Tour Aotearoa was the highlight of 2016. Like our tandem trip; this was my idea. I was looking for a challenge but for fear that people would think we were crazy I didn't tell many people until 3 months before the event. I was committed but still full of fear at that stage; that we would not be able to achieve the challenge of riding 3000 km, the length of New Zealand.
My fear had driven me to spend hours on the bike, and Nev and I passed the hot summer weekends riding long rides and gear-testing camping trips within the Adelaide region.
New Zealand delivered fine weather and great companionship that made this a truly memorable adventure.