. To the families I am truely sorry for your loss. May God Bless You All. Second Xtreme Skin New Zealand


 

Larry, Lisa, Mason & Carter Klein

What an unbelievable tragedy! We will all miss you dearly. Chris, your spirit and incredibly positive attitude will live on! The kids will miss you....you were like a big kid to them! Our thoughts and prayers to go out to the families. See you in heaven dude!


 

Josh

Can someone please post when the services will be for Chris & Ryan? This is such a tragedy, we would love to attend and pay our respects.


 

Amber (Dustin's girlfriend)

Chris- I have come to know you through one of your best friends, "the big guy Dustin. I always enjoyed your company and one liners. You were always so positive and just trying to have a good time. Oddly enough I have quite a few memories with you in them. Sorry about all the drama with our old neighborhood people- but thanks for always coming to the house. I remember when you would stay up with Dustin on our late night drives out to the desert while the rest of us were sleeping. Thanks for the good times- and I hope that you will continue to be with us in spirit on the upcoming riding season trips. You rock Chris! XOXO


Matt Caldwell

I have known ryan for close to 15 years and I was so upset when i heard the news. Ryan was such a happy go lucky person and always had a smile on his face. I am so glad to have met a person like ryan. My heart goes out to Lisa and his whole family. R.I.P bro, i love you.


 

Reply to Josh

No services for Ryan. There will be a party in honor of Ryan and Chris this wed 8/15 at bike night and a party at his (Ryan's) house on the 25th of August. Please note Memorial Services Info above at the beginning of this page for any upcoming announcements - Ry's Aunt


 

BEAN, Belenes Motorsports

Ryan, you will truly be missed.... I was just utterly in awe when i recieved that phone call..... I cant imagine the heartache your mother, friends, and family are all going through right now... All the good times, all the fun, You will always be with us in spirit.. Till we cross paths again, -Bean


 

Mario @ Lockhart Phillips

WOW ... my heart goes out to the friends and families of these 2 great guys. Chris, I will miss the Indy Parties and seein you at the events. Ryan, thanks for everything. Laguna Seca, Club Octane, 2 blondes at the bar we were stalking er checking out lol good times. I'll miss ya buddy ... RIP


 

Candice

Im so lucky to have had the pleasure of meeting Chris. He was always so postive and so happy. he definitely knew good times. he made our Hangtown trip unforgettable. Especially the ride home... (gotta love those bean burriots) You were an amazing person that can lead by example for so many people! You wont be forgotten! Through the quad and into the gymnasium!


 

Little Alex

I've never met someone who was more willing to make you feel comfortable at work event and to have a good time at races, shows, and Indy parties like Chris Palmer. He is someone who would go out of his way to say Hi, how are you and make sure you were having a good time. Your right "buddy" you were here for a good time but not for a long enough time.... I hope you know this industry will miss you. I'll never forget midnight madness, races, dealer bbqs, the show cases and good times we had. I'll still look for you every where i go... God Speed Chris, one day we will race on the clouds.


 

Boyce and Sheri

We knew both Ryan and his Mother. We are devastated by this news. He was such a great kid! Our hearts go out to all his famaily and friends.


 

Bruce & Susan Mortensen -Bruce Fabrication

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of two great guys. I had alot of fun with at Chapperal bike day. My prayers and thoughts are with you.


 

Madison

It was a pleasure working with both of you guys. Chris your life storys were not only funny but they taught me a lot thanks for sharing them with me!! you were so giving always thinking of others making sure everyone felt included and was taken care of thanks for always just knowing that i wanted french frys even when i said i didn't YOU ROCK CHRIS P!Ryan Reid Racing thanks for the cinnabon popcorn i know it was your last bag you were such a generous guy!You were so funny and full of life i loved just joking around with you i never once saw you in a bad mood. your Presence will be missed.You guys made the "ASV FAMILY" complete! You making sweet moolah with Uncle Rico?


 

Ryans lil Princess

Ryan...I love an miss you sooo much!!


 

Dan Spellman 09

This is so difficult to write… I only had the pleasure of knowing Chris for the last six months. To use his words- we had- a good time, not a long time. Chris was a tremendous employee and a great friend. Being as dedicated as he was, we were around each other for at least 8 hrs a day -at least 5 days a week- usually much more. We grew to be very tight and we laughed together EVERY day. I –as well as everyone else who knew him- have a great respect for the man. He was wise and capable far beyond his years. To say he was a pleasure to be around simply does not do him justice. He was my brother and I miss him terribly. I knew Ryan for several years before we would become co-workers. Ryan was more than proud to be a member of the Motorcycle Industry. He was an excellent motorcycle mechanic, salesperson, rider, and ambassador to our community...and a Honda guy- he would like that mentioned. Ryan brought a level of enthusiasm and energy to our (ASV) family that can not be described. I admired Ryan’s drive and passion…absolutely second to none. Ryan was my friend and riding buddy. He and I were always racing whether it be on go-carts, sportbikes at the track, or on supermoto bikes through the streets of Monterey at Laguna Seca. I wished to race him again. He too was my brother, and I miss him terribly.


