03 February 2015

Tuesday afternoon text in's...


12:37pm
Keith Payne:
Keith Payne in Reefton. Big river track is pretty wet!

12:49pm
Jonathan Kennett:
Hanging out in nelson, perfect riding today. Re-fueling before dealing to the Maungatapu. Cheers Jonathan Kennett

1:06pm
Mark Wattie:
Now at Murchison... Mark Wattie

1:07pm
Phil Jones:
In Murchison. sweet ride. Phil Jones

1:27pm
Denise Thorne:
ummmmm Denise & Geoff are a bit passed Jackson's pub, but it was too cold to stop & text sorry !!!

1:28pm
Hamish Southcott:
In Reefton, sleep & keeping dry are so overrated

1:28pm
Dave Cooper:
In Reefton

1:32pm
Jackson Foster:
Jackson Foster is in Murchison having a whitetail fritter

1:33pm
Peter Schaap:
Peter Schaap Reefton

1:40pm
Dirk Nash:
In Murchison will push onto Porika

1:44pm
Kim & Meg Carrigan:
Arrived in Springfield this evening late m.
What  along day, whalfdale is hard at the best of time, but with gear a tall ask
Strong head winds to Arthur's Pass. 5 more km to the top.

2:13pm
Dean Marshall:
Dean Marshall passed Jackson pub

2:23pm
Grenville Hirst:
At Jackson's , the bar stewards are shut, can you pls send me a copy of the GPX route file please.

2:26pm
Glenn Wright:
Hi, left Jackson's pub ... bit blowy , Glen Wright

2:32pm
Ed Mc Donald:
Ed Mc in Blenheim! Hot day to finish. Lost Camera somewhere near ocean bay on Port underwood though :-(
Scott to Ed: Congratulations , hope you have enjoyed the course? I will put something on FB about your camera.
Ed to Scott: Yes an amazing adventure. Slight preference for anti clockwise for less HAB (hike a bike) but still great!

3:28pm
Darron Tatom:
Darron Tatom from bell hill, no coverage at Jacksons "Gonna mess around"

3:36pm
Costal Crew
Coastal Crew , Bryce, Ian & Todd checking in from Ikamatua. Was no coverage in Jackson's. Ian on his 3rd tyre luckily buying one in Arthur's pass of all places.

4:11pm
Steve Makin:
So, today has been tough, started the day full of enthusiasm but 60km of gusting head winds & a very close encounter with a truck kinda pissed on my chips :-( got a lift last 30km, now in springs junction,  will pick up tomorrow.

4:28pm
Gordon Sloane:
Hi Scott & Jo I'm in Nelson now

4:39pm
Nicki Squire:
In Tapawera for the night.

4:42pm
Steve Halligan:
In Nelson, leaving now :-)

4:58pm
Ritchie Davies:
Picton. Done. My ride home is waiting!
Thanks Scott, Jo, Tony, Shane & everyone else who has made this marvellous event.

5:12pm
Bethany Dunne:
Slowest morning ever!!! Glad I wore my hike a bike shoes :-) currently scoffing a pie in Reefton & try for Murchison, going well just smelly!

5:39pm
Margaret Layland:
At Reefton. Waiuta to big River was THE BOMB!!! loved it. Bought back memories of BC with a touch of Karapoti thrown in :-)
Scott to Margaret: Its awesome eh? Even loaded I love that track! Keep going mate. How's the knee?
Margaret to Scott: What knee? ;-)
Scott to Margaret: The correct answer

6:15pm
Michael Dann:
Hey all well in Reefton, Waiota Big River was choice.

6:17pm
Mike O Conner:
Hi Jo & Scott, have made it to Seymour square, Thanks so much for organising such an awesome event, won't forget the feeling of seeing that spire for a while. Cheers Mike O Conner.

6:25pm
Barryn Westfield:
Trev, Jackie & Baryon checking in from the new text in location of Ikamatua as forgot Springfield in a effort to move on & Jackson;s was too wet, so here we are,,,, highlights to date have to be Whalfdale is in exceptional condition & down Otira in the pissing rain...

6:37pm
Oliver Herdsman:
Forgot to text in after Arthur's pass earlier. was too wet & cold! Now enjoying the sun at Ikamatua

6:43pm
Craig Moss:
Hi, Craig, Ross & Darren all good at Jacksons, super day heading Moana, cheers Craig actually now in Moana, can you help? We think my bottom bracket is on way out fast do you know of a cycle shop in Reefton, we can call ahead too?


6:59pm
Rob Hoult:
Rob Hoult at Reefton for the night. 190km today from otter , thought day through Big River, Took 1 big spill & took a while to focus again. Its been great riding with Paul, Bob & Chris, but they are electing to push on, but more tonight. Not for me I am afraid. going to slow down now & cruise home.

7:01pm
Chris & Bob:
Bob & Chris in Reefton. wishing we had our #santacruz , #Juliana & #bosforks

7:10pm
Jasper van der Lingen:
Jasper in Nelson. A great tail wind today. Off to get a big meal & a few beers soon.

7:11pm
Andy Gilbet:
Andy Gilbert arrived in Nelson just after 6 to stay the night.
Los Jasper in a beer garden in Wakefield thou he starts so early he will be past her by the time I get up.

7:14pm
Brian Alder:
Nelson. Kabab & off over the hill into the night.

7:18pm
Matt Quirk:
At Reefton scoffing hot cheese dough delights. Big river = awesome. Pushing on for, well, somewhere. Maruia I hope!

7:18pm
Paul Chaplow:
Reefton, big river/waiuta, what an awesome ride, although the ride out seemed endless. Having pizza then will do a few more hours riding. Nice that the weather has cleared.

7:56pm
Ben Weatherspoon:
My great dad came to take me home. I probably need some time to mature generally before tackling that again.

8:11pm
Dale Lopez:
Seymore Square YE HA




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