The owner gave me the okay with the proviso that if he got one complaint about a cold pizza, I’d be done. Three summers later I have yet to deliver a cold pie. I now average 5000 miles per season, which is much more than I was able to manage with my previous gig. My V-Strom lets me get through traffic faster and park in more convenient locations than if I drove my car, and sometimes it even garners me better tips! The way I look at it, I’m getting paid to ride. But the most important aspect is that now I can stay at home during the day with my kids, which just wasn’t possible with my old schedule.