First off, a disclaimer: I'm a mountain biker. Always have been, always will. And as the founder of Sacred Rides, I've made it my career. So I'm more than a bit biased.
Secondly, I don't have anything against road riding. I've tried it many times. I tried to love it. I tried to like it. But ultimately it's just not for me. I know that millions of people love road riding (and that it's more popular than mountain biking), but... I also think millions of road riders haven't tried mountain biking yet. :)
I know making your 'bucket list' dreams come true isn't easy. Life - and bills, and work, and all kinds of other things - keeps getting in the way of our best-laid plans. But if we let life keep getting in the way of our dreams, we find ourselves one day looking back with deep regret at a life not lived according to our passions and dreams.
So I thought I'd write you with a few tips for making those dreams come true. Hope you enjoy 'em!
My friend Tom Malecha (Filme Von Draussen on Vimeo, and editor of our Why We Ride and Life is Better on a Mountain Bike videos) released an amazing video yesterday, entitled '10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done'. It's a beautiful video, and you can check it out at the end of this blog post.
Our lead guide Miguel Lozano in Peru is renowned for his cooking. On our Inca Adventure and Inca Trail Rides he's famous for preparing incredible meals.
He's protective of his recipes, but we managed to coax this simple but delicious one - the Tropical Whim - out of him with a few Pisco sours. It's a great post-ride meal, lots of carbs and proteins to fuel back up for the next one!
Yesterday someone who was interested in booking one of our Rides (and doing some comparison shopping) asked about the difference between Sacred Rides and one of our competitors.
I took some time to think about it - we have a lot of competitors and it's not easy to distinguish yourself in a crowded industry. But with innovation and industry-leading customer service as two of our foremost goals, I think our team has done a pretty awesome job at creating something special and unique in the mountain bike adventure industry.
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