At Sacred Rides our motto is “life is better on a mountain bike.” It’s something we experience every day, whether it’s riding our home trails in the Don Valley of Toronto, or a remote stretch of singletrack in the Mustang Valley of Nepal.
Writers have often used sport as a metaphor for life: the lessons of the playing field or arena applied to daily living. If Norman Mailer (boxing), William Kennedy (baseball) and John Irving (wrestling) had spent time on a mountain bike, they would have learned that:
Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures ("#1 Mountain Bike Tour Operator on Earth" - National Geographic Adventure magazine) is inviting you on an incredible FAM trip to the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia!
This poster has been going viral on our Facebook page (as of last count, 380 shares and over 900 likes in 3 days), and we've had several people request versions they can print out or use as desktop wallpaper on their computer, so here it is:
90% of our Riders bring their own bikes to enjoy their Sacred Ride. Many of them ask us what the best method of transporting it is. Although you can get by with a free cardboard box from your local bike store... you get what you pay for (poor protection and durability). You can opt to spend the big bucks for a hardshell bike case, but they're super bulky and heavy, and you'll get dinged by the airlines every time.
I stumbled across this post yesterday, from the great blog at Marc and Angel Hack Life, and had to re-post it. Many of the principles outlined below are ones I strive to live up to each and every day. I'm happy to say that I can say yes - in varying degrees - to all of the statements below. But it's still a work very much in progress and I still have much more striving to do.
How many of these statements can you agree with? Leave your comments below!
Our BC lead guide Johanna Weintrager just alerted me to a great sale that South American airline LAN is putting on right now, so I thought I'd pass it on for those of you that are joining or considering joining us in South America next spring.