Can even a mega retailer like Jenson demand a price from a manufacturer that allows them to sell a product at the Canadian wholesale cost? Taxing goods or limiting online imports to save the local retailer is not a long term answer. Unfortunately relying on personal service isn't going to save local shops. I routinely walk out of the local shops I frequent when I get blank stares and should shrugs when I ask competent questions. Anyone know what the prices that distributors are bringing bike parts across the border at? At what step in the distribution is the gauging taking place?
There is something wrong with the price of goods - especially bike parts - in Canada (or BC from my experience). I go out of my way to try and give my money to local bike shops, but when I can order something online, from the US or UK, have it shipped to my door in a couple days for routinely half the price of what my local shops have it for, why wouldn't I? I spoke with the owner of a recently defunct local shop and he said the online price from the US is regularly what his wholesale cost was. What's going on? The Canadian Dollar has been at par, or more, to the US for years so you can't tell me its the dollar difference and time-frame from when orders are being made. Are we really imposing taxes on items to double their retail value?
I'm building up a 9 speed frankenbike for the winter. Using a existing crank with the small ring removed the chain alignment to the rear is too tight and the chain drops off the front to the inside. Is a single ring crank required (do these run the ring closer to the frame?) or can the ring be 'spaced' inbound?
I'm in the same process right now. Good to hear some feedback on the Slayer as it is in the running. I want a ride that will do the ups well as that's what my current bike is lacking. I have a friend that just got into a Kona Cadabra. The build for $ seems good and so far the he has nothing but good things to say.
bike park riders who stop in the middle of the trail and / or just stupid places to stop e.g. gathering around the entrance of an area where more than 1 trail start
same stupid bike park riders that see me bombing their way and think they have the time and super human acceleration ability to jump back on their ride and not be in the way as they pull onto the trail.
'friends' who don't bring a change of clothes or something to sit on and think they are getting back in my car after a long muddy ride.
The Comox Valley Regional District is conducting an update to the Local Area Plan that includes the Mount Washington Area.
The main intent of this planning exercise is to build upon and update the current Mt. Washington Local Area Plan with recent CVRD strategies and policy direction and complement it with public input. The CVRD Regional Growth Strategy for the Valley has recognized the Mount Washington area as a new settlement node.As such, many policies must be updated or created to address important matters such as land use, community services, infrastructure, transportation, the environment, design guidelines and the need to adapt to climate change.
The consultants for the project are seeking the public's feedback through an online survey.
More information about the project is here:http://www.mountwashingtonircp.ca/
The online survey is available here:SURVEY
I've only seen a few comments on adding water. I've read some info on adding a small amount and obviously its a personal thing, but is it a better move with certain types of scotch? I've always been adamantly opposed to violating my scotch with ice or water.
I used to keep a bottle at work, until while enjoying an end of the week scotch, the office douche bag cruised into my office and announces 'it tastes better with water' and proceeded to douse my scotch. Blamo! - cockpunch. Maybe this is the source of my opposition….
Next I'm going to start looking into and applying for planning jobs. Maybe look into bc parks again and look around for municipal government work.
If you want an easier in to the planning field you'd be better off with a masters or some specialty. If you can handle a bit more schooling, grab an Urban Land Economics diploma from UBC (Sauder Biznass School) or look into registration requirements with the Appraisal Institute. Planning jobs are dwindling with the economy sucking balls. Little development kills off the private consulting jobs and few municipal $$s leaves not much to do for the public sector planners.
Also, GIS for the win. GIS jobs (can be in planning too) are growing in the public sector and seem to pay well and the entry requirements are surprisingly low.