All the data and stats you might be interested in knowing
I think Jason started logistics for this challenge back in June. Final preparations are well under way for this epic journey. We leave home for our big drive north on Wednesday. I have to say I am excited about touching base with people I love dearly and about being there to support my lovely man.
Day One 178 km Elevation 1680m
Sunday 23 December 2018 start at Cape Reinga Lighthouse and finish in Rawene on the Hokianga Harbour
Day Two 157 km Elevation 1401m
Monday 24 December 2018 start in Rawene and finish in Waipu
Day Three 93 km Elevation 1537m
Tuesday 25 December 2018 start in Waipu and finish in Orewa
Day Four 190 km Elevation 1511m
Wedneday 26 December 2018 start in Orewa and finish in Cambridge
Day Five 132 km Elevation 1863m
Thurday 27 December 2018 start in Cambridge and finish in Taupo
Day Six 168 km Elevation 2750m
Friday 28 December 2018 start in Taupo and finish in Havelock North
Day Seven 233 km Elevation 1603m
Saturday 29 December 2018 start in Havelock North and finish in Greytown
Day Eight 104 km Elevation 1454m
Sunday 30 December 2018 start in Greytown, ride through to Wellington, jump on the Interislander and ride from Picton to finish in Blenheim
Day Nine 100 km Elevation 1149m
Monday 31 December 2018 start in Blenheim and finish in Saint Arnaud
Day Ten 222 km Elevation 1565m
Tuesday 1 January 2019 start in Saint Arnaud and finish in Greymouth
Day Eleven 172 km Elevation 1563m
Wednesday 2 January 2019 start in Greymouth and finish in Franz Josef
Day Twelve 143 km Elevation 1635m
Thursday 3 January 2019 start in France Josef and finish in Haast
Day Thirteen 200 km Elevation 3493m
Friday 4 January 2019 start in Haast and finish in Arrowtown (a night in our own bed)
Day Fourteen 229 km Elevation 1344m
Saturday 5 January 2019 start in Arrowtown and finish at the top of Bluff Hill
We have coffee, lunch and some dinner spots planned but if anyone has any recommendations please do add any suggestions in the comments below.
Interesting to see that if Coronet Peak is 1187m then Jason is riding this every day and more often much higher.
To finish I thought I might share the course profile with you. Google says that this is 30,000m of climbing. Strava 24,548m. I will be interested to see what the stats on Jason’s bike computer come in with.