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dpifko 02-14-2013 05:09 PM

Pyndon in San Francisco, Friday, April 5th
 
For everyone in the SF Bay Area, now's your chance to say congrats, hi and "how the hell did you do that" to Pyndon.

If you've ever thought about doing the Baja, other rallies, or even the Dakar, come hear Lyndon Poskitt and Dave Peckham talk. An ADVRider regular (Pyndon), this aerospace engineer from the UK spent years doing increasingly difficult rallies (including the Baja 100) until he could compete in the big one. This year, in his first time out, he not only finished the race, but placed a respectable 46th. All of that in spite of a serious crash and a lower fork that split in two and that he fixed with zip ties and JB Weld. He sounds like a bright guy and an entertaining speaker, so come check it out.

I'm lending a hand to Pyndon in organizing the San Francisco stop on his US tour (he's also stopping in Colorado and on the East Coast). He's going to be talking and showing cool pics and video at the new Piston & Chain Motorcycle Club in SF. If his Rally Raidio call-ins are any indication, it'll be an awesomely fun and informative session.

Dave Peckham from
Rally Management Services is also going to be there in case some of you want to take the next step in training.

NEW: GET YOUR SPOT NOW - CLICK HERE

Date: Friday, April 5th
Time: 7:00-10:15 p.m.-ish. Talk will start no later than 7:15.
Location: Piston & Chain Motorcycle Club, 1285 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/PNHWa – yes, it's been converted into a real motorcycle club. See http://pistonandchain.com/
Cost: $20
Maximum number of people: TBD, but in the 100-125 range.

We expect to have a full house, and we'd really appreciate an advance head count for planning chairs and snacks, so please get your tix now.

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Pyndon is trying to recover some of his Dakar costs and the cost of his trip over here, so we'll help him out by charging $20 (reduced from $25). If he can bring some gear we'll hold a raffle too.

For the .00001% of you who haven't heard of Pyndon, he's an ADVrider regular who:
  • Mortgaged it big time, and spent years building up his skills going to the Baja 1000 and others
  • Finished (FINISHED!) the 2013 Dakar, as a privateer, without factory sponsorship
  • Placed in 46th position overall
  • Placed 9th in one stage, the highest ranking by a Brit in 13 years
  • Did all of this on his own bike, with his father as his mechanic and star of his support team
  • 1700 posts worth of background at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777301



Looking forward to seeing you there,

Daniel

:dealGET YOUR TICKETS - CLICK HERE :deal

dpifko 02-14-2013 09:29 PM

I know the venue is the least of your concerns, but here's the renovated interior. Interesting view of the bikes, and it should be enough room for everyone.

http://dpifko.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG_1757-M.jpg

DeepSea 02-15-2013 07:04 AM

Very cool.
 
Assuming my work schedule cooperates, will definitely go.

Two questions:

What's the parking situation? SF can be a bear in that regard.

Will we need to be present for the raffle? If not, I'll buy my ticket in advance and chance being able to make it.:ear

Thanks,
Steve

dpifko 02-15-2013 10:10 AM

Pyndon in person in San Francisco to talk about his Dakar run
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DeepSea (Post 20731216)
Assuming my work schedule cooperates, will definitely go.

Two questions:

What's the parking situation? SF can be a bear in that regard.

Will we need to be present for the raffle? If not, I'll buy my ticket in advance and chance being able to make it.:ear

Thanks,
Steve

Not sure yet about the parking, but I'd be willing to move it a bit later so spots are more ticket-free (and to make it easier for people to get to after work). I'll scope the area for lots. There's a ton of bike parking due to narrow slots between driveways all along Folsom.

Raffle details to follow later. Personally, I'm there for the stories :evil.

Daniel

DeepSea 02-15-2013 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dpifko (Post 20732650)
There's a ton of bike parking due to narrow slots between driveways all along Folsom.

Good to hear. Parking (and people) keeps me out of the city for most things.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dpifko (Post 20732650)
Raffle details to follow later. Personally, I'm there for the stories :evil.

Daniel

Thanks for doing this. Yes definitely there MORE for the stories. The raffle is just icing on the cake. Until I hit the lotto, work dictates my fun time.

dmasters458 02-15-2013 11:26 AM

I plan on attending.

YetiGS 02-15-2013 11:27 AM

I've got to be in Fresno that morning. That's only three hours from Fresno... :evil

dpifko 02-15-2013 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YetiGS (Post 20733114)
I've got to be in Fresno that morning. That's only three hours from Fresno... :evil

Yeah, that's pretty much just a warm-up liaison before you hit the special ;-).

DaveRMS 02-15-2013 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dpifko (Post 20727879)
Dave Peckham from Rally Management Services is also going to be there...

I'm really looking forward to it, and getting to hang with Lyndon when we both don't have too much else on our minds.

Here are some snaps I took of Lyndon at the Dakar.

I should be bringing down a fully Dakar-spec'd rally bike as well.

Dave

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-h...-hJjs3s8-M.jpg

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-S...-SCj5467-M.jpg

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3...-3QCVWn4-M.jpg

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3...-3TzhX44-M.jpg

dpifko 02-15-2013 11:55 AM

Quote:

I should be bringing down a fully Dakar-spec'd rally bike as well.
Can we raffle it off?

:rofl

We can certainly bring it in or even put it up on a lift for easier, better lit ogling.

Sundog 02-16-2013 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GSNorCal (Post 20733257)
I'm really looking forward to it, and getting to hang with Lyndon when we both don't have too much else on our minds.

Here are some snaps I took of Lyndon at the Dakar.

I should be bringing down a fully Dakar-spec'd rally bike as well.

Dave

I'll come. A few blocks from work.

Dave, did you get the bike you were talking about?

DaveRMS 02-16-2013 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sundog (Post 20740701)
I'll come. A few blocks from work.

Dave, did you get the bike you were talking about?

It should be collected in AZ tomorrow and on it's way!

boney 02-16-2013 06:06 PM

I'm interested but it's too far out to make plans.

BTW, McAfee says your site exhibits risky behavior. For all I know it's running around without a raincoat, but you may want to have a look at it.

DaddyBigDaddy 02-17-2013 11:20 AM

Who's
 
I'm in!

I'd come just to check out the "club House" and may have to join! The place looks way cool!

Rode w Lyndon on a couple of KTM rally's when Scott Hardon was leading them.....he was faster on a 950A than I was on my 950SE and saw his wicked burn out at the end of the Baja 1000 a few years back

Hope my 98 620 Rally is ready by then and I can ride it over from Orinda

nomad guy 02-18-2013 07:36 PM

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