Friday, April 30, 2010

Meet Geoff King, The Best Loser

Hey Everyone,
I want to introduce you all to Geoff King. You've probably seen Geoff working the parts counter here at San Diego BMW Motorcycles. He's been working in motorcycle parts and accessories for over 20 years, has owned more than 30 motorcycles and is an accomplished WSMC racer in the late 1990's. He's racked up miles on motorcycles of every make and style around California and beyond. He's been president of the Red Hot Riders Honda Motorcycle Club. Point is Geoff has accomplished a LOT. Geoff has excelled at nearly ALL things motorcycle. I say "nearly" all things because as it turns out Geoff fails HARD at rally's.

Last weekend San Diego BMW Motorcycles in cooperation with San Diego Adventure Riders put on the 4th annual Lo-Cal 250 San Diego county rally. Geoff requested the time off to ride the event months ago so we arranged for him to ride the demo R1200GS. Geoff knows just about every road in the county and I expected, rightfully so, that he'd finish really well and make the shop proud. Turns out that I was wrong. If you finished the Lo-Cal you sucked less than Geoff. No single entrant into the Lo Cal 250 sucked as much as Geoff. Geoff sucked more at Rally than any other rally rider (including that dude on the Vespa). Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the absolute, no questions asked, zero exceptions, LAST PLACE FINISHER of the Lo-Cal 250:


  1. Some guy named Teddy said this long ago - and, if like me, you heard it again at recent movie show....

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

    Geoff has his victories and his defeats, he smart enough to treat those two imposters just the same - he's a good guy and unfortunately in this world good guys usually finish lucky to be his acquaintance and fortunate to be his friend.

  2. I seem to recall he finished in 2nd place in 2008. Geoff just abhors being average.

  3. Geoff was breaking in the demo gently... very, very gently!!

  4. The scooter... It wasn't even a Vespa It was some low end chinese or korean POS ridden 2up BY A GIRL!

  5. ...this must be where the keyboard heroes rule... Go Geoff, and go scooter girl!! You both took the challenge for a good cause.

  6. I'm pretty sure I overheard Geoff saying, "Somebody had to do it."