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Ryder (mission)

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"Like a raggedy-assed motherfucker! He popped his membrane years ago! No WAY I'd let that old fool near MY head!"
— Ryder about Reece's amnesia.

Ryder is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Grove Street Families member Lance "Ryder" Wilson from his home.


CJ drops by Ryder's home, with Ryder telling CJ that The Well Stacked Pizza Co. store in Idlewood keeps painting over a Grove Street Families tag on the building, and he wants to teach the owner a lesson. Whilst driving to the store, CJ asks about Old Reece, a barber, and despite warnings that he "popped his membrane years ago", goes to Reece's Hair & Facial Studio to get a haircut.

Afterwards, CJ goes to the pizza parlor to order some food, whilst Ryder prepares to rob the restaurant. Ryder then attempts to rob the restaurant, however, the store manager scares them off with a shotgun. CJ and Ryder quickly leave the restaurant and drive back to Ryder's home. However, you can loot the shotgun (which will have very little ammo unfortunately) from the manager by simply running over him with the car killing him, then walking over the shotgun. You will not fail the mission (or even change it's dialogue) by doing this.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get in Ryder's car
  • Go with Ryder to the barbers
  • Enter the barber shop
  • Walk into the marker to get a haircut
  • Enter the Pizza shop and buy some food
  • Walk into the marker to buy a pizza
  • Get in Ryder's car
  • Drive Ryder home


The reward for completing the mission is an increase of three Respect points.The mission Tagging Up Turf is unlocked. A phone call from Sweet will also be available, describing changes in the city's gangs.


  • Run over the Pizza clerk using the car and kill him to get his shotgun.


  • If the player attacks Ryder, he will automatically sit in the car
  • Just after you come out of the barbers and talk to Ryder, if you come out with an expensive haircut, he takes back what he said about Reece, but if you come out with a cheaper hairstyle he will continue to insult Reece.
  • The song heard inside Ryder's home is Alwayz Into Somethin' by NWA, a song also heard in Radio Los Santos.
  • The clerk at the pizza shop says to Ryder "I feel sorry for your dad", similar to what a clerk says to a character in the beginning of the movie "Menace II Society".
  • In the brief cutscene at Ryder's House, Ryder armed himself with a Glock, but when he's about to rob the Pizza Parlor, he pulls out a 9mm handgun.
  • In a beta screenshot, when Ryder is waiting for you to come out of Old Reece's, he is leaning against a Sadler with barrels in the back instead of his usual Picador.
  • It is possible to unlock restaurants before this mission. Date a girlfriend from San Fierro. It will fail due to a 4 star wanted level. But after the disastrous date, Restaurants are unlocked.
  • Before you stop at the barber, Ryder's car is damageproof, but if hit too much it will release smoke at the engine, but the car does not sustain any body damage.


Video Walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos
GTA San Andreas Mission 2 - Ryder (HD)04:24

GTA San Andreas Mission 2 - Ryder (HD)

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