After months of planning and anticipation, it’s hard to believe Ryan and I are almost two weeks into our “Hammer Nutrition Canada Tour”. This summer long adventure will take us coast to coast in the Hammer big rig, visiting some of our great Canadian retailers, supporting events and sharing stories from Ryan’s recently released book, A Purpose Ridden.
I have always wanted to travel across Canada, and we’re doing it.
It all started in New Brunswick at the awesome Challenge St. Andrew’s triathlon weekend. Here, our team congregated at the amazing race venue where the Big Rig keys were handed over to Ryan and I. More than just a vehicle to transport us across the country, the Rig is also our home for the next couple of months.
Since leaving the grounds of the famed Algonquin Resort in St. Andrew’s, we have made stops in Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton, Quebec City, Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville, Peterborough, Bracebridge and Gravenhurst.
Life in the Rig is busy, simple and, sometimes, challenging. Maneuvering a 43-foot truck, that is not only long but also wide and tall, around parts unknown is not always an easy task. Managing water consumption, battery power, access to wifi… it makes us appreciate what we normally take for granted.
Nevertheless, we appreciate the simplicity of it. Make no mistake about it, the Hammer Big Rig is one well-equipped piece of machinery, but it does make us realize how little you need. We certainly don’t have a lot of “stuff” with us and we don’t know where we will make home each night… but we do know that we will see lots of amazing places, meet all sorts of new faces, and have one incredible summer!
We have many more stops ahead of us as we finish off our tour in Ontario and venture west across the prairies. Be sure to check out our event schedule to see if you can come visit us at one of our stops. And, don’t forget to honk or wave if you see us out there.