There was also a strange kind of reaction to them from fans, many loved them while others didn't. But no matter what one felt about Sukhi and Jinder, they were one of the most talked about teams in the race, one of the most interesting to watch, and all of us fans will see a finale on Sunday that will not be as exciting without them as one would have been with them. We asked them about this fan reaction and about other things. And we were pleased to discover that not only were they reading our posts and watching our videos (like many of the other teams), they were Gord and Wayne fans. And even though we were sometimes critical of them, they liked us so much that they said would love to see us on a future race. Hopefully that kind of endorsement from the most talked about team in Season 2 will carry some weight because we have made it quite clear that one key reason why we do this blog with the posts, interviews and videos is to garner attention amongst fans and producers so they might consider Gord and Wayne as future racers for Amazing Race Canada . Anyway, enough about us and more on the interview with Sukhi and Jinder
G & W - The fan reaction to you was quite polarizing, people either loved you or they didn't, any ideas why?
Sukhi - We have no idea really, some people are super nice, some people are like "Oh my God, you U-Turned Ryan and Rob, that was so mean." But everyone has their own opinion and everyone is entitled to it but we're going with the flow, we're proud of how we played and had a fun time.
Jinder - Yeah, a lot of people thought that we were entertaining and they loved us but you know, you never knew what was going to come out of our mouths so they loved watching us because you never knew. But I don't know why they thought we were like...
Both - ...Really stupid.
Jinder - ...or really mean, one of the two.
Sukhi - It might go back to Macau where we helped a couple of teams and then we got into fan tan, those teams are helping each other and we didn't see that (on the show), and we just kind asked "Could you help us, too" for like 15 seconds of the three hours we were there and we were like the team that always asked "Can you help us? Can you help us?" So maybe that was annoying but who knows.
G & W - Although you've said you weren't really there to have fun (in response to another reporter's question about why they went on the race), but it seemed that you were having a lot of fun.
Sukhi - Oh my gosh, Jinder would be like "Hey, you should smile a little bit." And I was "Don't tell me to smile, I have my game face on." We had a blast. But it depends. On one single day you can go through crazy highs and crazy lows all within an hour and a half. You're on top of the world and then you're feeling so gutted. So it was all a great experience.
G & W - How were you feeling leaving first at the start of the most recent leg?
Sukhi - We were feeling pretty good. We knew that it was the team that makes the least amount of errors was going to make it to the Final 3 because everybody at this part of the race was a great team. Everyone was good at memory, everyone was good physically, everyone's strong. We're counting on Ryan and Rob to get lost, which they didn't. And everyone playing was strong contenders at this point and we were feeling at the beginning and then we didn't know we ran through a red light.
G & W - How did that happen?
Sukhi - It was four in the morning in PEI, the lights are on the side of the corner where we were at and we didn't know if this was for the pedestrians or for us. We were stopped there for three to four seconds and we thought it was a pedestrian light and we made an executive decision and we went through and they said "You're on lockdown."
G & W - Did you ever find out what happened to your lost clue?
Jinder - No idea, we are completely clueless. No idea what happened don't even know where to start with that. But it would have been great if we found it but it took us about 30 minutes before Meaghan let us read her clue, which was amazing.
Sukhi - What an amazing woman. We were just in awe of her.
G & W - Were you surprised that Meaghan let you see their clue that late in the game?
Sukhi - I know, I was so surprised. At first she said she would let us see it once they finished the task. So we waited a half an hour or 40 minutes and then I asked her again and I told them "I know how to do it, I'll help you. As soon as we get, I'll show you what we did." And she said okay because she was struggling and she gave us the clue. I was blown away. I thought "What an amazing person." And she didn't have to do and I'm surprised that she did and it just shows you what an incredible woman she is.
G & W - What happened when you drove by the Albert County Museum?
Sukhi - We drove past that museum for literally three seconds. We saw it, went past it, turned right back around. But Ryan and Rob were there at the exact same time. We couldn't believe how they got there so fast.
Jinder - We weren't lost that's because we were driving on this road, doing the speed limit the entire way, didn't make one wrong turn on that map. And we drove past, it was literally five seconds and we turned around, and Rob and Ryan were pulling right in.
Sukhi - And we were wondering how did they get there?
Jinder - We were completely shocked, it made no sense how they had caught because we went the speed limit.
Sukhi - We were just baffled, mentally.
G & W - What was the toughest part of being on the race that there was no way you could prepare for in advance?
Sukhi - Completely undressing on national television was pretty hard. Uh, we definitely couldn't prepare for taking off our clothes. But the hardest part was that you just have to be on, it was like the Hunger Games out there, any little mistake could take you out and you have to be on everyday and be mentally ready and focused and believe in yourself.
Jinder - Every second counts and when that red light happened, we lost our clue and we actually went to the bathroom for five minutes during that task. We had to go to the bathroom so bad and it ended up being a five minutes, heading out into the bush. And we lost the entire leg by 10 minutes. So every little second adds up.
Sukhi - That was the first time we went to the bathroom during the leg. Usually we waited for pitstart or pitstop, we never had gone to the bathroom while the actual race was on. But then we had to go to the bathroom during our final leg, Oh my gosh!
Jinder - So for future racers, don't go to the bathroom while you're racing. You might up end up losing five minutes.
(At this moment, Wayne tells them about about Tyson from Amazing Australia Season 3, who always needs to pee at inopportune times, including running to the pitstop.)
Sukhi - That's crazy. At the pitstop, the first thing you do is find the bathroom but this time was the one and only time we had to go, we couldn't hold it.
