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Jan 10th 2018, 09:47 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Lyndon races DAKAR 2018 on Races 2 Places! Daily episodes!

Y'all might not know Lyndon Poskitt of "Races to Places" fame, but he is racing the DAKAR RALLY this year!!!

He is racing "Malle Moto" which is unassisted "IRONMAN" style of racing motorcycle, and is incredibly hard to compete in- let alone finish.

He did a crowdfunding and raised about 60k to take a media team with him to do the filming and editing this year, and is putting out DAILY Races2Places episodes on his DAKAR motorcycle racing experience!!!
Those of us following him know he got second place last year, but so far he's in third place this year. It is unfortunate that he's been drastically ill for the first few days of this year's DAKAR, but he seems to be back in good health today.

All swag, bikes and episodes of "Races to Places" can be found on Lyndon's website: https://lyndonposkittracing.com/race...ally-2018-live

...or on Youtube on the Races2Places page
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Edited by Thumperpilot on Jan 14th 2018 at 07:57 PM
Jan 10th 2018, 09:56 PM   #2
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DAKAR Malle Moto attempt by Lyndon Poskitt!

There is also an hour long movie of his last year's attempt called "Malle Moto" that is on youtube for the viewing:
Jan 11th 2018, 08:57 AM   #3
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I just watched his 2017 video. Pretty humbling. Glad to see he's back for 2018, thanks for the heads-up. You wouldn't know it from the shitty coverage we get.
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Jan 11th 2018, 02:53 PM   #4
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Riding in sand without paddles is not fun or easy count me out.
Jan 11th 2018, 08:49 PM   #5
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Riding in sand without paddles is not fun or easy count me out.
Ya... Certainly no girly men with soft hands in the DAKAR!
It is called the hardest race in the world and this year had been the hardest yet.
Last year's motorcycle winner is already out with a compressed back (Sam Sunderland). Several of the top racers are out with injuries or destroyed vehicles. ..
It is a brutal race and the victor is the one who perseveres!
Jan 12th 2018, 08:44 AM   #6
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Riding in sand without paddles is not fun or easy count me out.
But at least the bikes are carrying about 10 gallons of gas and weigh nearly 400lbs when full!?! Go Lyndon!!

Jan 12th 2018, 11:19 AM   #7
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that guy is a BADASS.. he took his dakar bike to the erzburg rodeo!

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Jan 14th 2018, 12:44 AM   #8
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that guy is a BADASS.. he took his dakar bike to the erzburg rodeo!
I'll let ya in on a little secret, 'cause I heard the inside scoop from the man himself!

Lyndon is going back to give the Erzberg Rodeo a full-blown race attempt! (I can't remember if he said this year or next). It may be 2019 as Africa on R2P is going to be filmed this year...
I also know it will be on a two-stroke! I got the impression he is already sponsored with a bike to do it when his schedule allows, but he was stoked to give it a go!

Edited by Thumperpilot on Jan 14th 2018 at 12:48 AM
Jan 14th 2018, 06:51 PM   #9
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Lyndon is going back to give the Erzberg Rodeo a full-blown race attempt! on a two-stroke!

Haha.. thats exactly what he tells carl at the end of that video!! I totally believe it. (He probably needs some hard enduro practice though )
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Jan 14th 2018, 08:06 PM   #10
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So, I don't know if any y'all have insights on the rally, but my bro just types me the reason Lyndon isn't in second right now (he's running 3rd) is because one of the overall top 10 racers is leading in Malle Moto class this year for the 40th year of the DAKAR RALLY. That's a bummer having a factory rider racing the privateers...

Anyways, Lyndon is making some good videos and some good racing footage (they got rained out today so no racing or video). Still, all in all, the Mongolia Rally edition on Races to Places can't be beat for race footage...
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Edited by Thumperpilot on Jan 16th 2018 at 12:41 AM
Jan 16th 2018, 02:40 PM   #11
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That's a bummer having a factory rider racing the privateers...
That's kind of the point of Malle Moto (no support). It's a bit of an equalizer between Lynden and Olivier Pain. I'm sure Olivier has more financing and experience, but they are both "tough as nails" for doing it.

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The Dakar rule book simply describes the Malle Moto class as a ‘challenge created for Bike and Quad Riders without ANY KIND OF SERVICE’. What that means exactly is that competitors have to do everything themselves. They ride their bikes, service and prepare their bikes, and receive no outside assistance throughout the event.
https://blog.ktm.com/lyndon-poskitt-...-of-the-dakar/
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