Tuesday, 21 January 2014

GSB 2014 Day 4 Txts

Another great Central Otago day (although many went into northern Southland).  A bit hot and dusty for those coming out of Walter Peak and Mavora Lakes to Mossburn.  Cooler and pleasant condtions in the Nevis.

A large bunch (20+ riders) converged on the thriving metropolis of  Garsten (pop:106, altitude:304m).

With few rooms in the inn, many headed up to the Historic Ski Hut on the Hector Mountains above Garsten. It would have the busiest night has seen since 1954, 17 weary cyclists in a 10 bunk hut.

Date: 21 January 2014 08:05
Subject: SMS with Michael Michi Speck

Michi now in mossburn

Date: 21 January 2014 08:28
Subject: SMS with Dan van Asch

Dan and Jasper at Queenstown wharf. Left for the other side already.

Date: 21 January 2014 08:29
Subject: SMS with Debbie Chambers

Debbie and Emma in mossburn

Date: 21 January 2014 08:37
Subject: SMS with Jenny Cossey

At fresh choice supermarket after a night in a man shed with boxing photos on the walls,the best shower clean clothes and

Date: 21 January 2014 08:56
Subject: SMS with Michael Hoogeveen

Queenstn check in.

Date: 21 January 2014 08:56
Subject: SMS with Wendy Raich

Ian and wendy checking in from the queenstown bakery. Thank you to dave for the company on the push and ride yesterday

Date: 21 January 2014 09:04
Subject: SMS with Justin Maxwell

One more done.  Somewhat steep

Date: 21 January 2014 09:23
Subject: SMS with Ken Scotty Scott

Oops.Breakfast in Five Rivers. All good.

Date: 21 January 2014 09:53
Subject: SMS with Marcus Smokey Peters

Marcus munted in Mossburn

Date: 21 January 2014 10:15
Subject: SMS with Jason Brown

Check in Queenstown

Date: 21 January 2014 10:16
Subject: SMS with Andy Jones

Checking out of Queenstown

Date: 21 January 2014 10:33
Subject: SMS with Debbie Chambers

In garston having breaky - coffee and sandwiches -

Date: 21 January 2014 10:38
Subject: SMS with Keith Payne

Keith payne in Wanaka

Date: 21 January 2014 11:02
Subject: SMS with Courtney Shinn

Courtney And Al Check In Just Got Off Ferry

Date: 21 January 2014 11:19
Subject: SMS with Michael Michi Speck

Michi in garston, ready for pain:-)

Date: 21 January 2014 11:54
Subject: SMS with Cliff Clermont

Cliff C.  In Alex just in time. Ugg.  Colleen calling u has proven to be difficult. I hope all is well at home with everyone.  Cruel wake up climb those were!

Date: 21 January 2014 11:57
Subject: SMS with Geof Blance

Geof and Cliff at Alex.... No comment ....

Date: 21 January 2014 12:41
Subject: SMS with Lisa Phelan

Sipping cups of tea in mossburn. Oh my, how civilised! Turned tracker on a little late but all well and good. Highlight of the day was shepherding hundreds of sheep so we could ride on through! Lisa and Paul

Date: 21 January 2014 12:53
Subject: SMS with Jo Jojo Forbes

Jo, trev, Jill, Barron & jacks having greasy chicken in mossburn

Date: 21 January 2014 13:12
Subject: SMS with Dirk Naish

In mossburn after a cool ride past mavora  lakes

Date: 21 January 2014 14:26
Subject: SMS with Andrew Bichan

Andrew B checking in from Mossburrrrn. Vonderful travelling this morning.

Date: 21 January 2014 14:32
Subject: SMS with Steve Gwilliam

Julie Thomas Andrew Steve at Mossburn. 1x blow out and sheep. All good

Date: 21 January 2014 15:22
Subject: SMS with Dan van Asch

Dan and Jasper in Mossburn. Back of the racing standing order # 11: when faced with 112 km of hot, dusty, straight road put the Morale Chairman on standby. Best milkshake ever at Bracken Hall cafe!

Date: 21 January 2014 15:56
Subject: SMS with Michael Hoogeveen

Moss burn check in

Date: 21 January 2014 15:56
Subject: SMS with Matthew Hughes

Q town and mossburn done!! Ow yeah feeling great! Who new :) day 4 is a good one.

Date: 21 January 2014 16:06
Subject: SMS with Dave Cooper


Made it to mossburn

Date: 21 January 2014 16:32
Subject: SMS with Greg Thurlow

Mossburn.greg .mary on the train from Walter peak...awesome views..


