Long before the cycle trail wound its way around Mt Pureroa, the walking track to the summit held a warm place in my heart. On one of the first dates with my girlfriend, wearing swannies and hats against the cold, we tramped through the cloud forest and overlooked the little known forest park.
A quarter of a century later and now married to my sweetheart, we replaced warm hats for helmets on a ride through memory lane. However this trip was not all about reminiscing. Our two day journey on the now popular Timber Trail was a data collection field trip for my work on the first mobile app of our country’s greatest rides.