 

Dougy -TEKNICA

Chris an extraodinary guy always up for the best in life. I wish we would of gone out for that ride we always talked about. Will def miss you bro! R.I.P.


 

LIL D FMF

I had the pleasure of meeting Chris about 5 years ago when he started working for FMF Racing. Chris always smiled and you could tell that he loved life and was proud to be here. I know Chris is in a great place and still smiling. My heart goes out to Chris's Family and everyone who's heart Chris touched throughout the years. LOVE YOU BUDDY!


 

Jerrin Inouye

I was very close to Chris. My heart aches over this tragedy and we will all miss him dearly. My deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Ryan Reid as well. Chris definitely had a passion for the moto industry and he really loved working for ASV. I was with him when he would buy donuts and Mc Griddle Sandwiches for everyone at the office. He would go above and beyond the M-F and dedicate many of his weekends to events and races. I've watched him grow throughout the years both personally and professionally. I'm so proud of his accomplishments and how many lives he touched with his lively humor, positive spirit and determination to succeed. He definitely is an unique soul and irreplacable. There are some really big shoes to fill, for next guy that comes a long. He was my best friend, boyfriend and protector. I <3 my lil stinky!


 

Rome & Randie 2 Up

You will be truley missed. Thanx for all you have done for us. R.I.P!


 

Mike Webb

What's up little Brothers! Thanks for the great times... I'll see you on the other side.


 

Jarrod Carchio - Torco Racing Oil

Ryan * Chris You 2 will be missed so much by friends and family. I hope the the two of you watch over all of us :) Ryan, im gonna miss you man!! You always had a smile on ur face and never seemed down. Always having a great time and enjoying everything about about life. p.s. im sorry we didn't hang out two weeks ago, I never knew this was gonna happen


 

Vanessa Johnson

I was shocked and upset by the news. Matt and I had a lot of great memories with ryan and alicia. Ryan you truly are one of a kind.Thanks for the memories we will cherish them forever. Rest in piece


 

Todd Kerbs (Colorado ASV Rep)

Fellas you will be missed more than words can say. Too often good ones get removed without permission. I will let you boys ride with me everytime, when I shift or brake. The times were too few, But we will carry on with our heads held High, just like you would do if it was anyone of us. I will miss the phones calls and the banter. Carry on boys.


 

Ken Waisbrot (Ryan's father)

My son, Ryan. My heart feels what words can’t begin to say. I will miss you so deeply, Ryan, but I know that you’re in a better place. I also know that we will ride together again, and continue to have the good times that we had, my son. Just as you have always been, you will remain in my heart, and my soul, for eternity. God speed, my boy. Chris, thank you for being a true friend to my son, to the end. Although I never met you, you are a hero in my eyes. You will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, and for your family and friends. I also want to express my gratitude and heartfelt thanks to each and every person who has been a part of this memorial, as well as the entire motorcycle community that Ryan and I have loved. Your kind words and prayers have brought more comfort to us than you will ever know. Ken Waisbrot (Ryan's father)


 

Vanessa Rodriguez

Hey Lil Chris, thanks for always cheering me up with that smile of yours, always looking out for me and all the great times we had. There was never a time I couldn't look at you without smiling. I'll miss us goofing around at BBQ's and in the desert. You'll be for ever missed, but definitely not forgotten. Love you!


 

Jared Franks--- BTO Sports

I am glad I had the pleasure to have Chris as a friend. Everytime we spoke or hung out, it was a blast. This litte box isnt big enough to write all the good things about him. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was close to Chris and Ryan.


 

Sunith "Sunnie" Waisbrot (Ryan's Aunt)

My heart broke when I heard the news of Ryan's passing. There are no words that can describe the feelings that our family is feeling. Although I feel better knowing that he is not alone , my Aunt Lenis and Grandma are there with him. Ryan, you maybe out of sight but never out of mind. Nothing will ever replace the memories that we keep forever in our hearts. You are the light that will forever stay lit in my heart. God Bless you. "Until Then" from where I shed a tear wishing somehow, that you were near. So I close my eyes and think of you and in just one moment you step into view. Now you're not here for me to talk to, my memories are precious and mean so much. I have no doubt that you are safe, for you have moved to a brighter place. You'll be welcomed with open arms and all around will be a loving calm. There is even a seat reserved for you, reward for the love you gave and the life you knew. I know someday, I'll see you again. I'll think of you often, rest until then..... To Chris Palmer's Family: I am glad that Ryan had such a good friend in him. I'm sorry for your loss.


