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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

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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.
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Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2012, 03:47:13 PM »
Go like the bees.  All the best.

Assasin

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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

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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

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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.
104 miles from Marsh Gibbon

chillmoister

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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

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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.
Quote from: Miles
We’re all on “the spectrum” aren’t we if we’re in cycling? Its just how far down you are; how anally retentive you get to be

LittleWheelsandBig

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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

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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
104 miles from Marsh Gibbon

fboab

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Re: Kiwi 1200 in 2012
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2012, 11:11:53 AM »
Yay!!!
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marcusjb

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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 »
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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

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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

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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

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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:
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Fidgetbuzz

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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

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

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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!