Saturday, 21 January 2017

First day txt from the riders

Riders have to send a txt once they arrive at checkpoints along the ride. These usually start out very dry but as the day drags on and they get tired (and wet) the txts became a little more animated. Today's txts:

Date: 21 January 2017 at 15:43
Subject: SMS with +64210478197
Cliff checking @ #1

Date: 21 January 2017 at 15:44
Subject: SMS with Dave Sharpe
Cookin MCs like a pound of bacon @Otematata

Date: 2017-01-21 15:48 GMT+13:00
Subject: SMS with Matty Graham
Otematata. Matty

Date: 21 January 2017 at 16:23
Subject: SMS with Dean Ford
Fleur and Dean checking in at otematata. Starting to rain...

Date: 21 January 2017 at 16:34
Subject: SMS with Linda Wensley
Linda wensley in otamatata

Date: 21 January 2017 at 16:38
Subject: SMS with Andrew Scott
At Omarama

Date: 21 January 2017 at 16:39
Subject: SMS with Andrew Scott
Correction at Otematata. Brain mushy, legs quivering, looking for a roof.

Date: 21 January 2017 at 16:49
Subject: SMS with Rob Davidson
Rob Davidson texting in from Sailors Cutting. A little tailwind push after Otematata😀

Date: 21 January 2017 at 17:04
Subject: SMS with Craig Phillips
Late text in from Omarama. Got overwhelmed by technology in Otematata! All good...

Date: 21 January 2017 at 17:09
Subject: SMS with Michael Hoogeveen
It's been a long ride to the first beer 🍻

Date: 21 January 2017 at 17:10
Subject: SMS with Dave Sharpe
Moist in Omarama

Date: 21 January 2017 at 17:20
Subject: SMS with Wendy Raich
Ian and Wendy are in a wet and cold otematata. A bit lumpy after Dave left us

Date: 21 January 2017 at 17:58
Subject: SMS with Rob Halliday
Isn't tekapo river road smooth!!!!!

Date: 21 January 2017 at 17:58
Subject: SMS with Pete Barnes
Hi Dave. At otematata. Refueling! From Pete Barnes and pascal.

Date: 21 January 2017 at 18:00
Subject: SMS with Matthew Hughes
Know if any shelter in omarama?

Date: 21 January 2017 at 18:00
Subject: SMS with Matthew Hughes
Leg 1 completed with Mike. Very wet at the pub drinking beer ;)

Date: 21 January 2017 at 18:09
Subject: SMS with Russell Lory
Arrived in otematata ... Russ

Date: 21 January 2017 at 18:40
Subject: SMS with Andrew Scott
Sorry Dave left my name off txt in. Andrew Scott is now in the Omarama Hotel for the night.


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