Monday, 18 January 2016

Busy day on the Pisa Range

The hardy remaining souls on the GSB 2016 continue their relentless journey, sounds too tough, perhaps their ongoing adventure with the Pisa Range Crossing. Pretty much a straight up, straight down affair but at over 40 kms there was room to explore the top a bit in between. The weather wasn't overly generous but the wind and the cloud both threatened all day but neither discouraged the riders.

Our visitors from the Western Island looking for sustenance in Wanaka, Guy and Tony

Kim and Ali on the other side just dropping down onto the hard stuff
Some big smiles on the Pisa Descent

Ian and Wendy recounting the cold but spectacular crossing

Stephanie in full downhill mode, concentrating on the job

Rosie and Craig take time out from the descent to pose
And then they are off into the distance!
And riders marked a major milestone today. They are halfway. Between the Equator and the South Pole that is!

Crossing the 45th Parallel on the way to Cromwell

Eat well and Live Life? Subway's motto pretty much sums up the Brevet ;-)


Things have settled down on the txt check-ins after yesterdays excitement.

Date: 18 January 2016 at 14:41
Subject: SMS with Fleur Pawsey

fleur mark in cromwell. Pisa...great views. Kidding. but rain and wind was invigorating!

Date: 18 January 2016 at 16:14
Subject: SMS with Brian Alder

Roxburgh. Jet boat was a blast.  Brian Alder Date: 18 January 2016 at 16:18
Subject: SMS with Russell Shanks

Hi Dave - Russell Shanks Roxbrough 😃

Date: 18 January 2016 at 16:45
Subject: SMS with Hedley Wilton

Alex. Hedley.

Date: 18 January 2016 at 17:47
Subject: SMS with Michael Hoogeveen

Cromwell, interesting day.

Date: 18 January 2016 at 17:52
Subject: SMS with Steve Gwilliam

Cromwell. That was a tough 100km

Date: 18 January 2016 at 17:54
Subject: SMS with Gareth Rapley

Get me some butter - I'm toast!  In Cromwell.

Date: 18 January 2016 at 19:05
Subject: SMS with Dave Cooper

Dave C - In Alex, this whole boat deal in a massive pain on the arse. Aiming to book something cost thing tomorrow and very some flash  accommodation (cabin) tonight.

Date: 18 January 2016 at 19:28
Subject: SMS with Stephanie Smithson

Stephanie s arrived in cromwell.

Date: 18 January 2016 at 20:15
Subject: SMS with Craig Shakespeare

Hey all!! Shakey and Rosie just getting supplies at Cronwell before heading on for a place to stay!!

Date: 18 January 2016 at 20:21
Subject: SMS with Matthew Hughes

Still in Cromwell King. Where are my beers?

Date: 18 January 2016 at 20:36
Subject: SMS with Russell Shanks

Hi Dave Russell Shanks Laurence 😀

Date: 18 January 2016 at 20:45
Subject: SMS with Aliesha Pile

Some much needed tlc completed on the bike in Cromwell. And a big sleep for me! Aliesha

Date: 18 January 2016 at 21:40
Subject: SMS with Russell Lawry

Russell & Cjell feeling replete after enchiladas and beer at Cromwell. Good day over the Pisa. Got a few moments of view after the top which was great. Could see properly how mad last nights Grand View effort was!

Date: 18 January 2016 at 22:05
Subject: SMS with Dave Cooper

I take it back, Lawernce from Clutha River Cruises was brilliant and the boat ride was awesome. Now in roxburgh.

For those riders descending the Pisa Range there was the added bonus of a full scale view of the previous days effort!

The offending Grandview Range or should that be offensive! Riders traveled from left to right.


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