Friday, 24 January 2014

GSB 2014 Day 6 Txts

Well one word sums up day 6 of the 2014 Great Southern Brevet: Wind!

Some battled a headwind to push on through to Tekapo while others enjoyed a tailwind to drive them up the Maniototo Plain (reaching 60 kph in sections rolling along Deep Creek Road).

Although chilly at Lake Onlsow, once over the crest of the hill the temperature rose by 5 degrees and the wind was full on the back driving them to Ranfurly. A large contingent again bunched up on the Art Deco Capital of the south.

Some settled for Naseby for the night while others pushed on for the luxury of the Danseys Pass Coach Inn. And a few even bypass all comforts to have a final night out under the stars along Danseys Pass.


Date: 23 January 2014 09:36
Subject: SMS with Matty Graham

Have left spot jst inside back door (was open). Thanks so much for organising such a great event. It was a very challenging ride through some amazing places!

Date: 23 January 2014 10:04
Subject: SMS with stephen stealth mode butterworth

Having poridge in Kurow nice head wind today

Date: 23 January 2014 12:05
Subject: SMS with Nathan Mawkes

Nathan, in Ranfurly, had a great ride down from lake Onslow

Date: 23 January 2014 12:08
Subject: SMS with Andrew Bichan

Andrew B checking in from ranfurly.  One minor excursion over the handle bars, slight damage to the pride.

Date: 23 January 2014 13:56
Subject: SMS with Debbie Chambers

Debbie and Emma in kurow - coffee and panini time - one leg to go - looks massive

Date: 23 January 2014 13:56
Subject: SMS with Michael Hoogeveen

Ranferly check in

Date: 23 January 2014 13:56
Subject: SMS with Dave Cooper

In ranfurly.

Date: 23 January 2014 13:57
Subject: SMS with Richard Davies

Richie davies - kurow. Headwind about as welcome as a bacon buttie at a bar mitsvah

Date: 23 January 2014 13:57
Subject: SMS with Ken Scotty Scott

In Kurow. Will push on

Date: 23 January 2014 13:57
Subject: SMS with Julian Jules Morton

At kurow.

Date: 23 January 2014 13:57
Subject: SMS with Trevor Woodward

Jill Jo and trevor refueling in ranfurly

Date: 23 January 2014 13:57
Subject: SMS with Cliff Clermont

Cliff C. Finished. Is anyone said a thing about the wind?

Date: 23 January 2014 14:05
Subject: SMS with Steve Gwilliam

At ranfurly. Nice wind! Shit straight roads!

Date: 23 January 2014 14:24
Subject: SMS with Brian Alder

Dave , Anja dropped off our spots in town. Thanks for making this happen.  Hardest & best  thing i've done for years . Brian

Date: 23 January 2014 14:26
Subject: SMS with Michael Michi Speck

Michi in kurow, onwards to tekapo...  can I order a tailwind to go?

Date: 23 January 2014 14:42
Subject: SMS with Stuart Banks

Stu Banks withdrawn

Date: 23 January 2014 15:06
Subject: SMS with Lisa Phelan

Phew. Arrived in ranfurly after what felt like an unfeasibly tough first climb out of roxburgh. The pains of day six! Digging deep...and still loving you dave ;) lisa and paul

Date: 23 January 2014 15:16
Subject: SMS with Marcus Smokey Peters

marcus in Kurow sheltering from the southerly

Date: 23 January 2014 15:26
Subject: SMS with Thomas Cube2 Ekholm

Julie. Ranfurly eating new favorite food mousetraps.  Wild thyme on knobby range y.day.

Date: 23 January 2014 15:33
Subject: SMS with kevin mojo moginie

Kevin Marcus and Peter have arrived in kurow  we took out Dansay's pass on under 1 hour

Date: 23 January 2014 15:34
Subject: SMS with Peter Pedro Keller

Pedro in Kurow  Wow!

Date: 23 January 2014 16:08
Subject: SMS with David Butler

Tekapo check in. Hooray.

Date: 23 January 2014 16:24
Subject: SMS with kevin mojo moginie

Got accommodation thanks

Date: 23 January 2014 16:50
Subject: SMS with Greg Thurlow

Ranfurly.great tailwind over from roxburgh.trails of naseby await...

Date: 23 January 2014 17:01
Subject: SMS with stephen stealth mode butterworth

So good to have a headwind for 9 hrs on the last day woo hoo Tekapo

Date: 23 January 2014 17:17
Subject: SMS with Paul and Diana Conner

Got to feel lucky to have the wind on your back.  In Ranfurly having a cuppa

Date: 23 January 2014 17:30
Subject: SMS with Michael Greaves

Naseby and back on track. Front coming through, getting a bit damp at the minute. Michael.

Date: 23 January 2014 17:30
Subject: SMS with Jonathon Jarrett

Jon and Mel Jarratt and Donna Brown checking in from Alex. All good

Date: 23 January 2014 17:31
Subject: SMS with Michael Greaves

Sanest wind assisted climb (blown up). In duntroon great day. Kurow bound. Michael.

Date: 23 January 2014 18:05
Subject: SMS with Dirk Naish

Made it to ranf├╣rly

Date: 23 January 2014 18:10
Subject: SMS with Wendy Raich

Ian and wendy checking in from ranfurly. Slow day with drive train and puncture problems for us. Beautiful in the linnburn area

Date: 2014/1/23
Subject: SMS with David Butler

Done!



Date: 23 January 2014 18:24
Subject: SMS with Jason McAvoy

Tekapo: That was the hardest thing I have ever done. Challenging but rewarding. Now time to EAT!!

Date: 23 January 2014 18:35
Subject: SMS with Jasper van der Lingen

Jasper and dan in ranfurly heading to naseby for a beer

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Stewart Thomas

Back on course option A   Camping up at kurrow. First tail wind of the week today. Yeah!

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Julian Jules Morton

Finished at 7.55 at tekapo. Yay.

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Glenn Heenan

Arrived Ranfurly. Great day biking. Tailwind was pretty helpful. The pub I'm staying in makes a cut lunch- excellent!

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Ken Scotty Scott

Finished. Hard last bit into wind. Where can I drop off the tracker. Thanks for a great week

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Nathan Mawkes

Nathan, in Kurow, had a great ride with strong tail winds alot of the way

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Steve Gwilliam

Kurow pub. Awesome ride up from Ran. Steve

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Michael Michi Speck

Yeah boi, sweet home tekapo:-)  time for a warm shower and a home cook meal:-) Michi signing out:-)

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Justin Maxwell

Kurow for more food.

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Michael Greaves

Kurow check. Final push from duntroon block head/crosswind. Smelling tekapo now.

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Keith Payne

Finally in Alex. Got chased by a sleet storm all the way along the Nevis. Legs fell off halfway through the day. Not sure what happened!

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Debbie Chambers

Debbie and Emma done and dusted - awesome journey - thanks

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Richard Davies

Rd - tekapo. Dave thanks for all the trials and tribulations to get us to the startline to then have our own trials and tribulations. Headwind home not the least of them! Richard

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Ken Scotty Scott

1qq

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Michael Hoogeveen

Kurow check in.

Date: 23 January 2014 22:45
Subject: SMS with Andrew Bichan

Andrew B checking in from kurow. Great tail wind up Danseys and steak dinner at the Kurow pub. Quite a few in tonight and the tactics have already started.

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