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    It’s almost Karapoti time (if you are ever in NZ at this time you really must come and play – it’s fantastic). As always our race for the Pink Pinny is on – last one home wears the pinny and is the beer bitch for the evening.

    However this year there is some indecision – on bikes, on footwear, on clothing, on camping – on everything. Because of THIS LITTLE WEATHER BOMB. 150kmh winds and 200mm of rain. Nice. Will report back assuming we don’t die 😀

    Well that sounds like fun! But on a nice day. How long does the 50k normally take? And will they cancel it if the weather is as bad as predicted? Standing in 150kmh winds is tough – but on a bike as a cross wind 😯

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    Hotshots can get round in 2:20 which is quite amazing given its a tough course, anything under 3 gets you in the hall of fame.
    It’s sheltered , sort of, but there are 4 decent river crossings which could be very dodgy. We will see, has never been cancelled in some tough conditions. I don’t think i’ll be cracking 3 hours this year. And yet another bike will be destroyed during it as well…
    Someone is putting cleats on their Gumboots for it.

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    The winds on the Polaris in the Dales which got curtailed were nowhere near 150km/h, yet I found it impossible to ride downhill on tarmac at times due to the cross wind. If you’re getting anything close to that on the course you won’t be riding much.

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    You’ve never been to Wellington have you ? 😉
    It certainly looks like it will be super nasty, my barometer is plunging – they are saying 970 which is insanely low. I’ll be interested to see what the race directors call is.

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