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Old 02-28-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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Races to Places - Taking an adventure ride to the next level



Well, here it is, the long overdue announcement of my next big challenge. I've been planning it for a while as you can imagine but now I can go public. Question is, where to put the thread, Ride reports or Racing It seems this is appropriate with a link to the racing thread for the various races.

So, here goes, this is a very quick overview / launch, more to follow in the coming weeks.

After successfully completing the toughest and most arduous race on the planet (The Dakar Rally) in 2013 it was time to look for the next challenge. It was difficult to identify what could ever beat such a huge undertaking and still deliver an enormous sense of achievement. What project could I put together that would satisfy my personal ambitions and also capture the minds of those individuals who wish to follow? What would make a great story, tie together everything that I am about, but yet be something like nobody has done before? Many months passed and a convoluted thought process progressed with a lot of dead ends and ‘not adventurous enough’ conclusions but eventually, the penny dropped and the answer was there. Timing is never perfect and big changes are never easy but opportunities that are close should definitely not be missed.

Expanding my focus from Races to Places I will set off on an adventure like no other. I will leave my place of work after 17 happy years, sell most of my possessions and ride my motorcycle around the world longitudinally and laterally, unsupported. Sticking to the unbeaten track, I aim to travel over 100,000 miles, over 50 countries and cross 6 continents. To make it even more of a challenge, as the opportunity arises I hope to compete in various races in different places on the same bike that I am travelling on. An adventure like no other, Races to Places is guaranteed to be a challenging and life changing experience for me and a fun experience for all of us.

I am delighted again to be part of the Adventure-Spec Team for this challenge, where there is a purpose as well as an adventure. This time I will be working in partnership with them, focusing my efforts on developing and testing the ultimate gear with a view to provide even more certified Adventure-Spec product to the market for you people to enjoy.

You can find out more and follow my progress through planning, preparation and the adventure itself at my new blog www.racestoplaces.com, which will develop more in the coming weeks. You can also find me on the usual social networking sources:

Twitter: @LyndonPoskitt
Facebook personal: Lyndon Poskitt
Facebook Page (please like): Lyndon Poskitt Racing
Racing blog: www.lyndonposkittracing.com
Travel blog: www.racestoplaces.com

An adventure like this cannot be rushed, it will not be short and for me it will become a new way of life for quite some time. I am excited to share my plans and I hope you will enjoy being part of it. Standby for some interesting posts including an an all new bike build, it would not be a Pyndon project without that!

Lyndon

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Old 03-01-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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Incredible

Fantastic idea, this should be one hell of a ride. Looking forward to hearing about bike choice and planning for such an incredible journey. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:07 PM   #3
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Cool!

If you're still in the UK on 18th/19th July there's Dirtquake III , and whatever bike you're on , there'll be a race class for it

Classes for Choppers , Inappropriate Road Bikes , and Street Tracker types

http://www.sideburnmag.blogspot.co.u...quake-iii.html

Good craic , and some interesting characters

Cheers good luck ,

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Old 03-01-2014, 03:35 PM   #4
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:50 PM   #5
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Sounds familiar

Oh ya, I day dream about stuff like this all day at work. Looking forward to this ride report, Good luck and safe travels to you.
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:38 PM   #6
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This is gonna be epic!!


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Old 03-01-2014, 07:17 PM   #7
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Very eager to see the build.

Good luck Pyn.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:54 AM   #8
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Bike Build.....

So the bike is now built and I have filmed a complete time-lapse of the build to share with you all. I leave on my trip in about a weeks time. Details of the trip here:

TRIP ABOUT

Some basic bike build details here (video blog to follow!):

BIKE BUILD WITH PICS!

I've never been as busy preparing for a trip as I am with this one, but then again, I've never planned to be on the road for 18 months before :-)

Enjoy, once I hit the road there will be much more detail.

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Old 04-18-2014, 02:45 AM   #9
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When you get to New Zealand we have spare beds here if you need one (live in New Plymouth, west coast North Island).
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:49 AM   #10
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Pyn, any reason you have left out the rear cross brace for the luggage racks ? They are quite necessary to prevent twisting movement when loaded with luggage as you know from the 9x0 Adv luggage racks....

an oh, if you intend to do the AbuDhabi Desert Challenge next April, you're always welcome at my place.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:59 PM   #11
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Lyndon, have a safe and enjoyable ride, best of luck during Races to Places and get in touch in case you make it to China one day ~ it's a small world...
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:29 AM   #12
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Very impressive bike prep, have ya given her a name yet? La Negra? Night Rider? Black Beauty? Blackie?

All kidding aside, have a super ride, or rides. If you see me I'll be the guy on a dirty sun bleached green KLR drooling.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:16 AM   #13
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:13 PM   #14
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:01 PM   #15
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I will be following along with much enthusiasm. very nice bike!!
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