Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Day 5 Afternoon Txt Update

Big day under the big Central Otago sun. Morning mist kept things cool for the earlier starters but it burned off late morning over Rough Ridge and The Rock and Pillar Range.  Simply vast views and vast distance to cover. A challenge when you can see 40km across the valley to the road you will be climbing later in the day ;-)

Bit quiet on the Txt front, felling a bit forgotten as several have passed through checkpoints without checking in. Looks like it is serious time with head down and kms to grind out. Hope they are still enjoying the scenery.

SMS with Arran Pearson
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:54:55
Chowin down on fat boy brekky in Alex, A hut was lovely to stay in and I got to ride in snow

SMS with jenny cossey
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:15:52
Great shooting stars last night at my bivy on nevis road. Mitilda did not like highway 6 pm hitched to lumsden.

SMS with Dirk Naish
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:15:54
Arrived at middlemarch. Nice overcast day

SMS with Phillip Pickering
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:16:05
Hi David , making good progress, now in Alex.

SMS with Hugh Calder
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:17:10
Arrived Alex for a good coffee at last. Had a close Dodge of the Nevis. Phew. Did Millenium trail instead. 

SMS with gordon macdonald
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:17:11
Stopped 4 a spot o lunch at middlemarch

SMS with Sandra Appleby
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:17:13
Made it to Alex, as if by magic! Picnic pedalers still going strong.

SMS with Nic Kelly
Date:  Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:18:56
My tracker playing up. Tried new batteries fr torch but apparently not tracking.

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