The West's Networking Thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by AngryScot, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Looking for riding partner near Fort Collins, CO!

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    What is the difficulty getting tires into Baja?
  2. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    "Taxes."
  3. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Looking for riding partner near Fort Collins, CO!

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    Care to elaborate there beech?
  4. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Either importing correctly or simply bringing across the border, the taxes are significant enough because it's put in a category with auto parts. And They're "taxed" heavily. It's cost prohibitive and the tires that are brought in are cheap enough, and more to the point, for small bikes. Our market is very different than theirs.
  5. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Looking for riding partner near Fort Collins, CO!

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    What is somebody in San Diego, like me, wanted to to take tire orders for a bunch of guys in TJ, get them, and bring them across in my truck to give to my friends there?
  6. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Be sneaky. Or prepared to pay or tell them to F off and turn around. It used to be easy. It's becoming less easy because the revenue is enticing. And I don't mean bribing. Once you get back to secondary, it's legit. As if you don't have receipts for payment or value of the tires they'll assess the value for you. It's a gamble there. Could go in your favor, or not.
  7. kumatae

    kumatae Been here awhile

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    I don't charge anything but I'd figure I can provide some valuable information with regards to immigration and military academy questions. I work for USCIS so I have access to a lot of information if I don't already know. Note that a lot of people have issues with State Department and I'm not an expert on that.

    I'm also an expert on joining AF Academy or ROTC. Feel free to PM me on either issues. Thanks!
  8. Michel77

    Michel77 Backyard Badass

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    Hey All,

    I'm looking to buy a KTM 640 Adventure down in Arizona and am looking at shipping options to get it up to Seattle. I will of course post on uship, etc. but if there's any inmates traveling up this way with room for a bike, I'd be happy to pay $300 for fuel/time to get this delivered. PM me or text 206.910.6391.

    Thanks in advance,
    Michel
  9. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I'm leaving Ft Smith on the 18th, headed to Ft Collins to pick up a bike, over Vail, then to Vegas for delivery. Anything else inbetween?
  10. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Probably should post in the Rocky Mountains section
  11. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    I know this post, that I just stumbled onto, is over a year old, but I also *think* that Stovey is still looking. I'd be remiss if I didn't put in a plug for the man. I met him online, as many of us do, but we clicked and upon moving back to Wyoming in 2013 I got to spend a few days with him and have been in intermittent contact ever since. Stovey is the real deal - like my dad I think, his word is his bond. He is exactly what his friends say about him. Well... all the good stuff anyway :D

    Justin
  12. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Bay Area local looking for housing. Place I had fell through. All I need is space to sleep and a safe place for my motorcycles (2 of em) prefer South Bay currently in Sunnyvale but work in mountain view. I pay on time every month and have a steady job. I work all weekend and travel/play during the week.
    PM me if you want a casual, quiet Roomie. Prefer to keep it under a grand a month and what I really want is an insulated heated garage with kitchen/bathroom/shower access.
  13. ridelife1

    ridelife1 juicy

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    An Ohio guy looking for some cost effective camping around the Big Sur area. I'll be riding the US Enterprise (aka my victory vision) from Ohio out to that area and need a site to stay long enough to get some sleep & them move on the next day.
  14. AVODude

    AVODude "Fu Manchu"

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    I'm not sure this falls into this category but...I wrote and published a novel, its called "Offensive Behavior" and you can buy a paperback or get the links to iTunes, Kindle or Nook by visiting my website.

    Thank you.

    here is the link:

    http://www.offensivebehaviorthebook.com
  15. junglemototours

    junglemototours trailplug

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  16. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    Currently have one open position for an industrial maintenance mechanic in Tucson.

    12 hour days, 15 days per month on a rotating schedule (3-2-2-3). It's a small group (currently 11 including management), running 24/7 - so if someone isn't pulling their weight, everyone knows it.

    Everyone here wears many hats. One minute you'll be running production machinery, the next you'll be trying to figure out why it isn't running anymore, and the next you'll be loading trucks (forklift certification is eventually required - but we'll train if needed).

    Attitude is everything, but having the ability to learn is a close second.

    Experience with mechanical, electrical, & pneumatic systems (troubleshooting & repairing) is required. PLC experience a plus.

    I won't say this is an "easy" job, and honestly, it isn't that rewarding - but 15 days off every month + pay that is well above the regional average makes up for it. We've only had 2 people quit in the last 10 years - so it can't be *that* bad of a place to work.

    Send me a PM if you're interested.
  17. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    Positions on a small masonry crew based out of a small town (Salida) in central Colorado. On going work thru mid Oct. Primarily stone work with a bit of block and brick work thrown in.


    Not to mention the base of operations is in a world class riding destination
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    Housing is an issue, but plenty of camping on public and private land.
    If interested PM please.
  18. palada

    palada Perma-n00b

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    I'm looking for an experienced IT Project Manager near Los Angeles (Westlake Village, to be precise) for a full-time position.

    This particular PM will need to travel quite a bit for the next couple of years. Some projects will need multi-week stays in Europe, Latin America, or Asia.

    Specific system knowledge isn't as important as PM skills. Familiarity with AS/400, web technology and/or SAP wouldn't hurt though. Bilingual Spanish is a huge plus. Other languages are also helpful.

    Please PM me if you think you may be interested. Got a friend who's a fit? PM me.
  19. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Outside of my day job I'm working on this >>>

    www.earthbasedceramics.com

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    (Free shipping for ADV members)

    Looking for help marketing these pieces, I just ain't got the time.
    Let's chat.

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  20. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    wait for it .......