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How did it all start !

In November 2004, while living in New York, I had dinner with my good friend Jean-Louis at l'Orange Bleu in Manhattan.

While eating a cucumber salad, Jean-Louis was telling me "When we live in a big city like New York, on december 31 our pockets are empty because for ordinary people like us, it's a lifestyle and we spend it all !"

Then we ate a couscous and Jean-Louis asked me a question I had never thought about "Now that your younger daughter Jessica is finishing her college, what are you going to do ?". As we were talking we established that if I was to sell everything I had, I had enough money to travel on my sidecar for ten years.

By the time we ate a creme brulée, it was clear to me that I had 2 choices
1 - I keep working for the next 10 years and I will be poor after that !
2 - I sell everything I have, I go travel for 10 years on my sidecar and I will be poor after that !

It did not took long, with common sense, I took my decision while drinking my coffee.

Three months later, on February 16, 2005 at 6:04 am, New York was closed, I was on my way to the Arctic Circle on the first leg of my "Ten Years on the Road".