Races to Places - Taking an adventure ride to the next level

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Pyndon, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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  2. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    GOOD NEWS! In true Lyndon Poskitt fashion, he's back in it! :clap :pynd :pynd

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  3. crashkorolyk

    crashkorolyk just happy to ride

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    Awesome,glad to see Lyndon back in action quickly,now he can really crank it up!
  4. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    Well, unfortunately, we have more bad news. The Organization has decided that Lyndon cannot continue in the Rally... Not sure why yet, but I'm sure Lyndon will have more details later. For now, here's a short video:






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    "So gutted after everything I did to get back in the game today."

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  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Bugger
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    first time i heard of breaking a swing arm of a factory bike....not good!

    hope pyn gets back on the game.
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    What’s on it 100K and how many rallies? Not too surprising.

    Totally gutted for Pyn if they won’t let him continue, down with bad organizers.
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  8. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    Pyn said 200k in his first video today, after the breakage.

    :eek2

    I'm shocked it lasted this long.

    The rules regarding assistance are a bit misleading. On one hand, they say "All infractions of the assistance regulations will incur penalties up to and including exclusion from the rally." In my mind, "the assistance regulations" refers to all of the regulations regarding assistance. However, a couple paragraphs after that, the rules state that "The penalty for forbidden assistance is 2 hours."

    :scratch

    Side note: according to the rules, protests will incur a $70 USD fee, and an appeal of a protest is $211 USD. Seems a bit steep.
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  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Hopefully he can keep running just to be able to finish it.
  10. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    Ask and you shall receive, Mr. Skibum :thumb

    He's back! Again!

    "Penalized but back in the game. Yesterday was a bit like Rally Mongolia all over again "

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    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Funny, I was thinking that too as I watched that video again not long ago when I did my Races to Places video marathon. :lol3
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  12. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    Time to get back OnIt today! :pynd

    "Frustrated but I just want to enjoy my riding. I’ll never give up ✊️"

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    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    Update from today :ricky

    "Rough day in the office but nailed it pretty good. Happy to be back with no damage or breaks on the bike or me ✊️"


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    "Discussing the route with Rally Organiser Garth Roberts."

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  14. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    Prepping for tomorrow. It looks like the piste goes right through a minefield :p3rry Also, the stage for tomorrow has been cut in half! See below :thumb


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    "Stage tomorrow was a beauty but it’s just been cancelled on safety grounds. It’s been chopped in half. Reasons given 1) Too much for most competitors to finish in a reasonable time. 2) Finish would be in the dark for most competitors so the organization have deemed it “unsafe”. For me this just means less chance to make up places ☹️ (not that I’m competitive ). We continue.... ✊️"


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  15. BLucare

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    Lyndon just cannot catch a break lately... :hair


    "Geez this rally is testing us "


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    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    Lyndon took second place in Stage 3 yesterday, and was in 4th overall after Stage 3 :clap look for more updates today. Also, impressive bodge on his foot peg!

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    "SS4 start, 2nd on the road chasing Ross Branch ✊️✊️✊️"


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    "Another acquired part and a bit of macgyver "

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    Movin' on up into third place today! Looking to keep pushing on tomorrow, as always :ricky :pynd

    "Awesome stage today! I had a great morning, catching and passing Ross Branch only to get lost a couple of times later in the day losing everything I had gained and more Basil was awesome, held together and gave it horns all day long taking some huge hits Unfortunately I missed a major waypoint by a few meters and got penalized but still managed to creep into 3rd overall. Been super happy with my riding all week ✊️"

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    A bloody animal. Wow!
    Rock on Lyndon!


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  19. BLucare

    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    Here we go, friends! Final day is done and dusted. Pyn ended up 3rd overall and 1st Malle Moto :clap more from him below:

    "Last day ✊️"

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    "Go time ✊️"

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    "Loving my Hornet ADV from Shoei Helmets UK and Ariete goggles "


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    "Finished, another rough day but we made it ✊️ Thanks to everyone that’s helped in any way. I’ve done an International Rally on every continent now on Races to Places "




    "Provisionally 3rd overall after everything, pretty happy with that. 1st Malle Moto ✊️"


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  20. BLucare

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    Link to the awards ceremony video if anyone is interested:



    Lyndon's thoughts and unofficial classification after the final stage:

    "Rough day today, got a barbed wire fence wrapped around my rear wheel and it was locked solid. Took me all my pewers to clear it. Then I got lost. I’ve been lost more every day at this rally than in my whole rally career Good training and good craic "


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