Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Riders of the Mist

Must have taken fortitude to leave the sunny climes of Cromwell behind and head up (and up) into the mist. Although glimpses of blue sky were had it didn't really break through. Moments of warmth mixed with long spells of damp and cold :-(

Still smiling as the short smooth flat section draws riders closer to the hill

One last look at Cromwell

Nevis Valley Bike Club, wonder how many members they have?

What constitutes 'Adverse weather'? You can still read the sign

Always good to see see more bike tracks than vehicle tracks ;-)

Craig pauses to admire the view?

Stephanie smiling as in the bag is a present?
Attitude goes well with altitude!

Dan and Cjell still clinging to this 'no gears' thing, 1 is enough

Nathan says he is just starting to enjoy the ride

Left! No I think it is right. Hamish and Matt debate the merits of  'which way round the rock'
In case you thought the bike pushing was hard, try pushing a tandem over Grandview. Jon and Mel
Some relief in the txt check-ins as riders reach Alexandra and the knowledge the big mountains are now behind them!

Date: 19 January 2016 at 09:46
Subject: SMS with Dave Cooper

Just got to Lawrence after fixing 2 punctures,  bit dark on it all right now.

Date: 19 January 2016 at 12:08
Subject: SMS with Hedley Wilton

Mosgiel

Date: 19 January 2016 at 12:43
Subject: SMS with Mark Wallace

Mark and fleur in alexandra. Stayed at boundary hut last night. Beaut riding last night. Bit wet this morning. Looking forward to some easier kms

Date: 19 January 2016 at 12:43
Subject: SMS with Russell Shanks

Hi Dave Russell Shanks Karatane 😀

Date: 19 January 2016 at 13:03
Subject: SMS with Rob Davidson

Made Mosgiel.. pressing on.. loved the misty ride over from Lawrence...Rob D.

Date: 19 January 2016 at 14:38
Subject: SMS with Dave Cooper

In Mosgiel, getting a bit lonely, not sure I can catch any of the sleep deprivation crew but theres no one close behind to wait for.

Date: 19 January 2016 at 15:06
Subject: SMS with Guy Harvey

Dave, thanks for organising such a great event, body rejecting food since tekapo has put paid to plans to complete this time but already plotting a return next time with a hard tail and carrying less stuff and weight on back, cheers Guy

Date: 19 January 2016 at 16:53
Subject: SMS with Aliesha Pile

Made it to Alexandra, found plenty of mud! Aliesha

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