 

James at OFD Racing

Ryan was a good friend for the past few years as I got to know him while he was at R-Cal, building bikes with him. My girlfriend was finally able to meet him at Laguna this year, and she got to see why I thought he was such a great guy. Thank you to his family for raising him to be the man he was. He will definitely be missed. -James


 

Andrew Siminoff

Man, that news is shocking! We all play hard and take risks. Compared to MX, these guys probably thought an ocean swim was just a walk in the park. What a tragic loss and reminder to all of us how fragile life can be. Godspeed Chris and Ryan.


 

Foster Bros. Racing

One of my three sons is this age so I know how philosophical this generation can be. "We are here for a good time, not a long time," will stay with me. Our prayers are with the family and friends of Chris and Ryan. R.I.P. Mark Foster, Cameron Park, CA


 

RICK MOUNTAIN MOTOR SPORTS

GOD BE WITH YOU TWO YOU WILL BE MISSED MAY YOUR MEMORIES LIVE WITH US FOREVER.


 

Jenn Grier ( Lyle's neighbor)

Ryan, We only met a few times but you were such fun to be around. Please know that you will truly be missed. Your Mom and I just talked last week about what an amazing man you were. My heart aches for your family as well as Chris's. Jenn Grier


 

Jason Fullington @ Icon Moto

I was fortunate enough to meet both of young men. At Indy and in HB. My sympathy to the familes and close friends.


 

Vince Arimitsu BTO Sports

I know your shooting shots of Patron Silver smiling away watching all of us. Life is forever and we will meet again. Rest in Peace.


 

Joe Brinsfield

I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of these guys. I pray for their families and friends. I know how it is for a time like this. Just remember the good times with them and never forget those times. Salem Honda, BMW Road Racer


 

Tom Lepper Cycle News

Ryan and I worked together at Huntington Honda and we had just caught back up at Laguna Seca. Chris was always excited when I brought him extra copies of the magazine. I am going to miss them both.


Jeremy Marinier

All I can say is Chris was the man, he was NEVER without a smile. I met him when he worked at FMF and every show or parking lot sale we would be front row hammered drunk at whatever party we ended up at. We helped each other with sales leads and tried to take it to the next step all the time. We will jump big doubles another day my friend, GODSPEED my brother!!!!


 

Natalie - (Ryan's dad's -KEN's- sister-in-law)

I am so sorry to hear about this tragic event. My heartfelt condolences go out to you, Ken - and to Ryan's friends and family. Its clear that Ryan touched the lives and hearts of many...the guy who ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE...what a great way to be remembered! I know he is now an angel in heaven looking down at all this and still smiling...I know the joy his dad Ken felt riding with his son - that will last forever! Please keep the boys and their families in your prayers - this is such a difficult time.


 

Don Waffle

Just to let people know, I have set up a fund account to help out The family of Chris. It is a paypal account and all of the donations will be given to Chris's family. If you would like to donate the paypal address is listed below. I am also going to send his mother a list of everyones names and email addresses so she can see what a great man she raised and how loved he was. I have a sticky thread on a minibike discussion forum named planetminis.com. I have also included a link to the website. So far I would like to say thanks to Username on planetminis xr80david for your donation And Mark Delorenzo from AHP Minis for your donation. Direct link to thread http://www.planetminis.com/f8/memory-61668.html Paypal address if you would like to donate. chrispalmerfund@gmail.com


 

Lenny (Formerly of Los Angeles Cycles)

I did not know Ryan or Chris however I have been friends with Ryan's Father for many years and when he came and told me that his son was one of the boys that I had heard suffered this tragic passing that I first saw on the new. When Ken told me that it was Ryan I could not even comprehend the pain that Ken and Ryan's Mother must feel. My heart goes out to you and you will be in my prayers. Know that your son is in peace and that you again will be with him some day. To all of Chris and Ryan's friends take the experiences that you had with these fine young men and continue the share love and respect with all that you come across as did they. Ride on my biking brothers ride on.


 

Jennifer Almanza

Although I haven't seen Ryan in awhile I have had the pleasure of knowing him for almost 9 years and we have had some great memories from him pushing us girls into the pool and hanging out at each others houses during the summer. I am going to miss his fun spirited personality and his ability to put a smile on everybody's face. Hearing from others I now know that Ryan lived every day to his fullest . You will be truly missed by eveyone!


 

Ryan Merrill (Cycle News)

Both Ryan & Chris I met traveling and both have been great to hang out with. I was just beginning to get to know them but the time that I did spend with them will be remembered! Ryan was always willing to help out and always up for a good time. Chris was one those guys who always had a smile on his face and eager to greet you. I will miss them both very much!!


