Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Southerly Approaching

With a cold southerly blast forecast it was always going to be a tough ask today on the Great Southern Brevet. It started out fairly well but....

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 10:07
Subject: SMS with Steve Scott
Steve Scott Alex.

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 10:22
Subject: SMS with Jake Stow
Arrived in Alexander. Reàlly windy on the tops.

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 11:49
Subject: SMS with Brendan Pheasant
Down in Alex refuelling after an exciting time on Old Man Range. Was less successful in preventing my bike turning into a kite. Brendan

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 11:49
Subject: SMS with Matty Graham

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 12:16
Subject: SMS with Andrew Scott
Slight breeze at Obelisk worse than Sallys Pinch. Who set this fantastic course. With Nathan, Craig, Jeremy

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 14:06
Subject: SMS with Jo Haines
Doing the cafe run to Waikaia after beaut trip thru the Nevis (following diabolical wind up to Duffers). All good in the rear camp, jo and rachel

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 14:10
Subject: SMS with Rachel Berry
In lumsden Rachel

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 14:25
Subject: SMS with Paul Elby
Paul Elby over and out.tekapo

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 15:01
Subject: SMS with Andrew Scott
Spent the day having a battle with the Old Man, hard to say who won. At Alex with Nath, Craig and Jeremy parked at the bike shop

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 15:36
Subject: SMS with Phil Petersen
Phil P and Rob D in Kurow. Blowing a gale but whats new haha

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 15:43
Subject: SMS with Anthony Gray
Tony gray here. Sadly, going to have to bail. Flipping sore neck, can't hold head up. Only can see 2 feet in front of us on bike. Thanks very much for a great event and all your hard work and commitment. Thanks again, Tony

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 16:00
Subject: SMS with Michael Hoogeveen
Arrived in Middlemarch.
It's just started raining properly.
Body feels good, but my head is making it hard work😒

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 16:51
Subject: SMS with Debbie Chambers
Finally off the hills and into a dry Hotel in middlemarch. Sham we were just too wet and cold to continue. Totally pouring down woth a cold southerly.

David Moss smiling after good climb up Waikaia Bush Road (or is it that he got to wake up Bill Brierley at 6:00 AM!). — at Waikaia Bush Road.

Bill Brierley arriving, some time after David Moss. His wake up call didn't hang around for Bill to get ready to ride. — at Waikaia Bush Road.

Richard, Grant and George also still smiling after the climb out of Waikaia. Or is that more of a frown from George, a 700 meter climb at 20% before breakfast isn't everyone's idea of how to start the day.

Great Southern Brevet roadside repair station, A Hut in the Old Man Range. Andrew Scott thinks maybe there shold be a large round thing in here to help you roll along the ground better?

John Adams, Pascal and Dean arrive at A Hut smiling, little did they know what was in store for them later in the day!

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