01 February 2015

Text in's from Hanmer

Hello Followers ,

Scott & I spent the day in Hanmer today welcoming in a lot of the riders, that is why Text call in are a little delayed.
A lot of people did not text in once they had seen us... but here is who text in...

9:15pm (Saturday)
Ed Mc Donald:
Ed Mc Donald checking in from Hanmer with sublime rewards, pizza time!

0:18am (Sunday)
Keith Payne:
Keith Payne in Hanmer 1 puncture a 4km detour - but otherwise all good.

5:43am
Stephen Butterworth:
Pie & coffee time in Hanmer

5:51am
Brain Alder:
Hanmer for brekky, bakery open nice & early

07:24am
Jo Jagusch:
Steve Kindly gave me directions to his home in Hanmer yesterday before we hit the highway & I said see ya later as I was beginning to hurt at his pace, he may have made it that night but I took a chance this morning scrummage around in his tool shed so I could tighten my brooks saddle. Thanks Mate.
Woken up this morning at 4:20am by Brian's headlamp. Cheers Brian you Champ!.
Decided to sing a few classic tunes to the starry sky while packing up....I want to ride my bicycle .... etc...
Morning on the 'bike' chores; 1. Saying my prayers going Chammy & lycra free may test my resolve.
2. Sweep the floor....I mean stanchions 3. Plan ahead...intensity lowered to texting while riding...oops... we. 4. Moisturise 5. Lubricate the key parts.

7:56am
Bruno Geldermans:
Bruno Leaving Hanmer at 8:10am :-)

7:48am
Matt Quirk:
Matt Q checking in. coffee time

8:18am
Stephan Butterworth:
Heading back to Blenheim with Dave S, don't fancy riding 3 days solo with a chance of rain, also lost a pink glove, maybe Molesworth homestead to Hanmer if anyone find s it.
Yesterday was awesome SS was mint through Rainbow & St James.

8:51am
Hamish Southcote:
Have just arrived & tucking into Brekky

8:48am
Dave Cooper:
In Hanmer. spot tracker keeps switching itself off ?

9:10am
Craig Madson:
Hi Scott, Jo, Mark has worn very unwell so we have made a b line for Hanmer, missing out the St James. We will rest in Hanmer then look to continue on the brevet course once Mark has recovered.
This may or may not be today. kind regards Craig Madson.

9:21am
Mike O Conner:
Hi Guys Mike O'Connor here. at Hanmer. group of 3 from Christchurch were with me at Sedgemere but took a wrong turn, couldn't catch them in time to tell them! Hope they make it.

9:36am
Kirk Hamilton:
Kirk Hamilton Hanmer springs 9:30

9:59am
Bethany Dunne:
Beth Dune & Chris Bennet finished their breakfast challenge at Hanmer Springs, ready to hit the road.

10:23am
Mitch Potter:
Mitch Potter checking in from Hamer springs

10:26am
Isla, Elisha, & Alastair:
Hanmer, Isla, Elisha, Alastair

10:37am
Lou Perkins:
Lou Perkins looking at Scott

11:08am
Dale Lopaz:
Made it

11:13
Paul Chaplow:
In Hanmer road till 9pm last night. Glad to get here before it got to hot. Looks like this afternoons section my be a scorcher, stocking up then heading off.

11:14am
Rob Hoult:
Rob Hoult Hanmer Springs now.

11:18am
Luke Thompson:
Luke Thompson; Hanmer :-)

11:24am
Ben Taylor:
Ben Taylor & Chris Todd rate Robbie's generous toast policy

11:35am
Bob & Chris:
Bob & Chris in Hanmer. Thanks to Dave S for saving our spot tracker. Found a  mint camp spot under some beech trees. Only woke to a mouse running over my head once.

11:42am
Ian Huntsman:
Ian & Wendy checking in at Hanmer. wonderful ride through the rainbow & we were part of the tent city at Sedgemere last night.

11:46
Chris Hodder:
In Hanmer. Happy Chris Hodder

12:20
Hamish Dalglish:
Hamish Dalglish Hanmer

12:21pm
Rich Davies:
In Hanmer. yay. time for a re-fuel then back uphill

1:27
Greg Therlow:
Hanmer GT

1:55pm
Jasper Van der Lingen:
jasper in Hanmer, very happy to be where there are shops and bars & other smelly Bretvetters , might change to the Brevette course

1:56pm
Phil Jones:
Phil Jones nice to see you too

2:22pm
Oliver Herdsman:
Hanmer ho! all is well except I got stung on the knee by a bee, St James trail was amazing! Oliver

2:38pm
Dean Marshall:
Dean Marshall in Hanmer

2:38pm
Kirtsy Moran & Robyn Blyth:
Robyn & Kirst checking in from Hanmer. Strategically positioned in the field for maximum rouge banana retrieval. May not carry food for next leg as a result.

