A few shops in the Kootenays and Interior have partnered with small shuttle companies. If you are planning a road trip call a few shops in teh places you want to visit and see if they know anyone. I think Red Shred's, Gerricks, Sacred Ride and a couple others all partner with local shuttlers.
but if you only race once or twice a year it makes it hard to fork out 130 bones
there should be a pro/elite day license
Petition the CCA and try to make it happen. I have found that sometimes all things need is for someone to do something, like talk to the right people. Take the initiative and start it.
Make a report, show how to track who races when, what type of events, and so on. Come up with a system that might work and submit it with a petition, who knows, there is no harm in trying.
I would assume there were quite a few people hiking up JR. I saw at least 3 groups arriving from there when I got off the shuttle. I don't recall lineups at the top on Saturday. We could go when we wanted as lots rode in groups.
Sunday practice, we were on the second shuttle and by the time we were to get on for a second lap it was after 10:00 and getting to close to D's starting time to risk it.
Well done this weekend Steve.
Chips is a good dude, and wants to race in the higher category but CycBC wouldn't upgrade him from what I've heard….don't bitch at him!
There are no upgrades in Citizen, that's why it is Citizen. He would need to purchase a license like the rest of us. Once he purchases a license then he should be able to upgrade to Pro/Elite.
Flashes don't really seem to affect anyone negatively at the races unless they go big for the camera specifically. If you do have a sign up then if people find they are distracted they will be prepared or avoid it all together.
Would be a good point except this is not a small pub, its part of a chain of like 6 Irish pubs in Calgary. I never said it was small or slow. As a matter of fact the only reason we didn't go to the smaller neighborhood pub that does accept debit is because our friends wanted to check out cheap appetizer night at this other place.
K. From a business point of view, even if it is part of a large chain (independant franchise or all owned by one person or corp) the general rule of thumb is that is has to be financially viable or it won't stay around. Nobody likes owning a money losing business or subsidizing a location by taking proceeds from a profitable location. Unfortunately, that's the way a lot of businesses work, if it loses money it gets sold or closed.
The % difference between having to pay the surcharges and receiving money from the independant ATM operator can make a huge difference to the manager/owner when they review the books. It may be inconvenient to stop at a bank but for the staff and owner I am sure they would be inconvenienced with no employment. That's the business side anyway. Without first hand knowledge and the ability to review their books I couldn't tell you why they do it. We are all just guessing and you are walking 100 ft out of your way and paying an extra few dollars for dinner.
Without going back through all the posts, if you are uncomfortable carrying cash, don't drive, can't get to your bank, don't own credit cards, find it unacceptable to pay the extra charges involved with independant ATM and don't think you should have to walk across the bar to pay the said charges I would recommend asking if they accept debit when you enter an establishment and let your friends know they may have to spot you some cash until you can, at your convenience of course, pay them back and never visit the establishment again.
The mountains lose revenue on race weekends as the mountain pretty much gets shut down for racers. That might be why there are so few BC Cup races on them. I know there are some keen individuals thinking outside the box and working on this very problem.
Race organizers do not make money hosting races, they do it because they think they like it. :) Cycling BC is a sanctioning body not race organizers, it is not up to Cycling BC to even have a BC Cup. Mission has two races because the locals are go-getters and have organized themselves, gotten permission from the city and so forth. To say you would like to see one replaced could be received as a pretty big insult, I am glad you say thanks at the end. :)
I challenge everyone out there to organize a BC Cup race whether it is shuttles or on a ski hill. See what it takes, how much of your heart and energy go into it and how little reward there is for doing it. If you don't feel like doing that please make sure you thank every race organizer personally as in my opinion that is the only reason we do it…for the warm fuzzies we get when someone says they had a great time!
do ya ever wonder how the world survived before bank M/C's ,before visa cards ,before cell phones to call honey to pick up some milk,before supermarkets were open till 11pm every day but x-mas ,before debit cards … before
and don't forget the big one….cell phones.