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...
Ed Mc Donald:
Ed Mc Donald checking in from Hanmer with sublime rewards, pizza time!
Keith Payne in Hanmer 1 puncture a 4km detour - but otherwise all good.
Pie & coffee time in Hanmer
Hanmer for brekky, bakery open nice & early
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.
Bruno Leaving Hanmer at 8:10am :-)
Matt Q checking in. coffee time
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.
Have just arrived & tucking into Brekky
In Hanmer. spot tracker keeps switching itself off ?
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.
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.
Kirk Hamilton Hanmer springs 9:30
Beth Dune & Chris Bennet finished their breakfast challenge at Hanmer Springs, ready to hit the road.
Mitch Potter checking in from Hamer springs
Isla, Elisha, & Alastair:
Hanmer, Isla, Elisha, Alastair
Lou Perkins looking at Scott
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.
Rob Hoult Hanmer Springs now.
Luke Thompson; Hanmer :-)
Ben Taylor & Chris Todd rate Robbie's generous toast policy
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.
Ian & Wendy checking in at Hanmer. wonderful ride through the rainbow & we were part of the tent city at Sedgemere last night.
In Hanmer. Happy Chris Hodder
Hamish Dalglish Hanmer
In Hanmer. yay. time for a re-fuel then back uphill
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
Phil Jones nice to see you too
Hanmer ho! all is well except I got stung on the knee by a bee, St James trail was amazing! Oliver
Dean Marshall in Hanmer
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.
Hi Scott all good in Hanmer springs just found out my spot is not tracking any ideas - John
Oli De Burn:
Oli De burn Hanmer, St James is an evil Bastard, beautiful but evil.
In Hanmer having my 1st pie in 5 years - bring it on!
All good spot stopped working despite 2 battery changes
Dan De Burn:
In Hanmer St James was hhhhard
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)
Brendon Phesant in Hanmer st James beautiful but quite hard work.
hey Scott, my tracker is F**ked. Been offered Barryn's 107 tracker as he is traveling with Trevor woodward, would that work?
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.
Soggy EMCD, in Murchison
Barryn, Trev & Jackie passing through Hanmer all good to date..... confirming we have given our 2nd tracker (107) to Darren Tatom
Andy G in Hanmer staying the night, very hot through St James had nice camp at rag & danish creek
Jeremy Bray. Hanmer. Man its 5pm & still stinking hot
Steve Bilton Hanmer Springs, still going after surviving massive Mechanical on day 1 & the St James today.
Switching to Brevette
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
Checking in at Hanmer now doing Brevette
Craig, Darron Gosse, Ross Fredrick, Hanmer, all good, sore arse are our spot trackers going?
In Hanmer. Hope my bearded friends make it before the pub closes. Nicki
Home of the doughnut (Springfield) Hot & NW, off to Arthur's?
Hi, arrived in Hanmer, blast through the St James, off to eat & will head up the road , Glenn Wright
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 :-)
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
Nigel & Richard pulled the pin at Hanmer, thanks for the opportunity maybe next time
In Hanmer yeah boy!
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
Hi Jo & Scott, just arrived in Murchison, eaten enough to make a fat man blush
Steve Halligan Arthurs Pass, hell head wind from Sheffield & broke my chain in Whalfdale, great scenery :-)
Off to pub to get Hanmered
Team Bike fit:
Team bike fit, Ant & Craig in Hanmer