Sunday, 19 January 2014

GSB 2014 Day 1 Txts

Two words describe the riding on Day 1: Fast and Furious (OK then 3 words).

The complete absence of wind meant the riders rallied unimpeded through the vast Mackenzie countryside and on into the sleepy town of Twizel.

A late afternoon threat of rain didn't dampen spirits as riders forged on towards Flannagans Pass. A gentle (NOT) climb up to 1225 metres. Riders then pop out overlooking Lake Ohau and the Ohau Range with views up the Dobson and Hopkins Rivers.

A fast descent followed by a gentle cruise around the shores of Lake Ohau saw most achieve good times and progress on Day 1.

Txt messages just a little brief and perhaps dry like the conditions. Expect Day 2 to show a bit more emotion as another big climb and perhaps some wet feet liven things up.

Of course a beer at the infamous Vulcan Hotel in St. Bathans awaits the thirsty and brave!


Date: 18 January 2014 14:23
Subject: SMS with Craig Phillips

Twizel, town of trees... & groceries!

Date: 18 January 2014 14:23
Subject: SMS with Tristan Rawlence

Anja Tristan Geoff in twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 14:22
Subject: SMS with Brian Alder


Twizel tick.

Date: 18 January 2014 14:25
Subject: SMS with Debbie Chambers


1 Emma mccosh and Debbie chambers in twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 14:27
Subject: SMS with Darren The Psyclist Tatom


All goo

Date: 18 January 2014 14:29
Subject: SMS with stephen stealth mode butterworth

Twizel stephen butterworth

Date: 18 January 2014 14:29
Subject: SMS with Julian Jules Morton


At twizel. Dusty.

Date: 18 January 2014 14:28
Subject: SMS with Rob Harrow


Rojo at twiz

Date: 18 January 2014 14:31
Subject: SMS with Rob Davidson


In twizel ..
 Yahoo

Date: 18 January 2014 14:34
Subject: SMS with David Butler


David butler says hi from twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 14:36
Subject: SMS with Andrew Bichan


Andrew B  check in. The dust grey ghost.

Date: 18 January 2014 14:41
Subject: SMS with Jacqueline JackieO O'Hagan

At Twizel...barryn and Jackie. Happy...for now!:)

Subject: SMS with Peter Maindonald


Peter M checking in Twizel, all good

Date: 18 January 2014 14:53
Subject: SMS with Hamish Pedersen

Text in 1 twizel
 Great times top stir

Date: 18 January 2014 14:54
Subject: SMS with Matthew Hughes


Made it to twizel, would u mind changing the tracking note has me listed a a chick! :)

Date: 18 January 2014 14:55
Subject: SMS with Michael Hoogeveen


Twizel check in

Date: 18 January 2014 14:56
Subject: SMS with Ken Scotty Scott


At Twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 14:57
Subject: SMS with Marcus Smokey Peters


Marcus twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 15:05
Subject: SMS with Al Gribble


Leg One All Done

Date: 18 January 2014 15:07
Subject: SMS with Thomas Cube2 Ekholm


tbomas ekholm and julie williams in twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 15:09
Subject: SMS with Dan van Asch


Dan v a in twirl. Jasper v d l here too

Date: 18 January 2014 15:12
Subject: SMS with Lisa Phelan


Inhaling carrot cake in twizel. Awesome riding! Off to omarama we go. Lisa phelan and paul chaplow

Date: 18 January 2014 15:14
Subject: SMS with Barryn Westfield


All good so far, nothing a new rear tire from the town of trees didn't fix

Date: 18 January 2014 15:14
Subject: SMS with Glenn Heenan


So far so good.

Date: 18 January 2014 15:15
Subject: SMS with Trevor Woodward


Just managed to resist a beer at twizel Trevor and jill

Date: 18 January 2014 15:16
Subject: SMS with Jason Brown


Check in Twizle. Lovely section with views of Aoraki. Cheers

Date: 18 January 2014 15:16
Subject: SMS with Nathan Mawkes


Nathan, in Twizel  Restocked ready to go

Date: 18 January 2014 15:16
Subject: SMS with Justin Maxwell

One down

Date: 18 January 2014 15:19
Subject: SMS with Richard Davies


Richie Davies in twizel. Nice to have the prologue done! Omarama tonight

Date: 2014/1/18
Subject: SMS with Stewart Thomas


Stew T twizelling in twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 15:22
Subject: SMS with Andy Jones


Andy Jones. Twizel  @ 3pm
Date: 18 January 2014 15:24
Subject: SMS with Michael Greaves


Twizel check one.

