The story of Pai
Paihikara was given to Di in May 2012 as a gift before her first self supported cycle tour in Europe. His name is the maori translation of cyclist. He rode on the top of herpanniers for most of the 5,000km trip through Holland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Norway.
Pai has been the inspiration behind the cycling kiwi logo and plays a big roll in our marketing.
Pai joins Di on all my long rides around our fantastic country and through roads and trails overseas.
Paihikara is an adventurous character and can often be found riding along on top of the panniers or strapped on to my back pack. You can share his travels by clicking on the links below.
We some times do a lot of pedaling so expect a lot of words! Included in some of these documents is the equipment that has been carried along with us during our travels.
Northern Migration - Europe
Paihikara's 2012 adventure from Amsterdam in Holland to Narvik in Norway.
Border Loop - Australia
Pai flew to the Gold Coast in Australia and had an adventurous few days crossing back and forth between Queensland and New South Wales in August 2014.
Meandering Down The Mawson - Australia
Pai "crossed the ditch" to have a taste of the Australian outback with a ride from Wilpena Pound, in the Flinders Ranges, down to Adelaide in 2014.
Shivers Me Timbers - New Zealand
Paihikara's Anzac weekend ride along the Timber Trail from Pureora to Ongarue 2014.
Bay of Plenty Tour - New Zealand
Paihikara's 2013 adventure through the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand with ACTA (the Auckland Cycle Touring Association).
XPD Adventure Race - Australia
Pai wasn't around for this one and it isn't really cycle touring but it was quite a journey all the same.