A couple of weeks ago, I posted on social media that I was seriously considering giving in to the urges of my nascent midlife crisis and investing in an adventure motorcycle. A friend suggested, amid the “which bike is best” debate, that I take the time to watch the Races to Places YouTube series starring Lyndon Poskitt, a man who requires no introduction to many adventure bike riders. Herewith is an introduction for you: four-wheelers.
A qualified aerospace engineer, Lyndon has been building and racing motorcycles since childhood and, after a health scare in 2013, decided it was time for a life change. Lyndon is not a man who does things in half measures; he sold almost everything he owned, built a custom KTM 690 Rally, named Basil after his grandfather, kissed his doting parents goodbye, and set off to travel the world on two wheels. At the outset, he committed to filming the adventure and participating in rallies as he traveled because “life’s too short” (quoted from a 2022 Adventure Bike Rider interview). Since departure, Lyndon and a small team have published hundreds of engaging travel videos (15 seasons!) that have improved steadily over the years in content and quality; you do not have to be an adventure bike fan to appreciate this extended and engaging overland journey.
In the latest video, Lyndon, who travels light and skillfully, is joined by a friend, and they venture into the Icelandic highlands. There, they ride and hike to the stunning Lake Askja and traverse through some of the most secluded areas, riding over vast lava fields that stretch into the horizon. Warning: it is very easy to get hooked on this series; kiss your weekends and evenings goodbye.
YouTube: Lyndon Poskitt
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