Date: 18 January 2014 15:27
Subject: SMS with Dave Fleming


We made it to twizel. Yay

Date: 18 January 2014 15:45
Subject: SMS with Jonathon Jarrett


In tekapo. All good. Jon Jarratt

Date: 18 January 2014 15:52
Subject: SMS with Dave Cooper


Made it to twizel....

Date: 18 January 2014 15:52
Subject: SMS with Dirk Naish


Made it to twizel. Feeling good so far. Dirk

Date: 18 January 2014 15:54
Subject: SMS with Neil Locke


Have arrived in Twizel.  Heading out for the saddle.  Still keeping my stick on the ice.

Date: 18 January 2014 16:09
Subject: SMS with gordon macdonald


In Twizel:&

Date: 18 January 2014 16:22
Subject: SMS with Donna Brown


Mel jarratt and Donna brown in twizel,  having something to eat before we tackle flannagans pass

Date: 18 January 2014 17:06
Subject: SMS with Stuart Banks


Stu Banks checking at Twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 17:21
Subject: SMS with Olly Powell


Excelent day. Great view. T & O Powell

Date: 18 January 2014 14:12
Subject: SMS with Cliff Clermont


From Twizal

Date: 18 January 2014 20:49
Subject: SMS with Cliff Clermont


Cliff C. In Omarama. I stopped to eat again and get a bed time snack.... Hope to reach and find hut with other riders.

Date: 18 January 2014 14:33
Subject: SMS with +64221630976


Checking in. Bike has white walls now! Cheers Ollie

Date: 18 January 2014 14:35
Subject: SMS with Jason McAvoy

Twizel: Awesome ride to here! Can't help but want to ring Moe's Tavern and ask for Ivana.... Ivana Twizel ;) #dadjoke

Date: 18 January 2014 21:14
Subject: SMS with Jason McAvoy


Omarama: Not sure what was better, the choc chop cookie the size of my head from Lake Ohoa Lodge or the final 20km being downhill with a raging tailwind
#winning

Date: 18 January 2014 14:30
Subject: SMS with Michael Michi Speck


Michi has arrived in twizel:-)
Date: 18 January 2014 21:18
Subject: SMS with Michael Michi Speck


Michi dealing to a beef burger in omarama:-)

Date: 18 January 2014 14:33
Subject: SMS with David Rae


In twizel.... Spots of rain!

Date: 18 January 2014 21:19
Subject: SMS with David Rae


In omarama. Stopped for the night
Date: 18 January 2014 14:23
Subject: SMS with Andrew Pooh McLellan


Twizel

Date: 18 January 2014 21:34
Subject: SMS with Andrew Pooh McLellan


Omarama

Date: 18 January 2014 15:15
Subject: SMS with Mark Mark Minehan


Mark minehan checking in.twizel
Date: 18 January 2014 22:05
Subject: SMS with Mark Mark Minehan


Mark minehan checking in.omarama

Date: 18 January 2014 22:33
Subject: SMS with Mary McT McBride


Made it to ohau.  Eating like kings here (maybe not like dave king) crank is fabulous :-)  thanks mary and grig

Date: 18 January 2014 14:57
Subject: SMS with Steve Gwilliam


At tw. All ok fast

Date: 18 January 2014 23:28
Subject: SMS with Steve Gwilliam


Just made omarama. Nice wind to blows us in

Date: 19 January 2014 00:19
Subject: SMS with Paul Chaplow


Leisurely dinner at Ohau lodge makes for late arrival in omarama!

Date: 18 January 2014 15:14
Subject: SMS with Wendy Raich


Ian and wendy checking in at twizel after a very pleasant leg 1. No wind and good views!


Date: 19 January 2014 00:19
Subject: SMS with Wendy Raich


Ian and wendy checking in at omarama. We weren't coming this far but one of the groups at ohau lodge gave us their booking and the comfort appealed. I hope
the cafes open niceand early


Date: 18 January 2014 15:13
Subject: SMS with Courtney Shinn


In Twizel town !!! This ride is RAD!!

Date: 18 January 2014 23:54
Subject: SMS with Courtney Shinn


Just rolled into omarama. Epic HAB today but unbelievable views and a Glorious night ride!!! With AL gribble.

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