Steve Webb

You guys will be missed..


Jonathon Jordan

Damn, It was a trip to hear Ryan's name after so many years. I was friends with him back from the Days at Granada and La Serna. He was always one to have fun and mess around. You'll be missed bro. R.I.P.


 

Ryans lil Princess...Alicia Zepeda

You were always the first to call in the morning and wish a wonderful happy anniversary baby!! I had the most wonderful time celebrating each and everyone with you handsome. I miss your wonderful voice and fun filled spirit, no matter how grumpy i was in the morning you always made me smile with your wonderful kind heart spirit. You will always have a piece of my heart as your heart will stay with me forever...I love you Ryan Derek Reid xoxoxo Love always and forever your lil Princess


 

Marry Morales

Thank you, Chris and Ryan, for the passion you brought to your jobs and for the positive energy you brought to the ASV offices each day. On a personal level, I miss your smiling faces as I come through the door each morning. Professionally, I think of all that you two would have accomplished over the years with ASV and feel like we really lost out. You had nothing but opportunity in front of you, and the world seems a little less bright without the two of you. You would have been amazing business leaders, fathers and men. I hope your memory inspires that in others.


 

Joey Martinez - FMF

Chris helped train me here at FMF when i first started. Chris always had a way to make you laugh he had a great outlook on life and I will miss him very much. I always ran into Chris at the races we would always talk for a few minutes to see how we have been he always helped me pack up the boxvan after the races or just willing to lend a hand whenever he could. I know i will always think of him while im at the races.


 

Rob Cosner

Chris, God puts me in touch with so many good people... you will be missed


 

Rhonda Liebert (House)

Ryan I knew you as a little boy I haven't seen you in 10 years but i never forgot you or your mom. My heart goes out to your family. Rest in peace. The heavens have you now please watch over the rest of us.


 

Mario @ Lockhart Phillips

Last night (Backwoods BBQ) = AWESOME ... you guys RAWK!!!


 

Rich Drew

My heart goes out to the families and friends of Ryan and Chris. Even though I never met them, reading all these comments has given me all the insight i need on who they were and how much of an impact they had on so many lives.


 

Joe Jones - Renton Motorcycles Race Team

Wow... Chris you were always THE MAN. At FMF at ASV, you were always there to help get it done. You will be missed. Gods speed. Our prayers go out to Ryan and Chris' coworkers and families.


 

Dan Spellman

Happy Birthday Crispy...


 

Syl & Kayron

Happy Birthday Big Guy!! YOU ROCK CHRIS P!


 

Ryan Osborne -- MX South

Our prayers and thoughts are with you guys and your family.


 

Larry & Lisa

Happy B-day Chris!!!!!! Always in our hearts, forever in our minds!


 

James Russell TLD

I have only known you two for a few years... but every moment was always a great time. I met Ryan working at Hahm Motorsports back in the day. I remember he was always to tired to ride his mountain bike home, so he would ask me to give him a ride. That lasted about a week, then it was a daily duty for me. Ill never forget when we used to go riding out by Canyon Lake with his Mom and run the hills till the sun went down. Ryan wasnt afraid to do anything on his bike. He would attack anything that even looked like a jump. Good times my friend!!!! You will be missed... Chris Palmer and I go back to the White Bros days. I remember the first day working there, he decided he wanted to throw a paper ball at my head when Ken Davie turned around... it was then on, I grew up playing baseball so just say we established a good friendship! I would see Chris at every industry event I would attend. I remember at Anaheim Supercross this year, he made a beer bong out of a Oil mixure funnel and insisted all of my friends would take a hit. He was a very giving, caring, hard worker and a awesome guy. Ill miss you buddy! James


 

Greg Battersby

Chris was always so pleasant and energetic on the phone and in person whenever I visited ASV for business. I will miss his voice and smiling presence. My prayers are with Chris and his families both at home and at ASV.


 

Mayra Garcia

I had the pleasure of knowing Ryan back in high school. He was an amazing person. Always smiling and always having a good time. Not only that, but he would also make sure that those around him were smiling as well. He truly will be missed. I know that Alicia was his life and I hope he knows that all her friends and family are going to make sure that she's okay. May he rest in peace.


 

BRIANA (DAVIDS LITTLE SISTER)

I cannot begin to explain the ache of watching my brother lose his good friend. I grew up around the all the boys, Ryan was the only one that would ever give me time of day. My entire family has been deeply moved by this tragedy. We all lose sight of how truly fragile life REALLY is. Recently, my brother worked for Ken and Lisa at their shop, so the news hit really close to home. My heart goes out to the familes of Ryan and Chris


 

Darren Sanford

Chris, you are an inspiration to me. Your passion for ASV and the industry will be missed. You were my partner buddy and I wanted to take you along for the ride. I will think of you every time I take an order because you were the man that made them happen. I pray you are looking down from above and can see how many people cared about you. You will be truly missed.


