As told to Elisabeth Easther

Dad's parents lived in Paraparaumu, so for holidays, we used to load up the Triumph PI2500 and go on ridiculously long road trips from Auckland to Wellington to hang out with nanna and poppa. My grandparents had a huge back lawn, and every summer they'd put up this big slippery slide, and my brother and I would spend hours throwing ourselves down it. Mum and dad now do the same thing at their place for our kids.

Because of cycling, I was quite young when I first travelled by myself. As soon as I left

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