Here are the text call in we have had overnight & this morning ...
James Burgess & Alex Dyer:
James & Alex have hit Hanmer powered by pumpernickel cheese & dodgy water from a greasy stream. Braaaaaaap !!!!
Enjoying a meal in Hanmer will switch to Brevette tomorrow
Kim & Meg Carrigan:
Arrived in Hanmer Sunday night. Exhausted! What an amazing trail St James is equal to the best anywhere in the world.
James & Alex:
Supplementary update; David has been kicked out of the pub for not having any shoes on #soendurorightnow
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.
Its beautiful in there just bloody tough riding at a significant clip with a loaded bike.
Phil & Geoff fed & resting at Hanmer
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.
All OK, (Cool tent emoticon)
Keith Payne missed the sheffield text in but found reception near castle hill
At the huranui Pub woken by fire alarm, girls burning toast....they know who they are.
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
Just arrived in Springfield looks like another hot day.
Sweet ... early to bed & early to rise makes a man healthy , wealthy & in Arthurs pass for breakfast.
Beth Dunne eating breaks at Springfield
Breakfast even :-)
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.
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!
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 !
Marcua Peters & Kerian Tibble:
Marcus & Kerian arrived in Murch x
Lou Perkins in Murchsion :-)
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.
Kirk Hamilton & Jesse Patel springfield.
Di & Alex Grigg:
In Murchison :-)
10:10 at Murchison all well - last section was great.
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.
Chris & Bob:
Bob & Chris in Springfield smashed, happy for someone to pick us up.
Derek Poshtar, Evan. Dead Spot tracker. Hanmer Springs
Isla here...Pulling the pin with knee pain been hurting since hanmer :-( boys have continued on. Pickup arranged from murcheson
Made it to Murchison! Gareth Rapley
Stillwater. Got some chasing to do!
Craig Madsen and Mark made it to Murchison. Awesome ride through the saddle.
Just rolled into much. Perfect riding conditions. Maria saddle was awesome. On a riding high! Jonathan
In Murch. Kai time. Might take a few shortcuts from now on to keep to my unrealistic deadline.