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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Pyndon, Mar 30, 2012.
My wife watched this with me and said "good God, how fast is he going?!"
I left it at, "Good God....."
Wow, great ride. I really liked that section in the trees, but if someone screwed up there it would be a bad day.
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So, there was a looming question about mechanic choice not only for Dakar but for the entire season, including the World Championship Rounds. With the decision made to go with FrontRow GB and an agreement that I'd have the opportunity to choose one of the team mechanics (mine!), with Sardinia just around the corner I needed to make that call. So, who would it be?
I thought long and hard about this, I mean its not an easy decision to make, especially if you know me and know how meticulous I am with my bikes. Id hate to be that person receiving orders from me in the bivouac! I thought of all my friends initially and there are few I would trust, but none that really show that keen eye or meticulousness that I would want. Next I thought, who would I trust, more than anyone to put 110% into getting the bike ready to ride (near perfect) for the next morning, whatever condition I handed it over in. Who would stay calm in all situations, work well as part of a team, know when it was the right time to get the big hammer out or the feeler gauges and micrometer. Who would understand the logistics of a motorsport event thoroughly from years of experience organising and managing many different forms of Motorsport? The answer, and I could only come up with one......my Dad.
He was the person that taught me how to ride and showed me the way all those years ago, not only with the riding but with the mechanic side of things too! He has worked magic on everything from 100 year old vintage cars to fire breathing Subaru Rally Cars and he is always the person I call to discuss technical problems with. He has not done much with me and my racing for the past 15 years but hes always followed my progress closely. This year he is 60 years old and what better way to celebrate this than taking my old man along with me on this massive journey / adventure. With this in mind, I called Stan Watt from FrontRow GB to talk the option though and he thought it was a fantastic idea. I then asked my Dad face to face if hed be up for the challenge and the look on his face said it all, surprised to be asked but there's nothing he would love more than to do this for me.
Decision made, welcome to the team Dad!
Now, let's get the trailer loaded up Dad and get on the road to Sardinia. I have to work so I'll meet you in Sardinia at the airport on Thursday morning!
Perfect choice Pyn, who better to know exactly what you want and need. Best of luck with Sardinia too.
P.S. What happened to the decals on the bike?
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Congratulations to you both!!!!
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Fantastic. That's the right decision on so many levels.
Oxford TRF is happy to announce that Lyndon Poskitt, aka “Pyndon” to many of us, will be presenting a talk on his forthcoming entry in the 2013 Dakar race.
The talk will start at 7pm and will take place on the evening of Thursday 16th August 2012 at Oxford TRF’s usual meeting place:
The Gladiator Club, 263 Iffley Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1SJ
The talk will cover how Lyndon started on two wheels as a boy of 10, his teenage years competing in trials and how he tried his hand at enduro, motocross, supermoto and roadracing before deciding that adventure bike riding offered the greater appeal and challenge. Lyndon will touch on his time in the US, his entry in the Baja aboard a KTM 950SE and how this has led to him undertaking serious financial commitments in order to compete in Dakar 2013. He will also discuss the reasons behind his choice of bike and support crew.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, here's a recent clip of Pyndon competing at Keilder Forest:
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More detailed info on Lyndon can be found on his website: Lyndon Poskitt Racing
Entry is £5.00 per person, please PM me for payment details.
Ticket availability limited, I'll confirm exact number of tickets ASAP.
Any queries, just PM me.
NEXC Round 4 - A typical UK Cross Country mud bath.....Jubilee Madness courtesy of BlueOysterCo.co.uk........
On-board footage and interviews with some light humour
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Mostly I try not to flinch.
Lot's of 2-Strokes in that race.
Thats the stuff that should be on TV, not reality television.
Just an update from LyndonPoskittRacing facebook page......
'Got a spot opposite Cyril's camp, just hanging out in the shade'
Where's the like button?
Nice to see you, Ned