• Gary Moller

Can you break the Auckland to Wellington Cycling Record?


Good morning Gary


I may be a bit late with this but I only need one suitably insane starter. I promise not to call you 'cannon fodder' anymore.


(Hahahaha! And I won't call you "one-eyed" anymore, Brian: Gary)

Can you send this invitation to any suitably insane prospects? I only need one!

If you are interested there may be age group categories plus women.


Must fly, look forward to hearing from you,


Brian CAD


Brian setting one of the all-time great endurance records
Brian setting one of the all-time great endurance records

Gary: Brian set the record of cycling non-stop from Auckland to Wellington, breaking under 20 hours. I think this is one of the most awesome feats of human endurance in modern times.


Read my article about this here: http://blog.garymoller.com/2013/03/when-it-comes-to-endurance-this-is-most.html

 

ANYONE WANTING TO ATTEMPT A FULLY SPONSORED RECORD RIDE AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON LEAVING AUCKLAND SUNDAY 26TH SEPT PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS

Thank you to my crew 1983 and 1984. MY BRIEF STORY . R.J.PRATT. MANAGER.K. MILDENHALL.NAVIGATOR.K.CUNDY. MECHANIC . J MAHR. M.. COOPER, DRIVER.B.LEVIDO. TIME KEEPER,NZACA,OBSERVER C GOLLINS TVNZ

Brian looking fresh after smashing it!
Brian looking fresh after smashing it!

On the 12th feb 1984 I set a new time for Auckland to Wellington PT. to PT. I.T.T. I left Auckland at 2pm in 26 Celsius riding the first 162 km in 4 hours and 10 min. I was scheduled to start at 4pm but unknown to me Bob Pratt was taking a chance to beat a South East weather forecast. . So off I went. all ok until the weather changed halfway through the Paraparas. Ok I thought accepting rain and a head wind for the last 180 km. By Whanganui it was getting wetter and colder, so I asked for hamburgers we bought at Taumarunui. No such luck, not a crumb was kept. I don't know what the crew thought might be open at 5 am on Sunday morning. I did lose it a bit. In hindsight it may have been a contributing factor for me to go faster. The determination was more force of mind rather than muscle. While still pitch black we struck about 200 meters of road works too thick to ride so I had to walk it. About half way was a solitary sign post to Lake Alice. No appointment, so I carried on. Later on I heard the road through Tawa - Glenside was closed for a market or fair.I decided I would not risk a hold up so at Porirua, continued onto the motorway. Almost immediately was joined by a motorbike cop who suggested I should get off the motorway ASAP.. I agreed and assumed he was sent specifically to escort me to the top of Ngauranga gorge. All went well until I hit the rail track on Aotea Quay. less than 1km to go.getting to the finish finish just 33sec inside 20 hours and less than 10mins. better than the old record. ANYONE WANTING TO ATTEMPT A FULLY SPONSORED RECORD RIDE FROM AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON LEAVING AUCKLAND SUNDAY 26TH SEPT PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS.

Brian



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