The tour continued today with a frosty start in Fernie, BC. Winter is definitely around the corner and skiers everywhere are getting stoked to check out the new skis as NRI is busy shipping them like mad.
Today's destination was NRS in Moscow, ID. NRS has been the go-to name in outfitting whitewater enthusiasts for years. They have partnered with NRI for their Canadian fulfillment and this would be the first time visiting their head office. An absolutely wonderful bunch of people keep the wheels turning at NRS HQ, and chatter of upcoming trips and expeditions, sprinkled with some cyclocross, fill the office.
The NRI Client + Customer World Tour 2016 began under sunny skies, leaving NRI headquarters in Kamloops, BC on a Sunday afternoon. The Buell hadn't been on the road in over 4 years and seemed to enjoy having the dust blown off, as well as the lovely Ducati escort of ADJ as far as Malakwa, BC.
The ride to Golden, BC was mostly pleasant, but then September showers made for some miserable riding for the latter half of the day. It was wonderful to roll into friendly Fernie, BC and have a hot dinner waiting, cooked up by Christy and Lance of Elevation Industries - 10 year NRI client.
Monday was time well spent catching up with the staff at Elevation - Canadian distributors of Kavu, TASC, and ENO Hammocks. They have based themselves in the beautiful Rockies ski town of Fernie, while leaving the warehousing and fulfillment to NRI in Kamloops. A quick trip was made over to Cranbrook, BC to visit longtime independent retailer Iain McLeod at High Country Sportswear.
It's always great to spend some face-time with the wonderful clients and customers NRI has the pleasure of working with.
Lance and Christy of Elevation Industries in Fernie, BC
Elevation Showcase retail space in Fernie, BC
Iain McLeod of High Country Sportswear in Cranbrook, BC