The inaugural Kiwi Brevet was one tough nut to crack! Certainly tougher than I expected. There were a few sections that were more difficult that normal - the Port Underwood Rd, the descent of the Porika Track, the Big River-Waiuta track, and the Molesworth Road. So it was impressive to see about 55 riders complete the challenge within the 8-day limit. This must surely be one of the more difficult cycling events in the world, so I hope you are feeling suitably chuffed with yourselves. 1100 km at a good pace, unsupported, through such a rugged mix of terrain is awesome!
To those who pulled out, we hope you and/or your bike is recovering fast. There will be a chance to have another try, either next year or the year after.
We'll post some de-brief notes and trivia here over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, there are some interesting write-ups on Vorb, and Jeff and Sifter's blogs (see the links to the right). If you have a crazy tale to share, feel free to post a comment here, or email simon [at] kennett [dot] co [dot] nz
If you still have a SPOT tracker, please fastpost it asap to The Kennett Bros, PO Box, 11-310, Wellington.