John and George, The Tandem Men
The Tandem Men leaving Wellington during their World Record Circumnavigation 2016 by Tandem, having cycled from the UK. After New Zealand it is USA, Mexico, Panama, Europe and back home to the UK. Pleasure to meet both of you George and John or as they told me "one half of The Beatles"
I had been the following them on Facebook and hoped I might catch up with them when out riding but I figured on this particular day they'd be heading up towards the Rimutaka Cycle Trail and I was heading over the Haywards and back via Plimmerton, Tawa etc.
I was minding my own business then looked in the distance and there was a tandem coming towards me: "Are you the tandem guys" I shouted out as we passed each other? "Yes" they said. So I turned around and we stopped off at a park and chatted for half an hour. What made it really exciting is that I had 100% completely written off any chance of meeting them ... and then I did!
It is super exciting to follow cyclists making their way across the world via their blogs and Facebook etc and then get to meet them in person. I've done this a few times now and it is super exciting.