 

JENNIFER "JAY" AT SCREWIE LEWIE'S MOTORSPORTS

Chris will be missed so much. He was such a great, happy person that I always enjoyed talking with. He always went out of his way to me with everything. I am deeply saddened about the loss of such a great person. He will always be in my heart. My condolences to Chris and Ryan's family and friends.


 

Charlie/Action Yamaha

I onlt knew Chris from phone conversations,but knew he was a great guy.He will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you,family,friends,and co-workers.God bless you and may you find comfort and peace in Him.


 

cynthia

I was walking along the beach this morning in Oceanside and found a small wooden cross with 8-16-07 written on it. Did some one out there throw this into the ocean yesterday for Chris on what would have been his birthday? My thoughts and prayers go out to the families. Godspeed. From a moto mom.


 

justin reid brother, cousin, and best friend

damn ryan i cant believe this happened i talked to you the day before it happened y did your life have to end like this you were such a big part of me im going to miss so many thing that we did together dirtbiking, skateing,beating th crap out of eachother,going to shows drinking,you were the only person i know that i have never been depressed with you always give me good advice, your always their to back me up i just wish you die on me when i really needed you after my mom died you took very good care of me i just hope you are having fun up their and ill see you soon.


 

Jessica Ramos

Ryan you will always be in my heart. Growing up and going to school with you and the guys was a blast! May you watch down on us all and guide us through our days. You will truly be missed. Forever in our hearts, but never forgotten.


 

Daren & Sally Duncan 8-18-07

Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Ryan and Chris. God bless you in this difficult time... Alicia, Lisa were here for you just call anytime. Daren and I are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our dear friend Ryan. He was such a beautiful person to die so young he had so much to offer his life was just begining, Ryan had a smile that would light up any room, He was TRULY AMAZING. He had a passion for motorcycles and a love for life and those around him. Not a day has gone by that we haven't thought about you, you will never be forgotten. The special baby shower,birthday and x-mas gifts you bought for our son Eli Noah the motorcyle that lights up and hoist a wheelie oh, how he loves it, all the m/c clothes. you were so thoughtful and generous. Eli loved you and so do we. What we would do just to hear you say the Ryan famous "RIGHT ON" it was truly an honor to have you as a friend. We love and miss you today,tomorrow and forever. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal" Until we meet again, Rest in peace Ryan


 

REUBEN YAKNOW

I can't believe it was just the other day when could just live and be free with no worry of the days to come. Chris and ryan in my heart forever. Reuben #420


josh fanslow

Ryan what can i say you were way to young to leave this earth but god had a plan for you and thats just how it is i love you bro and we had some great times together i remember you and i going at it a lake elsinor mx track you always had more balls than me and i totally respected you for that your the man Ryan and ill see you when i get there "Rest In Peace"


 

Cheryl Valle

Chris I will miss your smile every time I walk into the ASV office. You never failed to greet me with a friendly smile. I only regret that I did not have the opportunity to get to know either one of you. To the friends, family and co-workers of Ryan and Chris, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I hope that some day your sadness will be replaced by cherished memories. Find strength in comforting others and comfort in knowing you do not grieve alone. They were blessed to have so many special people who truly care.


 

Jeffrey Malott

sorry, I couldn't say bye brother. Thanks for all the great memories; we will meet again.


 

NAULTS HONDA POWERHOUSE

WE HERE AT NAULTS SEND OUR PRAYERS TO THE FAMILIES OF CHRIS AND RYAN. RYAN WAS A GREAT REP. AND HE WILL BE MISSED.


 

Nova Higuera

I was out of town when I heard the news about Chris. His passion for life and a good time was always in the forefront. But he was a sweet guy when you got to know him. I lost touch with him thru the years but his presence was always at the back of my mind. I am sorry that I never will get the chance to say good-bye now...my prayers are with the families. God Bless, Nova, and family


 

Nick Thompson - Global Moto Outlet

Chris,I had just moved to Cali 2 years ago, you became a friend of mine right away and helped make it an easier move. Thankyou for being there for me ever since, as well as being an awesome inside rep I could just call in and have a chat. I stare at your number in my phone, wish I could just call one more time you know. Well, hopefully one day we will just run into eachother again-- Best wishes to your family--


 

Norm Cornell

I really hate to hear about chris and ryan. I recently met chris at the Indy show in 2007 and still tell my friends about the fun we had. Chris is a super nice guy that new how to have a good time and was a blast to be with. You are both in my prayers.


