Monday, 18 January 2016

Long day for most on Day 2 of the Great Southern Brevet

With a very fast first day many riders were place for a double on day 2. Thomsons Gorge and Grandview Ridge. Decent rides each on their own but together they would be a long and hard day.

Bikes at Tarras, now where are all the riders?

Rosie and Craig, would you like fries with your salt!

Grandview Ridge early on, hence they are still smiling


From Scott Dunavan, he managed to find some shade on Grandview from the blistering sun

From Scott again, looks like plenty of traffic in the foreground on the climb up Grandview
 
Grandview and a very late afternoon tea



The final push, literally and figuratively

Txt Check-ins beginning to get a little animated. One might think Grandview Ridge was hard ;-)

Date: 17 January 2016 at 14:25
Subject: SMS with Hedley Wilton

Wanaka - Hedley

Date: 17 January 2016 at 14:28
Subject: SMS with Stephanie Smithson

@tarras. No receptiin in st bathans . Stephanie

Date: 17 January 2016 at 14:29
Subject: SMS with Rob Davidson

Fueling up in Wanaka.. lovely day..lotsa people.. too many people.. better head for the hills😁 Rob D.

Date: 17 January 2016 at 14:40
Subject: SMS with Hana Black

Taras. One more beast of a hill between me and a nice bed in Wanaka! Hb


Date: 17 January 2016 at 14:57
Subject: SMS with Jason Brown

Check in for Tarras. Bring on Grandview

Date: 17 January 2016 at 14:57
Subject: SMS with Allister Adams

 Al and kim texting in from grand view cell towers reception pretty good here

Date: 17 January 2016 at 15:20
Subject: SMS with Dean Marshall

At Tarras


Date: 17 January 2016 at 15:40
Subject: SMS with Scott Dunavan

At Tarras.

Date: 17 January 2016 at 15:55
Subject: SMS with Max Doesburg

Max, Phil and Pascal at Tarras

Date: 17 January 2016 at 16:50
Subject: SMS with Jon Jarratt

In tarras. All good here. Jon and Mel


Date: 17 January 2016 at 18:17
Subject: SMS with Bryan Prestidge

Bryan P here. At Tarras. Leaving course now to head to Cromwell tonight, then Alex and into Danseys Pass tomorrow. Timaru on Tuesday.


Date: 17 January 2016 at 18:31
Subject: SMS with Dave Cooper

Dave C - made it to Wanaka and feeling a bit broken, food should help

Date: 17 January 2016 at 19:14
Subject: SMS with Gareth Rapley

Short cut off Grandview.  Will stay in Wanaka and make the decision about the future of my ride in the morning...

Date: 17 January 2016 at 19:31
Subject: SMS with Steve Gwilliam

Hoog Gareth and self at wanaka after mega short cut. Riding bikes is fun but pushing them is s.....! Took the best way to lessen the pain and make ride enjoyable and not be out there in the dark.

Date: 17 January 2016 at 20:01
Subject: SMS with Scott Emmens

Scott and Matt, broken in Hawea. Dude that was wicked, and not good wicked


Date: 17 January 2016 at 20:06
Subject: SMS with Matthew Hughes

Matt and Scott E in hawea. fucking hard 8hr push through grand view. No water. Really worried for those behind us :(

Date: 17 January 2016 at 21:13
Subject: SMS with Mark Wallace

Fleur and mark in wanaka. Much tougher day today. Gonna try and push on just a bit further

Date: 17 January 2016 at 21:13
Subject: SMS with Fleur Pawsey

fleur & mark in wanaka, carrying on a little further

Date: 17 January 2016 at 21:22
Subject: SMS with Mike Sherwin

Mike in hawea, took a shortcut as not feeling great

Date: 17 January 2016 at 22:20
Subject: SMS with Keith Payne

Keith payne in wanaka. Definitely underestimated Grandview ridge! Those undulations probably double the elevation! Luckily kaiwhakapai is still open!Date:

17 January 2016 at 22:27
Subject: SMS with Wendy Riach

There is a bed in a separate room from us at the lake hawea hotel.  Our room has only 5 spare.  Eating junk in the bar

Date: 17 January 2016 at 22:55
Subject: SMS with Rob Brown

Rob brown in Cromwell!!

Date: 17 January 2016 at 22:57
Subject: SMS with Brian Alder

Cromwell at 11pm and the BP is open! Made the slog into the wind worth the effort.  Brian Alder


Date: 17 January 2016 at 23:01
Subject: SMS with Jason Brown

Checkin for hawea. What an awesome Downhill from Grandview. Made the effort all the worthwhile

Date: 17 January 2016 at 23:02
Subject: SMS with Andy Jones

Andy Jones checking in from Hawea

Date: 17 January 2016 at 23:04
Subject: SMS with Russell Shanks

Hi Dave Russell Shanks Cromwell 😀


Date: 17 January 2016 at 23:32
Subject: SMS with Craig Shakespeare

Craig and Rosie made it safely to Hawea! Still want for someone to change the tracker on the live site!!

Date: 18 January 2016 at 01:03
Subject: SMS with Hedley Wilton

Cromwell. Hedley. Nothing is open!

Several riders made it to Cromwell today (or more correctly late tonight!). For the mere mortals the Pisa Range remains in their way to Cromwell.

The Pisa Range, from 20kms away :-)

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