Mike’s bike travels

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Last week I found myself traveling to New Zealand for work; why not
take the bike?  Here are photos of my S&S coupled Mercian in its case
(loaned at last minute from Larry at Mt Airy Bicycles, Mt Airy, MD
USA); after 20 hours of flying, reassembled at the Auckland airport
and ready to roll; nothing like some "riding therapy" after a week of
indoor work.  The bike sustained some minor cosmetic damage (a top
tube dent, some rim scratches, brake dust everywhere), but what fun to
ride in a new and bicycle-friendly place.