 

Ryan & justin Motorsport accessories

I just heard the bad news sadly our hearts go out to chriss and ryan, Chriss i have spoke to many time over the years on the phone but never got to meet them Always full of energy and helpfulness RIP


 

Carlos Eduardo Orjuela (DMS) Directmotorsports - Miami

I had the pleasure of having Chris as our account rep for about 1 year. This guy was great! He was always so helpful but was also very friendly and caring at the same time. I am going to miss his friendship. I send all my sympathy to his friends, family and coworkers.


 

Loren @ GPR

I have had the pleasure to meet both of these good guys. Chris was always full throttle, not only for himself but for others also. Calling up just to see what tracks to hit up for the weekend, or to catch up after a dez trip.. Chris was all about it!! Ryan it was good to catch that drink at Octane. Godspeed BRO'S!!


 

Bernie Broderick

I am completely heartbroken over this news of Ryan. I knew Ryan for a very brief period having met him at MotoGp this year. I went to visit the ASV booth to see what new products were available with my 11 year old son. My son races motocross and we had asked Ryan if there was any possibility for sponsorship through ASV. After I had told him what my son had been doing, he turned around, grabbed a T-shirt from a box and tossed it to my son. His comment was "Consider Yourself Sponsored, just email or call me when you get home". What a purely decent jesture from a person that we had just met. Even though he was surrounded by people wanting to look and touch the new product, he took the time to stand and talk to my son. Thank you Ryan and God Speed. My prayers go out to you and your family.


 

Justin from Chaplin Kawasaki

Chris was a lot of fun to talk to on the phone, everytime I needed to order something or needed to check on something we would end up talking for ten or fifteen minutes. I am going to miss his super friendly attitude and one of a kind personality. Although I had never met him in person it is though I lost a friend! My greatest sorrow goes out to his family and friends.


 

Jim Martin (Riva Motorsports)

No words can express the way I felt when I read the letter, from ASV Inc., this morning. May peace come to these two fine young mens families and friends soon and their pain be lifted. My prayers will be for all of you this week. Godspeed Chris & Ryan.


 

Bryan Shields and the Penn-Ohio Motorsports Family

It was with great sorrow to have read the ASV press release anouncing the untimely passing of Chris and Ryan. I had only just met Chris this past February at the Indy dealer show and had spoken with him only a few times on the phone since but I could tell he was a quality individual, full of excitement. We at Penn Ohio Motorsports wish to extend our deepest heartfelt sympathies to the families of Chris and Ryan and to everyone at ASV. Your loss is unmeasureable.


 

Chell from Fox Valley Cycles

I am shocked to hear this terrible news. Chris and Ryanm were my reps from their other companies and when they left them, i was happy to hear that they were staying in the industry, you could feel the love thru the phone while speaking to each of them. They were two of the most pleasurable people to odeal with and they will be missed by everyone. My heart bleeds for their families. Two of the best people. Will be missed terribly. Go in peace.


 

Kay-ron

Hey Chris, I've been thinking about you a lot lately, more than usual. It's Labor Day weekend and I know you'd be sitting here in the office giving us the lowdown of your weekend, probably at the river, or fishing, just the guys. Man, I miss you. We all do. You rock, Chris P.


 

Chanelle Moore-Speropulos

I don't remember the first time I met Chris, but I do recall the last time I saw him. I can only tell you that I'm feeling really selfish right now, because I wish that I could go back and just let him know how much I honored his friendship. After I learned about what happened to Chris I was a wreck, but one night while I was sitting in the darkness, unable to sleep I heard his voice in my head telling me that I've cried enough and my new babies and my husband need me. I know it wasn't him standing behind me telling me that, but I'd like to think that when we know someone, we get a little piece of them that sticks with us. I think that is something that Christopher Palmer would have told me if he were standing behind me. R.I.P Chris


 

Jaci

WOW that is all I can think of right now! Chris was my inside Rep I talked to him once a week and he would always find some point during the phone call to ask me about school, and my racing out here. Chris was a great guy he would always make me laugh on the phone. He will be missed! Thoughts Prayers are with Chris's Family and Ryan's Family!


 

Carlos Castillo

My New Friend Ryan! Hey bro, we just met at Mammoth back in June and I was looking forward to hanging out and riding with you some more. Knowing that I was up there racing by myself, it was you, your girlfriend, and one of your best friends who made me feel at home. I can't tell you how sorry I am for what happened. I wish I could have been there for you as you were there for me. I feel blessed to have met you and will see you when my time comes. Your parents should be very proud for raising such a good human being.


 

Michelle Dawkins - American Honda Corp.