Date: 21 January 2014 16:37
Subject: SMS with Hamish Pedersen

Text in five mossburn

Date: 21 January 2014 17:01
Subject: SMS with Oliver Ollie Hutchison


Checking in. Nice ride over the Nevis great conditions!

Date: 21 January 2014 17:21
Subject: SMS with Stewart Thomas

Nice ride down to miss burn all going well

Date: 21 January 2014 17:21
Subject: SMS with Michael Greaves

Mossburn check. Record time. Head wind all the way.

Date: 21 January 2014 17:25
Subject: SMS with Cliff Clermont


Cliff C. In Rox. Will try and call wife.

Date: 21 January 2014 17:26
Subject: SMS with Courtney Shinn

Courtney And Al At Mossburn.al Phone Flat .gravel Road Headwind Day But Glad There Were No Mountains To Climb

Date: 21 January 2014 17:26
Subject: SMS with Jason Brown

Check in Mossburn

Date: 21 January 2014 17:27
Subject: SMS with Matty Graham

Ranfurly. Matty graham.

Date: 21 January 2014 17:35
Subject: SMS with Justin Maxwell

Mossburn for more food

Date: 21 January 2014 17:37
Subject: SMS with Wendy Raich

Ian and Wendy checking in ay mossburn. Easiest section so far but mechanicals every few km

Date: 21 January 2014 17:41
Subject: SMS with Jonathon Jarrett

Jon and Mel Jarratt and Donna Brown in Queenstown. Sweet track on the crown range.

Date: 21 January 2014 17:50
Subject: SMS with Richard Davies

Richie davies - in alex on my mini-tour

Date: 21 January 2014 17:53
Subject: SMS with Stuart Banks

Stu Banks, feeling the pain in Queenstown.

Date: 21 January 2014 17:55
Subject: SMS with Glenn Heenan

Just left mossburn- all gd.

Date: 21 January 2014 18:01
Subject: SMS with Jenny Cossey

Mossburn dairy

Date: 21 January 2014 18:52
Subject: SMS with Jason McAvoy


Alexandra: Leaving Mossburn before any shops opened was a mistake. Riding 150km on one bag of Jelly Beans and a Coke was tough! Hardest day on the bike, ever.

Date: 21 January 2014 19:43
Subject: SMS with Brian Alder

At ranfurly. Long way thru lake onslow. Burger time

Date: 21 January 2014 19:56
Subject: SMS with Anja McDonald

Arrived Ranfurly with T Dog, Phelps and Brian. Composed a haiku to distract myself from the pain... Olly Whalley. Has nethers made of leather. Olly Whalley

Date: 21 January 2014 20:01
Subject: SMS with Craig Phillips

Ranfurly! By the way, public loos in Roxy are a must see, super hi tech, probably built by NASA.or maybe I've just had a sheltered life?


Date: 21 January 2014 20:08
Subject: SMS with gordon macdonald


Mossburn is me for the night

Date: 21 January 2014 20:13
Subject: SMS with Michael Greaves

Garston check. Long day.

Date: 21 January 2014 20:15
Subject: SMS with Justin Maxwell

Pub for resupply

Date: 21 January 2014 20:19
Subject: SMS with Rob Davidson

Made Alex.. having breathing problems (not just on the big hills:-)) will see doc and work out what to do. Should be fine..


Date: 21 January 2014 20:33
Subject: SMS with stephen stealth mode butterworth

Hving pasta and beer monteiths bar Alexandra

Date: 21 January 2014 20:34
Subject: SMS with stephen stealth mode butterworth

Tough day out + taking wrong turn to cromwell extra 40km

Date: 21 January 2014 20:38
Subject: SMS with Wendy Raich

Ian and wendy checking in from garston.

Date: 21 January 2014 20:52
Subject: SMS with Dave Fleming

Checking in from Garston

Date: 21 January 2014 21:00
Subject: SMS with Michael Michi Speck

Michi in Clyde, pre texting my Alex text in, epic day, very hunger and saw:-)

Date: 21 January 2014 21:47
Subject: SMS with Jenny Cossey

Under the willow trees by the river in Garston

Date: 21 January 2014 22:04
Subject: SMS with Ken Scotty Scott

In Alex. Long hard day

Date: 21 January 2014 22:18
Subject: SMS with David Butler

Alex check in. Bit tricky up above Clyde. Ended up in Cromwell and did an extra 40 odd ks into a brutal headwind. Sounds like I am not alone, so watch out riders without GPS (mine died a few days ago). Cheers dave

Date: 21 January 2014 22:30
Subject: SMS with Paul and Diana Conner

After two flats near Mavora lakes the bike still wants to keep going. Busting out of garston and going to see if there is room at the next inn. It may bea little crowded!

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