|Did I mention the next section is straight into the headwind? Why are they smiling|
|The Upper Taieri Gorge awaits as the riders join the Otago Rail Trail to Ranfurly|
|Not sure sculling 2 litres of banana milk in the shop is the done thing in Ranfurly|
|Matt continues by destroying a whole chicken|
|Pretty bad when you haven't got the energy for a swim when it is 28 degrees out|
Late Thursday Check-ins, think the sun might be getting to some riders?
Date: 21 January 2016 at 12:29
Subject: SMS with Steve Gwilliam
Gsb escapee back at tekapo. Great ride tonnes of fun and laughs.
Date: 21 January 2016 at 13:13
Subject: SMS with Gareth Rapley
Back in Tekapo. About 780km for the short course.
Date: 21 January 2016 at 17:16
Subject: SMS with Wendy Riach
Ian and wendy are in ranfurly. That was leg of extremes. Evil mind must have thought up swampy ridge. My brakes failed and took an hour to sort out. Then the dark and heavy for meant that the forestry section was by braille. Slept in a bus shelter and rudely awoken by Mr king. Central rail trail not as good as Clyde to Lawrence. Very hot very head windy
Date: 21 January 2016 at 18:00
Subject: SMS with Scott Dunavan
Pulling out in Karitane. Go Max and Pascal!