Chris and I were co-workers at FMF, he sat in the cubicle next to me. He was always there to help when I needed it. After he left FMF our friendship stayed as if he was still sitting next to me everyday. He was a genuine person, and very down to earth. I remember walking by the ASV booth at every race knowing that Chris would be there. I am very sad to know with Glen Helen National coming up this weekend, he won't be standing there with that huge smile of his face and laughing. I was devastated when I heard we lost Chris, he will truly be missed!


 

Jason Sturtz/ Racing Unlimited

There is just so much that I could say about Chris. he was the go to guy for everything. Regardless if it was for work, fun, or just plain help. He always had the right words to say. i only had the honor to know chris for 2 and a half years but everytime I got off the phone with him, I ALWAYS had a smile. Whether was a funny story he had for me or just some excellent deals on the product he was selling, I was always sold when we talked. Gonna miss the hourl ong convos at work and the 10 stacks of ASV stickers you would give me at Indy! Here's to you chris palmer, we miss you bro!


Joe Purcell

I work at Langston Racing, I used to rap with Crispy Chris when he would roll in here and sell us ASV levers. Ryan Reid used to work for me at Hahm Motorsports, fun guy to party with, they'll both be missed my thoughts and prayers will go out to their families...God Bless


 

Kenny "Kenn Dogg" Jones

Hold on, let me wipe my tears..... Okay, I MISS YOU CHRIS PALMER. A young man with such a "old spirit". In discussions with you, I would always be amazed that you were only 24, and could hang with the old man in any CONVO about any subject, and be articulate. Now I must put in a hard 24 years to catch up with you!! :) I appreciate you true love for my children and Lisa's family, Christmas' will NEVER be the same. TIO CHRIS was the SHIT when droppin gifts, and YOU MEANT IT. I LOVE YOU, and can't type anymore thru the tears. God bless Ryan Reids family! KJ


 

Lisa Jones

We miss you so much Chris. Sammy keeps asking when we are going to the beach, so that we can see you again. You would have lauged your ass off, when we went took Sammy and Crabby Gabby to the beach that day, they made sand angels. It was too funny. We will be at your moms this weekend. We all miss you terribly, our home is empty with out you. We miss your unique laughter, smile, and joking about the kids. I Love You, and I wish that we would have said it more often. We Love You Chris.


 

JOSH H&H EXTREME ATV

VERY GOOD GUYS, AND WOULD HELP ANYONE OUT, THANKS ALOT AND TAKE CARE


 

Lionel

I was floored today to find out you aren't with us anymore.I feel lucky and blessed to have known you and and even if for only brief moments at a time I can truly say you are a wonderful individual with an exceptional spirit. Now that you are at our Father's side please look out for us individuals who are still on this race or journey of life.I know some day we will all be reunited again.I'll be looking for you.I would like to extend my condolences and prayers to Chris' family for your loss. I was fortunate to have met Chris quite some time ago through mutual friends that we had at Long Beach Motorsports were he always offered help with anything I needed pertaining to the same passion and love that we all shared of motorcycles. You will be missed my brother in Christ. God bless you and your family.


 

Michael Parker

Ryan was my rep and he was the coolest rep I had. I would usually call to place an order and end up talking about riding for a half hour. He actually helped me get some levers for my brand new '08 YZ450 the Thursday before he died. It's funny because I stood 2 feet away from him at Southwick this year and didn't even realize that it was him. We laughed about that and we were going to meet up the next time he was up here. Godspeed Ryan.


 

Jessica

wow. what can i say that hasnt already been said. well, we only worked together for a short while...and while we worked together, you never failed to give me your opinion on just about anything and everything...especially when i was looking for engagement rings. well against your advice i got one! there was always one great question you had....."WHY DO I HAVE TO PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH??" I constantly find myself thinking of you whenever I am prompted to press 1 for english and I always laugh. Rest In Peace Crispy.


 

George Wescott

Ryan you are a shining star. RIP!


 

DAREN DUNCAN

TO KNOW RYAN WAS TO LOVE HIM...


 

Jared Franks @ BTO Sports

Miss you buddy...It's just not the same without you. Don't worry, I'm still waering my Purple Heart!! R.I.P.


 

Jared Franks @ BTO Sports

Miss you buddy...It's just not the same without you. Don't worry, I'm still waering my Purple Heart!! R.I.P.


 

DAREN , SALLY & ELI

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN THINKING OF YOU TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER. WE MISS YOU!


 

RY'S MOM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY BOY!! YOUR MOM LOVES AND MISSES YOU DEARLY!! THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR THE EMPTYNESS I FEEL WITH YOU GONE. I LONG FOR OUR REUNION - TO SEE YOUR SMILE AND FEEL YOUR STRONG HUG - ONE DAY...SOON OUR EYES SHALL MEET AGAIN & THE REUNION WILL BE SO SWEET! TAKE CARE MY SON, YOUR IN YOUR MOMS HEART ALWAYS & FOREVER!! MUCH PEACH-ONE LOVE!


