We are very pleased to announce that Spunky's Motorcycles have joined the Changing Landscapes adventure as a major sponsor! We met with Simon, the owner, on Saturday and have to say we're very pleased with the outcome. Simon is as passionate about motorcycles as we are and was very enthusiastic about the upcoming Changing Landscapes Vancouver Island TV series. He offered some great pointers to us, yes, we have much to learn, and was very supportive in seeing our vision become a reality.
So, to fill in the blanks, Spunky's is well known to us because they're just up the road near Parksville, and because they have a great showroom filled with gleaming MV Augustas, KTMs, Kawasakis and Yamahas. In short it's a great place to go drool over the latest and greatest offerings and talk 'shop.' Personally I love bike shops, love comparing notes, swapping road stories, and just admiring cutting edge technology on public display.
And that's just the bikes, they also have an awesome clothing and accessories department. In fact both Dominik and I have kitted up here in the past. For the Bolivia trip we both made Spunky's our go-to choice for riding gear. They have a great selection of clothing suited to our Canadian climate (and other climes) and aggressive pricing, so for us it was an easy stop. And once there that choice was made easier by Dale, head of the clothing and accessories department. He walked us through the gear item by item and helped us make the right choice. Even as dedicated motorcyclists it is hard to keep abreast of continually evolving products, but Dale was quick to point out the pros...and the potential cons, of each product as it related to what we wanted to do. Let's face it, every product is not the same and some are better suited to a given situation then another, that's where knowledgeable staff enter into the equation. With gear from Dainese, Alpinestars, Klim, Arai, Shoei and HJC amongst others, you're sure to find what you need for the road or the dirt.
It seems somehow fitting that our 'local' bike shop should be the ones to step up and join the adventure. It sure makes us feel good and we look forward to a great collaboration with Simon. There's not a better feeling than when a local business shares your vision.
So, in conclusion, if you're after a new MV Agusta, KTM, Kawasaki, or Yamaha, ride out to Spunky's, or if you're looking for your first bike, drive out and they'll take good care of you. And don't forget the riding gear either....very important to have the right gear depending on what your intended style of riding is.
We'll keep you posted with updates.
In the meantime, thank you Simon!