Last year's CAN Do meeting in Hamilton was a good opportunity to have a couple of weeks away cycling.
I flew to Auckland with my touring bike. The ride started inauspiciously, as the road from the airport had road works and I missed a turn-off.
Men in hi-vis overalls urgently flagged me off the road next to a sign marking the start of a motorway. They asked me to sign their visitor's book and gave me a ride to the old Mangere Bridge. From there I navigated to my brother's place in Mt Eden.
Next day I rode into the city via Queen St, unaware of...