Raymond runs a bike shop in the Philippines called the Rocka #1 bike shop . He asked me to link back to him in the cyclists blogs section of my blogroll so I went over to see what his place was about. I was really interested in a some things on the fledgling blog, especially when he tells the story of how they got started with the shop:
When we first thought of opening a bicycle shop in October 2005 we really didnt know how to go about it . I did a short informal feasibility study and presented it to my American brother-in-law in november of 2005. as it turned out…he didnt like the small earnings so decided to beg off.
in the beginning… business was slow. Clients were coming in to see what was on display and shaking their heads in disbelief… we wanted our place to showcase middle to high end bicycles and products so our product ranges from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands for a new bicycle. Nevertheless we soon caught the attention of middle income to higher income professionals…and soon the two onlookers became groups of 5, 10 and 20 cyclists.
Looks like they have beautiful scenery too – the picture is of Raymond and his daughter up at the Taal Volcano in Tagaytay.
for me the only way to avoid conflict with cycling time and family time is to hit two birds with one stone
I agree wholeheartedly – that’s the great thing about cycling as a sport – it’s easier to convince them to come out for a nice cycle than to head to a rugby match 🙂