Happy New Years! Is it too early to start the year with a quick rant? Take a look at these photo's I'll post below. These screenshots are stolen from the websites of the organizations that support offroad riding in Canada. I tried to get more from the west coast provinces, but the way they format the sponsorship scroll on their websites was difficult to screenshot. Some of these are racing groups like FMSQ and Offroad Ontario, others are Dualsport clubs and event groups like Rally Connex and the Ontario Dualsport Club. Most of these are from Ontario and Quebec, but even if the coasts were more included, you'll notice one VERY NOTABLE OMISSION. Fortnine's Logo isn't on one of them! They don't support events in Canada, and they don't support riders in Canada. These screenshots are packed full with bike manufactures and vendors, but more importantly with DEALERS and SHOPS! Why are so many of us supporting Fortnine with our money, when there are oodles of dealers forking out their hard earned cash to sponsor events so that WE can ride for cheaper?! Almost every dealer ships same or next day parts nowadays, and almost every dealer can drop ship anything they don't have in stock same day, direct to your house, for the EXACT SAME PRICE as Fortnine. It's 2020 and almost all vendors support Minimum Advertised Pricing policies. This means that dealers are now selling parts for exactly the same price as online retailers! Sure Fortnine offers one convenient website that allows us to fill our shopping cart with a few clicks, we never have to pick up the phone, prices are great, and the box shows up on our doorstep a few days later. But are we really so lazy that we can't pick up the phone to order from our local shops that are actually sponsoring riders and events? C'mon guys! We can do better than this! Let's help out the guys that help us. Find a local bike shop that supports riding in your area and start buying off them. It won't cost you much or anything more in money, and will only cost you a little more in time. Plus I can almost guarantee you'll make some great new friends when you're connected with a shop. Let's build a COMMUNITY this year with our money. Let's support the guys who support us! Are you with me?!