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Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2012, 10:55:40 PM »
Mark Thomas wrote on facebook:

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Arrived safe and sound at motel in Fox Glacier. At 3am! Bit off an extra large portion of kms, wind, and hills. 735km done.

fboab

  • two bite fulls missing and still just as tasty.
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2012, 01:32:40 PM »
swarm_catcher is in Greymouth, bracing her loins legs for Arthurs Pass.

I can't wait for the pictures.
It's not a peak, it's a plateau

Justin(e)

  • On my way out of here
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2012, 03:47:13 PM »
Go like the bees.  All the best.

Assasin

  • It can only get better
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2012, 04:11:11 PM »
A 1200 in February.
It has a certain appeal.
I'd better read Els's report first.

Fidgetbuzz

  • L sp MOON. 1st R sp MARS . At X SO sp STARS
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2012, 10:22:55 AM »
Bump - no news --is that bad? --  come on Els - keep going
I was an accountant until I discovered Audax !!

mmmmartin

  • I packed at Moffat
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2012, 10:44:42 AM »
http://www.kiwirandonneurs.org.nz/news

is the latest, but it just says Els is going on from Greymouth, but no more than that, nor whether that is good or bad.
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chillmoister

  • King of Compton
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2012, 10:58:58 AM »
waiting with bated breath for Els to arrive back in Christchurch.  she needs to be in by 12 noon uk time ...fingers crossed. 
appearing in a tea room near you

fboab

  • two bite fulls missing and still just as tasty.
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2012, 11:02:29 AM »
It's a really tough last section over the pass. But beautiful (castle rocks, wide open glacial valleys) on the other side.
Crossing my fingers for her.
It's not a peak, it's a plateau

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2012, 11:03:53 AM »
This was always going to be a tough ride.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

mmmmartin

  • I packed at Moffat
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2012, 11:11:09 AM »
just had a tweet from Els - 
it said simply

























Done!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :o :o :o
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fboab

  • two bite fulls missing and still just as tasty.
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2012, 11:11:53 AM »
Yay!!!
It's not a peak, it's a plateau

Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2012, 11:17:21 AM »
Fantastic!  Very pleased for her!

Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2012, 11:25:09 AM »
From Twitter:-
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Nothing hurts, everything is numb

Excellent stuff (even if it brings out a bit of the green monster in me) - I'm looking forward to reading the report  :thumbsup:

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2012, 11:32:16 AM »
She's certainly earned the champers.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

arabella

  • no se porque yo no lo se
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2012, 11:32:34 AM »
Yay.  Well done, Els.
In the dark, all views are the same.

Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2012, 11:38:23 AM »
Magnificent stuff!

Simonb

Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2012, 11:48:24 AM »
Magnificent effort.  :thumbsup:

Looks like a cracking ride. One for the future methinks.

Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2012, 11:56:23 AM »
She's a star. And to think a few years ago she had never ridden a 600! 
I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation

chillmoister

  • King of Compton
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2012, 12:22:33 PM »
an amazing achievement ...now fully elevated into the  Audax Hall of Fame  :thumbsup:
appearing in a tea room near you

Fidgetbuzz

  • L sp MOON. 1st R sp MARS . At X SO sp STARS
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2012, 12:48:29 PM »
Brilliant -  Arthurs pass was tough enough by car - to do it on a bike -- you are a hero.
I was an accountant until I discovered Audax !!

LEE

Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2012, 12:52:29 PM »
She's a star. And to think a few years ago she had never ridden a 600!

I suspect she hadn't ridden a 200 5 years ago.  We (the "Faccombe 4") met her on the Faccombe Haul 100 (Where she became Faccombe #5) in 2008.

We've all come a long way since then but Els has taken it much further.

She is a master of NDA* Audax strategy. I suggest anyone new to Audaxing ask "What would Els do?"

Well done Els.

* NDA - No Dicking About

urban_biker

  • " . . .we all ended up here and like lads in the back of a Nova we sort of egged each other on...."
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Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2012, 12:55:56 PM »
I'm feeling well and truly surpassed now  ;D Nice one Els. Hope it was fun!
Owner of a languishing Langster

Charlie Boy

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Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2012, 04:11:38 PM »
Bravo! Chapeau!

iddu

  • Are we there yet?
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2012, 04:29:12 PM »
All from the lass that said "Not riding another bloody Audax" at the end of her 1st BCM ;D

Crackin, Els :thumbsup:
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Assasin

  • It can only get better
Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2012, 05:04:51 PM »
A great bit of riding Els.
The York Arrow should be a doddle!!

The Dorset Coast on the other hand...................

Chapeau!