Join Date: May 2013
Location: Left Coast, Canada
It's a long way to come. A few days travel away from the shop also takes away from the business at home where the eastern population base is much higher. They wouldn't go to California for obvious reasons and because there is no major bike fest in the PNW there is no opportunity for lots of advertising.
Still, properly arranged there could be an opportunity if enough people were confirmed and paid for to get him out here for, say, a week of work. That would take a lot of coordination on the part of someone in the area. People, facilities, possible licensing, accommodation, etc. A pretty big job.
No, I just think the extreme west will have to wait until some very competent Victory tech wants to branch out on his own. Just like these guys did. The Seattle area would be a good place to centralize. I think they could get a fair amount of maintenance work from people within a days ride and upgrade work for some within two days ride.
Not all those who wander are lost.