We've all been there: you've got an awesome vacation lined up (like maybe a Sacred Rides adventure?), and you want to get your flights booked but you're not sure when the best time to book your flight is.
So you keep an eye on fares, check the booking websites daily, and watch the prices go up and down. After weeks of checking, and prices going up and down, you're still not sure when the best time to book your flight is.
For 19 years now, all of our Rides have been priced in Canadian dollars, reflecting our long roots in Canada (and our banking and credit card system).
Until recently, that has worked just fine for us, but with the recent sharp decline in the Canadian dollar (and forecast continued decline), we find ourselves in a sticky situation: many of our suppliers, guides, hotels, etc... for foreign trips are paid in USD or EUR.
Today's guest post comes to us from Adam Ruppel, founder of Chico Racing.
Are you a MOUNTAIN BIKE Racer?
I know a lot of people don’t want to be considered a mountain bike racer, especially these days as it is now a serious Olympic sport. But maybe you're a mountain bike racer and you never even knew it. Here are six ways to tell if you are actually a racer.
Today's guest post comes to us from Adam Ruppel, founder of Chico Racing, Ontario's leading mountain bike race series.
Mountain biking as an industry began in the early 80s and you could say I was an early-adopter of this amazing sport. Mountain biking wasn’t better, but it was different. Here are a few tidbits I remember fondly.
One of the biggest issues that can affect the customer’s experience (and also an issue that can be somewhat out of a company's control) is the customer's skill and fitness level as well as the skill and fitness level of the other people on their trip.
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:
20. Boldness pays.
19. Desperation breeds mistakes.
18. The hardest parts are also the loneliest.
17. There's fresh horse flop in the trail ahead.
16. Balance is first among the virtues; momentum is second.