Sunday, 19 January 2014

GSB 2014 Day 2 Txts

A Day of Contrast(s)

The calm, windless peace of Day 1 was replaced by the steady drone of the wind. Tough going into it but at your back you could hit 50 kph!

The front runners saw rain while others mostly contended with the strong winds. Late in the day the rain stopped and the wind died down allowing many to make a last minute dash to clock up valuable kilometers.

The evening finished with a brilliant sunset over the mountains surrounding Wanaka.

A few issues with equipment saw some riders make a beeline for the bike shops of Wanaka. Hopefully all will be able to start again tomorrow.

For those within striking distance of Wanaka the biggest climb and highest point of the ride awaits. And after that comes the challenge of making the last sailing of the day of the Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu. Not an easy task with many having clocked up 200+ kilometers today. The wise choice may be a good day out in the hills and a good rest in Queenstown for the morning sailing of the Earnslaw on Tuesday perhaps?

Date: 19 January 2014 08:24
Subject: SMS with Dan van Asch

DvA in omarama for breakfast.

Date: 19 January 2014 08:56
Subject: SMS with Trevor Woodward

Breakfast at omarama very windy

Date: 2014/1/19
Subject: SMS with Rob Harrow

Rojo at omarama

Date: 19 January 2014 09:02
Subject: SMS with Jacqueline JackieO O'Hagan

At omarama...tucking into brekkie!:) barryn and jackie. P.s. Can u turn off the wind?

Date: 19 January 2014 09:24
Subject: SMS with Jenny Cossey

Four square second hobbit breakfast

Date: 19 January 2014 09:25
Subject: SMS with Stewart Thomas

At the big O with feed bag on

Date: 19 January 2014 09:31
Subject: SMS with Keith Payne

Keith payne checking in from shortys in twizel. Left the church at 4:15am.

Date: 19 January 2014 09:33
Subject: SMS with Michael Greaves

Omarama check two. Michael Greaves.

Date: 19 January 2014 09:34
Subject: SMS with Justin Maxwell

Omarama for breakfast

Date: 19 January 2014 10:25
Subject: SMS with Mary McT McBride

In omarama.  Mary & grig

Date: 19 January 2014 10:25
Subject: SMS with Greg Thurlow

Omarama .stress free morning ...nice Sunday to cruise thru...

Date: 19 January 2014 10:47
Subject: SMS with Neil Locke

Have arrived in Omarama. Still keeping my stick on the ice.


Date: 19 January 2014 11:30
Subject: SMS with Craig Phillips

Fine in Tarras right now, food gr8

Date: 19 January 2014 11:46
Subject: SMS with Darren The Psyclist Tatom

Darren at st bathans.good morning

Date: 19 January 2014 12:29
Subject: SMS with Matty Graham

Wanaka. Matty g.

Date: 19 January 2014 12:48
Subject: SMS with Andrew Bichan

Andrew B @ St Bs. After negotiating the bumps of the Mamamamanuherekikikikikia

Date: 19 January 2014 12:54
Subject: SMS with Ken Scotty Scott

At St Bathans

Date: 19 January 2014 13:03
Subject: SMS with gordon macdonald

Cheers Dave,
Have just got to Omarama, feeling better today:-)

Date: 19 January 2014 13:24
Subject: SMS with Andrew Pooh McLellan

Stbathans

Date: 19 January 2014 13:53
Subject: SMS with Stuart Banks

Checking in at Omarama.

Date: 19 January 2014 14:20
Subject: SMS with Lisa Phelan

Left st bathans a wee while ago after inserting multiple toasted sandwiches in mouth. Having fun in the wind as we head onwards. Stunning riding again! :) lisa and

paul

Date: 19 January 2014 14:51
Subject: SMS with Courtney Shinn

Courtney and AL left st bathans at 230, crazy wind eeeeeekkk

Date: 19 January 2014 15:55
Subject: SMS with Craig Phillips

In Wanaka, big NW today.here with the crew of 6

Date: 19 January 2014 15:56
Subject: SMS with Cliff Clermont


Cliff.C. In Wanaka rain.

Date: 19 January 2014 15:59
Subject: SMS with Brian Alder

At wanaka. All ok getting bikes fixed. Brian a

Date: 19 January 2014 15:59
Subject: SMS with Anja McDonald

Geof Anja and Tristan just arrived in Wanaka. Strong head wind to contend with from the bottom of Thompsons. Glad to be here!

Date: 19 January 2014 17:11
Subject: SMS with stephen stealth mode butterworth

St Bathans for lunch at Vulcan yum yum then had an awesome head wind to teras

Date: 19 January 2014 17:12
Subject: SMS with Jason Brown

Check in St Bathans. Cheers

Date: 19 January 2014 17:41
Subject: SMS with Debbie Chambers

Debbie and Emma in wanaka

Date: 19 January 2014 18:32
Subject: SMS with stephen stealth mode butterworth

Short route to wanaka tire is had it

Date: 19 January 2014 18:53
Subject: SMS with stephen stealth mode butterworth


Didnt make the shortcut... Shredded outside airport

Date: 19 January 2014 18:57
Subject: SMS with Andrew Pooh McLellan

Pulling the plug at tarras cos of bad dehydration and vomiting   will try for a lift to wanaka  for the night


Date: 19 January 2014 19:27
Subject: SMS with Jacqueline JackieO O'Hagan

At st bathans.... Seriously that wind is something else! Barryn & Jackie.

Date: 19 January 2014 20:30
Subject: SMS with Dirk Naish

Made it to wanaka. My rear derailer broke so i had to make the bike a single speed, then rode via lindis pass. Hope to get bike repaired in wanaka.

Date: 19 January 2014 20:30
Subject: SMS with Matty Graham

Queenstown. Jst on water taxi

Date: 19 January 2014 20:52
Subject: SMS with Rob Davidson


Made wanaka... Eaten.. charged.. heading on:-)

Date: 19 January 2014 21:19
Subject: SMS with Olly Powell


Great ride 2 omarama. We decide 2 pull out. We turn off our spot tracker. T & o powell

Date: 19 January 2014 21:20
Subject: SMS with Oliver Ollie Hutchison

Hey sorry I missed the 2d check in but no reception to be had... Having burger in Hawea now then on for a late one to Wanaka. Wind was killer this arvo!

Date: 19 January 2014 21:31
Subject: SMS with David Rae

In wanaka for the night. David Rae

Date: 19 January 2014 21:48
Subject: SMS with Richard Davies

Richie davies - checking in from hillside on clutha side of thompsons gorge and tucking in to cold toasted sammies from st bathans

Date: 19 January 2014 21:57
Subject: SMS with Darren The Psyclist Tatom

Big day fantastic end doing the wanaka loop. Hope to get tracking up and running tonight

Date: 19 January 2014 21:59
Subject: SMS with Bruno Geldermans


Bruno: rolled into wanaka … the evening light over the lake (momentarily) made me forget that my arse was on fire

Date: 19 January 2014 22:04
Subject: SMS with Michael Greaves

Bottom of gorge rd. good two climbs today. Michael Greaves.

Date: 19 January 2014 22:37
Subject: SMS with Marcus Smokey Peters

Marcus wanaka

Date: 19 January 2014 23:53
Subject: SMS with Oliver Ollie Hutchison

Checking in. G'day from Wanaka. Great night ride in from Hawea long old day though. Cheers Ollie

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