When I first moved to Canada in 2000, I thought it was a great country.
I thought my new life was going to be great, and that I’d be able to do whatever I wanted.
But I was wrong.
The cost of living is still insane here.
The cost of buying groceries and gas in the U.S. was a whopping $2.20 per gallon last year.
It’s even more insane here because the Canadian government doesn’t give out much money to the poor.
I was never going to get ahead financially.
But when I did, I was really happy.
Canada gave me a lot of freedom.
But the money doesn’t seem to be there to buy groceries.
My first car was a Suzuki GSX-R650.
It was a nice little bike.
The only thing I did to make it even nicer was I had a small garage full of stuff for my bike.
I never took it for a ride, but I did take it out on a weekend.
It really made it easier to find stuff.
When I started my bike business, I bought a Suzuki CX-7, which is the most comfortable bike I’ve ever owned.
That was when I knew that I could make a living.
My wife and I were on a road trip to New York City with our two kids when we hit a bridge.
There was this huge road that ran across the entire length of the city.
I knew we had to cross it.
My wife and kids were going to fall into this river.
I remember thinking, How bad is this?
It’s not even on a map.
And so I decided to make this stupid decision: How do I cross this bridge?
I went out on the bridge, and I did a little bit of crossing.
And it was pretty cool.
I went through a tunnel that was really long, and a tunnel I hadn’t crossed in my life.
I was thinking, This is just what I do on the road.
I think it’s cool to cross a bridge like that.
I did that a lot.
I crossed a bridge in New Zealand and did it the same way.
It took me a long time to get used to the idea of crossing the same bridge over and over again, because I don’t want to have to do it every time.
But it’s been fun.
It just feels so rewarding.