 

Mike Moinfar

My heart goes out to the families of Ryan and Chris. I have known Ryan for many years and he will be missed by all of us. God speed.


 

The Big L

Time will never erase the memory of your laugh..."WALTER!"


 

DAVID MILLANES

ITS BEEN HARD TO TALK ABOUT MY BEST FRIEND,WHAT I CAN SAY , is how He IS FOREVER MISSED AND WORDS CAN NEVEER SAY WHAT he meant to me. ILL CATCH YOu ON THE fLIP SIDE SON. UUGHHHH MS P


 

.

YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS FOREVER! ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG - PLEASE BELIEVE IT! YOU TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLES LIVES IN YOUR SHORT TIME ON EARTH~YOU ARE BOTH LOVED AND MISSED DEARLY AS WE ALL TRY AND LIVE ON WITHOUT YOU. NO ONE-NO ONE CAN FILL YOUR SHOES!! ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE AND RACING ON THE STREETS OF GOLD! WE WILL BE WITH YOU SOON!! KEEP WATCHING OVER ALL OF US THAT LOVE YOU!


 

Dan09

Hi Guys, Tonight we're having our Christmas party. You two are on my mind- Miss you


 

Dylan Flatley

Thats really sad to hear about two great people like themselves.


Abe Torkelton

 


 

Ken W. & Family

both Chris & Ryan will be forever remembered Fondly, God Bless the families of these 2 great kids. what more could a father ask for, all these people Loved & cared about you both so much. its so comforting to me and my Family to know, that you guys touched so many people in such a + way. whenever I think of you I smile my son. your always in & on my Heart and mind, Always & Forever. needles say I smile alot these days. you'll always be in my prayers. missing you lots, Thats my Boy Ryan!!! 12-24-2007


 

Jared Franks @ BTO Sports

Hey Chris, missed you at our Christmas party. I know you would of been there for sure...as a matter of fact, you probably were there. I miss and cherish the good times we had. You will never be forgotten! Guess what....? I'm still wearing that puprle heart!! You know how I roll....


 

Ricky (R.I.S. Designs)

When i first heard about this i was shocked.. couldnt believe it was chris.. I mean he was in my shop at least once every other week.. besides i knew him for about 4 years prior.. always there to lend me advice.. he helped me a lot was a good guy and hurts to see him not attend the indy show next month where we would have good times.. ryan i never had the privlege to meet.. i heard he was a good guy also.. you guys are always in our thoughts and prayers... your friends, R.I.S. Designs Inc.


 

Anthony Pondillo

they were really nice guys!!!=/


 

Ryans Mom -Lisa

I want to thank all of you at ASV for your Caring Love and Support! You are all a great group of people! Words will never express my gratitude!!!


 

BILLY BOWMAN

RYAN WAS THE BEST AND I LOVED HIM LIKE A BROTHER. TO MANY MEMORIES AND GOOD TIMES..... YOU ARE MISSED. AND TO CHRIS, THANX FOR OUR ONE ENCOUNTER. I REMEMBER HE LOVED MY GARAGE. WHAT A LOSS...


 

BILLY "THE PLUMBER" BOWMAN

I DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE TO MY FRIEND RYAN. HE WAS AT MY HOUSE THE DAY HE PASSED. IT WAS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DAY. AND I JUST DIDN'T HEAR FROM HIM AGAIN. I THOUGHT HE WOULD CATCH UP WITH ME, MAYBE TRAVELING WITH ASV. I JUST DIDN'T KNOW. I WAS DYING INSIDE WHEN I FOUND OUT. IT WAS JUST A RUMOR AT THE TRACK. IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MY FRIEND RYAN. IT HAD TO BE SOMEONE ELSE. IT TOOK ME WEEKS TO GROW THE BALLS TO PUNCH HIS NAME INTO MY COMPUTER AND SEE THE TRUTH. NOT WHAT I WANTED TO SEE. RYAN MEANT THE WORLD TO ME, HE WAS A TRUE FRIEND. HE HELPED ME BUILD MY XR350 "THE COUCH" AS HE CALLED IT, AND MY YZ250. HE DID THE TOP END 2 YEARS AGO AND IT IS STILL STRONG. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I LOVED MY FRIEND AND I MISS HIM... AND TO YOU LISA, I AM SORRY. YOU KNEW WHO I WAS, AND ALICIA. I JUST DIDN'T RUN IN HIS CIRCLES. WE WAS GOOD PALS... AND I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY. DAMN RYAN... I MISS YOU BRO....

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