Monday 7th March 2011.
This day has been a long time coming. Today is 10 months to the day since Mike's accident.
Jess and I took the wagon up to Auckland to pick up the bike. We didn't know what to expect or what we would find. After handing over the paperwork we were sent into the yard and told to wait while they brought the crate out. As soon as we see it we notice it has been re-crated.
Looking through a gap in the side it appears the bike has fallen over but it hasn't. Whoever built the crate did a pretty good job and the bike is still upright, and apparently no worse than when it Left Gabon.
The left hand side of the crate had been opened by MAF... the board was loose so we decided to take it off completely rather than lose it on the motorway.
And there she was...
Jess and I took a few minutes to take it in, before securing the crate and hitting the road. We had an 8 hour drive to get home.
Once we arrived home it was getting dark, and we just wanted to get the bike off the trailer and into the shed. The only way to do it was dismantle the crate on the trailer and wheel the bike off.