Gareth Morgan is CEO of Gareth Morgan Investments, portfolio manager, and chairman of and a consultant to economics consultancy Infometrics Ltd that he founded in 1982. He is also a well-known columnist, philanthropist and author. Gareth is a bit of a veteran now of these offshore bike trips and remains in a hurry to cover the world before his body says it won't. When not biking or working, Gareth can be found around the Cook Strait somewhere, desperately seeking the ultimate fishing high. Jo Morgan has been on bikes before she was legal. But her penchant for two wheel vehicles tells less than half of the love affair with engines. Buses and trucks play a big part in Jo's driving life back in Wellington too. Also a veteran of offshore bike riding Jo is medical officer on this trip or, as the rest of us fear, the "witch doctor". Jo's other activities include teaching, welding and raising 4 children, and nowadays an extensive portfolio of social and community work that would have the rest of us tired just reading it.