2009 Run 79 Lake Tekapo Photo Blog

Postby Tama on Sun 31/May/09 7:51am

It's the morning of the 2009 Run 79 Lake Tekapo Mountain Bike Pursuit and I'm planning to ride 90 kilometres offroad around a big lake. How that will work out in reality is something else entirely.

Firstly we have the weather - there's been a bevy of weather warning telling us of impending snowstorm doom with snow down to sea level in the South Island. As we are currently 700 metres above sea level this has made the idea of snow seem pretty inevitable. The theory was last night a southerly front was supposed to come charging through and I took it forgranted that we would wake to a winter wonderland of snow on the ground.

Secondly I have not done any training for this - at all. The past month has had such dire weather my only riding has been to and from work - a titanic 14 kilometres a day - plus a couple of two hour weekend rides. None of this points to me being remotely ready for 90 kilometres in a day but I'm taking some comfort in my past record of doing mental long days in the saddle and not totally dying.

So we're currently sitting in out rented house, looking out at the lake and noting that:
a) there's no sign snow on th ground
b) the weather isn't as calm as it was half an hour ago

For you amusement I'll be sending back PXTs today as I make my way around the lake. This is a bit reliant on cellphone coverage but hopefully you'll be able to follow me as I ride through possible blizzards and possible sunshine in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

What could possibly go wrong :ib: :thumbsup:

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Re: 2009 Run 79 Lake Tekapo Photo Blog

Postby mfw on Sun 31/May/09 8:04am

Good luck!
Rather you than me :lol: I'll watch from here thanks :D
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Re: 2009 Run 79 Lake Tekapo Photo Blog

Postby Tama on Sun 31/May/09 8:25am

Hmmm... looking at the coverage photos might have to wait until I return sorry :(

Will see how it goes :)
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Postby Tama on Sun 31/May/09 8:54am

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Snowing at head of lake :p
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Serious!
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Re: 2009 Run 79 Lake Tekapo Photo Blog

Postby Tinkerbell on Sun 31/May/09 9:29am

Good luck you guys, hope that red nose is still there at the end of the race and there's no frostbite! :crazy:
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