02 February 2015

Monday Morning Text In's

Here are the text call in we have had overnight & this morning ...

SUNDAY NIGHT

8:58pm
James Burgess & Alex Dyer:
James & Alex have hit Hanmer powered by pumpernickel cheese & dodgy water from a greasy stream. Braaaaaaap !!!!

9:05pm
Dirk Nash:
Enjoying a meal in Hanmer will switch to Brevette tomorrow

9:15pm
Kim & Meg Carrigan:
Arrived in Hanmer Sunday night. Exhausted! What an amazing trail St James is equal to the best anywhere in the world.

9:26pm
James & Alex:
Supplementary update; David has been kicked out of the pub for not having any shoes on #soendurorightnow

9:41pm
Jeremy Brae:
Jeremy Brae still Hanmer, Hi Scott & Jo the St James has beaten my bum into feeling like pulp. I am taking the Brevette option from here in I am disappointed but finishing the short course is better than a DNF on the long course.

9:42pm
Jeremy Brae:
Its beautiful in there just bloody tough riding at a significant clip with a loaded bike.

9:50pm
Geoff Gabities:
Phil & Geoff fed & resting at Hanmer

10:06pm
Rod Davidson:
Rob Davidson texting in from springfield.... did my text not work yesterday? Pls text back to let me know you got this :-)

That was this morning seems so long ago :-) Rob.

10:45pm
Ben Weatherspoon:
All OK, (Cool tent emoticon)

MONDAY
0:04am
Keith Payne:
Keith Payne missed the sheffield text in but found reception near castle hill

6:21am
Grenval Hurst:
At the huranui Pub woken by fire alarm, girls burning toast....they know who they are.

7:13am
Team Bike Fit:
Morning guys, we have decided to switch to Brevette - team bike fit due to illness & feeling totally smashed from the St James - cheers

7:51am
Hamish Southcote:
Just arrived in Springfield looks like another hot day.

8:38am
Rod Davidson:
Sweet ... early to bed & early to rise makes a man healthy , wealthy & in Arthurs pass for breakfast.

8:42am
Beth Dunne:
Beth Dunne eating breaks at Springfield

Breakfast even :-)

8:53am
Ian & Wendy:
Ian & Wendy checking in at Murchison. beautiful ride down the Maruia west bank road & setting sun over the saddle, camped at the saddle.

9:32am
Rob Hoult:
Rob Hoult 7 Paul Chaplow at Sheffield pie shop. Shared Whalfdale hut with Chris & Bob last night. Looks like a slow slog into the NW all the way to Arthurs!

9:34am
Paul Chaplow:
Sheffield. our riding seems to be perfectly timed to hit huts close or shortly after dark, thats 2 for 2 so far! Feeling ok. Bum is a bit sore! NW is going be a bastard today !

9:36am
Marcua Peters & Kerian Tibble:
Marcus & Kerian arrived in Murch x

9:38am
Lou Perkins:
Lou Perkins in Murchsion :-)

9:46am:
Nigel Walls:
Gutted to be honest, that was not an easy thing to do pulling the pin.I have managed to get a lift later today to Blenheim, well I have started planning for the next one.

9:58am
Kirk Hamilton:
Kirk Hamilton & Jesse Patel springfield.

9:58am
Di & Alex Grigg:
In Murchison :-)

10:17am
Dale Lopaz:
10:10 at Murchison all well - last section was great.

10:26am
Grey Gallway:
Jacksons Pub

10:26am
Jo Jagusch:
Can o chick peas & a chorizo for breeky. went down ok. the cold pie an hour later not great for the acid side of things. big Caffaine mutha in AP village & some quickies & she'z ok for now. Hip Hip Hooray.... rolling off the pass! Bugger the lights stopped working last night. thou a dawn start was all good.

10:42am
Chris & Bob:
Bob & Chris in Springfield smashed, happy for someone to pick us up.

10:45am
Derek Poshtar:
Derek Poshtar,  Evan. Dead Spot tracker. Hanmer Springs

10:51
Isla:
Isla here...Pulling the pin with knee pain been hurting since hanmer :-( boys have continued on. Pickup arranged from murcheson

11:04
Gareth Rapley:
Made it to Murchison! Gareth Rapley

11:23
Brian Alder:
Stillwater. Got some chasing to do!

11:29
Craig Madsen:
Craig Madsen and Mark made it to Murchison. Awesome ride through the saddle.

11:49
Greg Thurlow:
Murcheson gt

11:56
Jonathan Kennett:
Just rolled into much. Perfect riding conditions. Maria saddle was awesome. On a riding high! Jonathan

11:57
Richie Davies:
In Murch. Kai time. Might take a few shortcuts from now on to keep to my unrealistic deadline.


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