G & W - Back to always being on during the race, and having everything you say or do being recording, is that addictive, and did you go through withdrawal when the race was over?
Sukhi - It felt so nice to come home because then the adrenaline came down and I just crashed. I slept for six days. I'd wake up, eat something and go back to bed. Jinder was on for another two weeks.
Jinder - It was two weeks before my adrenaline kicked out. But I could have kept racing.
Sukhi - He was "I'm going to have a great day, I'm going to the gym and I'm going to do this." It was just weird. It was Super Jinder.
Jinder - It was addicting because on the race, you wake up every single day with a definite sense of purpose. And when you're done the race, you want that again, it drives you, it fuels you to finish the day and start the day. And that feeling of getting up and having a goal and a mission was something missed immediately afterwards.
Sukhi - We redefined our purpose, of what we wanted to do. After living with such a high, we don't want to go back to living ordinary. We want to get the most out of this life while we're here for however long we are here.
Jinder - I'm so proud of the way we raced. We were at the top half of the pack. Ever since that day we almost go eliminated, we brought it.
Sukhi - We had fun. We would go to the pitstop and see Jon, we had this immense sense of relief. And I said this earlier in the day, every time I was so proud of Jinder, he was my little brother, I always kind of made sure he was okay. And he just impressed me on every leg. When we were in Normandy and rocked the science challenge. Then the navigation, even though we got lost, he just blew me away all the time. So I cried everyday at the mat, you didn't see it, but I was "I'm so proud of him", because I was. He transitioned from my baby brother to someone I would take more seriously.
G & W - How do you plan to keep your lives amazing?
Sukhi - Oh my God, there is so much happening.
Jinder - You will see more of us, mark our words.
Sukhi - Definitely. I mean we loved doing the show but there are so many opportunities and we're going to decide what we'll be taking. Canada, you'll definitely see more of us. (Pause) Whether you hate or you love us. (laughs)
G & W - Speaking of love, Cormac said Mickey and Pete were constantly hitting on his mom Nicole, and not just the one time we saw on the TV, did that happen to Sukhi?
Jinder - More of Michel and Pierre.
Sukhi - Actually, I just ignored it and I was like, "You guys are way too young." Mickey and Pete are 24 and one day they were like "You're so beautiful" And I'm 32, so no. No, there was nothing, I was so focused. And Michel and Pierre pretended to kidnap me and beat up Jinder, but it was nothing. It was like a bunch of brothers and sisters, that's what it felt like with those boys. They weren't making moves at all, they were just fun and kind guys.
Jinder - I think they were too nervous to actually make the big moves on Suk.
Sukhi - Couldn't pull the trigger.
Jinder - They would get all flustered and nervous and I don't think they could pull the trigger. (Both laugh).
Sukhi - He's kidding.
Jinder - I think they were a little scared of me.
Sukhi - Yeah, Jinder is so jacked and muscular that they did not want to get on his bad side.
G & W - Would you do anything or race differently if you get the chance to race again.
Sukhi - I wouldn't run a red light, that's for sure.
Jinder - Next time, if we get the chance to run the race again, is read our clue. And not lose it. (Laughs). No, but reading your clue is a big thing. And a lot of times we thought we had no time to read it properly and you rush and you start running every single direction before you realize you are going the wrong way. But you actually have a couple of extra seconds to read and process the clue before you make decisions.
Sukhi - And now, I'm not going to lie, but we've never used a map before. We practiced a little before but in Normandy or somewhere where the streets aren't labelled, going in I'd be more prepared for navigation. But other than that, we had a fun time. It was a blast. We were determined and focused. I mean we didn't win but we did everything we could.
Jinder - And we're happy with the way the show was edited. We signed up for it and it was funny, it was hilarious. We started out as the funny, comic relief turned into the desperate, couldn't do anything ourselves that no one would help, and then we turned into the villains. Sukhi - Actually, after they said no, we actually helped Ryan and Rob, in Winnipeg, we helped them with the coin challenge. We helped Alain and Audrey find the clue box. And we thought we were playing, we thought "we're the nice team, but we looking mean."
Jinder - There were a lot of things we did that helped other teams we wouldn't do next time.
Sukhi - We wouldn't be super helpful because we didn't know there was alliances and all that kind of stuff. We thought we were being so nice but then we watched the show we saw that it looked like we weren't helping nobody, we just keep asking for help.
G & W - So were you surprised that in the later legs, you were the biggest competitors for Natalie and Meaghan?
Sukhi - We weren't surprised because mentally, from Day 1, we knew that we were going to bring it. We created our own little detours all the time. We would finish the actual challenge and then we would add tasks like park the car, go on a little drive. But we were not soft.
Jinder - And you know what, we didn't take for granted that we got a non-elimination leg. That was a wake up. We were back of the pack at the beginning, in 8th, 8th, 6th and almost eliminated. But since that day we shook it off and we came 4th, 4th, to 2nd and then 1st, 1st.
Sukhi - It was a gift and we thought we would treat it as we would treat life, play this game hard.
Jinder - We were given a second chance to race hard and we took advantage of that. And yeah, it sucks that we were eliminated, but we're so thankful that we got to go as far as we did.
G & W - Thanks guys for the fun times.
Jinder - Thanks guys for watching. Are you guys applying next season by the way?
G & W - Of course we'll apply. Doing this blog, all these interviews, our video recaps are part of our overall plan of application.
Sukhi - We want to see you guys on there.
Jinder - That would just be epic.
Sukhi - We'll put in a word, we love you guys.