The Route

2018 edition will be held on 17th and 18th of Nov on the back roads and tracks of the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula.

Monday, November 21, 2011

2011 Wrap Up

Congrats to all who completed the Brevet over the weekend. We were treated to a near perfect 36 hour’s weather wise, which was squeezed in between some quite horrible weather. I like to think that it was recompense for the crap we had last year.

All up we raised $650 for Hinewai Reserve, which I know Hugh Wilson (caretaker) will be more than grateful to receive. Hopefully you all composed yourself enough after the ecstatic piece of single track (otherwise known as Purple Peak) to peek down at Hinewai before the short dawdle along Summit Rd. before plummeting into the abyss once more. Thanks for all the donations. If anyone still wants to donate, let me know and I will add it to the tally.

Hopefully I got all the results right, if there are any errors or omissions or if you have any photos, stories etc. you would like to share, please let me know.

There was some amazing rides in the weekend and I was absolutely astounded by some of the performances. Special mention has to go to Rose and Jackson who pounded out the course on their Tandem, imagine what they can do next year when they both pedal: “It was nice and easy once Rose started pedaling. It was about halfway about Dyer's pass I think ;-)”; Jasper and Judd who unable to afford gears for their bikes, pounded it out on their single speeds – Judd actually flew in from the USA especially for the event (well… maybe for other things too..) - he snapped his seat post at km 16, hitched a ride into town for a replacement and rejoined at Little River; the many cyclocrossers who came along for the ride – I was thinking of you on the steep gravelly descents (with a sadistic smile); and of course Charlotte and Oli (first girl and boy home) who both defied the laws of nature to speed around the course so fast, the sheep were still shaking in their wake once the rest of us plodded past.

I only received one death threat, which was less than last year, and apparently Gary “… wants us to kick him in the balls if he thinks of doing it again.” C’mon Gary, you know your already tweaking you bike set up. Speaking of next year, I was eyeing up some interesting looking roads and routes on Saturday!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

2011 Photos

Photos:Michael O'Dea, Tim Mulliner,Rose Green, Jackson, Matthew Hughes and Craig Phillips

Arrivals and times

Rider hr.min
Oli Whaley 13.47
Craig Phillips 16.38
Tim Mulliner 16.38
Scott Emmens 18.38
Geof Blance 18.38
Charles Afford 18.50
Rod Vardy 20.16
Barryn Westfield 20.21
Peter Maindonald 29.24
John McGrail 29.24
Steve Alloway 29.24
Rose Green and Jackson (Tandem) 29.35
Charlotte Ireland 29.37
Gary MacKenzie 30.30
John Randal 31.00
Megan Dimozantos 31.00
Jasper van der Lingen (Single speed) 34.55
Rosie Shakespeare Abandoned
Craig Shakespeare Abandoned
Ian Edmond 15.15
Karin Pehrson (Cyclocross) 34.00
John Lubbe 32.05
Gregory Manson (Cyclocross) 26.10
Paul Harrison Lowe 26.10
Charlie Mayhew (Cyclocross) 31.30
Matthew Hughs (Cyclocross) 33.37
Julian Lowndes (Cyclocross) 33.37
Charlie Barlett 33.50
Neil Charters 34.40
James Hardisty 34.40
Roy Johnston 34.40
Judd Rohwer (Single Speed) 34.55

Friday, November 18, 2011

1 day to go!

8am Hansen Park Sat 19th (that's tomorrow). For those that want to see a strange combination of lightly loaded contraptions heading into the hills for some granny gear bashing. See you then!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Start List 2011

Scott Emmens
Tim Mulliner
Rod Vardy
Peter Maindonald
Rosie Shakespeare
John Randal
Marcus Peters
Megan Dimozantos
Gregory Manson
Ian Edmond
John McGrail
Paul Harrison Lowe
Oli Whaley
Charlie Mayhew
Charlotte Ireland
Craig Shakespeare
Jasper van der Lingen (Single speed)
John Lubbe
Craig Phillips
Geof Blance
Charles Afford
Lawrence Mote
Matthew Hughs
Julian Lowndes
Barryn Westfield
Charlie Barlett
Neil Charters
Rose Green and Jackson (Tandem)
James Hardisty
Roy Johnston
Karin Pehrson
Rob Harrow
Jo Forbes
Judd Rohwer (Single Speed)
Steve Alloway