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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If you're a mountain biker of a certain vintage, it's probably not as easy to just take off somewhere with your bike as it used to be: there are other people to bring into the decision-making process when considering/planning a mountain bike trip - people like your spouse, your kids, etc...
So if you find yourself in a situation where you have to get consent from a significant other for your mountain bike wanderings, here are a few suggested strategies:
1) "Honey, it will make me a much happier - and hence much better - husband/wife/father/mother."
Good 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...
Research shows that over 30% of adventure travellers on guided trips report being dissatisfied with their experience. Often this comes down to some easily avoided mistakes. So, after 17 years of traveling the world with my mountain bike and learning the hard way, I've listed some of the most common mistakes adventure travelers make (particularly those going on guided trips) and some tips on how to avoid them.
If you plan on traveling more than once with your mountain bike, or are doing multiple legs on your journey, invest in a proper case for your bike. Nothing sucks more than getting to your destination, opening up your cardboard bike box and finding a bent or broken derailleur hanger or brake rotor, and then spending half a day looking for bike shops to fix the problem. See the next section (A guide to protecting your mountain bike) for more information on the various types of bike protection.