Saturday, 23 January 2016

The wind continues and so do the riders

It looks like today will be the last day for the Great Southern Brevet 2016. The final 5 riders are over the pass and heading for home.

Breakfast of Champions or champions at breakfast? Hungry Brevet riders

Dean done and very dusted/dusty

Max cresting Hakataramea Pass

With Pascal not far behind
The Great Southern Brevet is about old school adventures on your bike. Off the beaten track, no bike parks in sight, no manicured berms or pump track. What better way to do it than on an old school  bike!

OK, maybe not, those 29er wheels roll beautifully across the rough back country but for one intrepid GSBer this year it was pure old school, v-brakes, 26 inch wheels and flat pedals. And he borrowed the bike!!!  Wonder if he mentioned it was going to ride 1100 kms of the toughest country around ;-)

Could you ride 1100 kms old school?

Last climb guys! Russ and Cjell topping out at Haka Pass

Talking shop (bikes) at 1000 metres in a howling gale, Jon explains descending really is better on a tandem

That's better :-)

Should we tell Cjell that beer has a higher specific gravity than water so it is actually heavier to carry on  your bike!

Pascal powers into the headwind approaching Haldon Road

Phil, post headwind smiles

Date: 23 January 2016 at 12:09
Subject: SMS with Dean Marshall

Done and Dusted 2016 GSB
Thanks Dave

Date: 23 January 2016 at 13:13
Subject: SMS with Wendy Riach

We're heading up to chear on the last group

Date: 23 January 2016 at 16:04
Subject: SMS with Phil Petersen

Phil at the church at 345. Done and dusted! Thanks so much for a great event.

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