2:48pm
John Etherington:
Hi Scott all good in Hanmer springs just found out my spot is not tracking any ideas - John

2:49pm
Oli De Burn:
Oli De burn Hanmer, St James is an evil Bastard, beautiful but evil.

2:57pm
Alistair Davidson:
In Hanmer having my 1st pie in 5 years - bring it on!

2:58pm
Darren Tatom:
All good spot stopped working despite 2 battery changes

3:02pm
Dan De Burn:
In Hanmer St James was hhhhard

3:20pm
Scott Symes:
Hey calling in for Scott Symes, blown up knee means the dreams over. would you guys also be able to give me a lift to chch if that's OK, cheers Scott (from Mikes phone)

3:24pm
Brendon Phesant:
Brendon Phesant in Hanmer st James beautiful but quite hard work.

4:00pm
Darren Tatom:
hey Scott, my tracker is F**ked. Been offered Barryn's 107 tracker as he is traveling with Trevor woodward, would that work?

4:05pm
Oli De Burn:
Hi Scott & Jo, I'm going to switch to the Brevette, my spot tracker has stopped working, my brother Dan is still doing the Brevet, Oli De Burn.

4:48pm
Ed McDonald:
Soggy EMCD, in Murchison

4:32pm
Barryn Westfield:
Barryn, Trev & Jackie passing through Hanmer all good to date..... confirming we have given our 2nd tracker (107) to Darren Tatom

4:40pm
Andy Gilbert:
Andy G in Hanmer staying the night, very hot through St James had nice camp at rag & danish creek

4:50pm
Jeremy Bray:
Jeremy Bray. Hanmer. Man its 5pm & still stinking hot

4:53pm
Steve Bilton:
Steve Bilton Hanmer Springs, still going after surviving massive Mechanical on day 1 & the St James today.

5:08pm
Thomas Crowley:
Switching to Brevette

5:22pm
Jackson Foster:
Hey decided to do Brevette this morning as was at Sedgmere hut overnight. head shock on cannondale so tilted forwarding n got sore knee from new position
going to limp back to Blenheim following road mainly - epic fail :-) Cheers J

Hey in Hanmer by the way Cheers Jackson

5:25pm
Mark Wattie:
Checking in at Hanmer now doing Brevette

5:51pm
Craig Moss:
Craig, Darron Gosse, Ross Fredrick, Hanmer, all good, sore arse are our spot trackers going?

5:52pm
Nicki Squire:
In Hanmer. Hope my bearded friends make it before the pub closes. Nicki

5:52pm:
Brain Alder:
Home of the doughnut (Springfield) Hot & NW, off to Arthur's?

5:55pm
GlennWright:
Hi, arrived in Hanmer, blast through the St James, off to eat & will head up the road , Glenn Wright

6:48pm
Sam Davidson & John Keyzer:
St James royally rated these 2 brovetters, kabab levels are at an all time low. Stoke points are empty & we used our #endurocard early. currently refuelling before we work on an vac plan. Springs junction is on the card with, a beer trailer, swimming hole tracker & a whole swag bag of sadness to fuel the party. "if you ain't having fun you are doing it wrong" time to realign the camo & hang out with  our....bibs out.
#StJamescycleway = #horse'enduro the trotting edition, watch that dot :-)

6:56pm
Peter Goodman:
Hi In Hanmer Springs, ok just broken, got a lift the last 20km into Hanmer springs so out of the Brevette, may still ride on , see in morning. Pete

6:56pm
Nigel Walls:
Nigel & Richard pulled the pin at Hanmer, thanks for the opportunity maybe next time

7:05pm
Dean Cameron:
In Hanmer yeah boy!

7:10pm
Steve Makin:
Safe in Hanmer, DQing myself as I had to get a lift back from Acheron campsite, the heat got to me :-( will see how I feel tomorrow hoping to continue as its been bloody marvellous :-). Steve

8:10pm
Mike O'Conner:
Hi Jo & Scott, just arrived in Murchison, eaten enough to make a fat man blush

8:33pm
Grey Galway:
Springfiled

8:43pm
Steve Halligan:
Steve Halligan Arthurs Pass, hell head wind from Sheffield & broke my chain in Whalfdale, great scenery :-)

8:45pm
David Connor:
Off to pub to get Hanmered

8:45pm
Team Bike fit:
Team bike fit, Ant & Craig in Hanmer

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