We have been guiding trips for over 20
years. We know what works and what
doesn’t. If you are planning a four- to five-
day biking trip, getting on a bike as much as
possible, even if just to get your rear end
conditioned to the saddle, is a wise invest-
ment of time. We often get calls from folks
asking, “Do I really need a tent?” or “Is a
raincoat necessary since I’m going to the
desert?” All we can say is, “If it rains, a
tent and a raincoat will be your best
friends, and our support truck won’t mind
carrying them around for you.”
We once had two people show up to our
remote meeting spot for a five-day rugged
backcountry mountain biking and hiking
tour with flip-flops as their only footwear.
We have known them forever as the “Teva
Twins,” but, needless to say, it was chal-
lenging for both them and their guides to
get them safely through the trip. Luckily no
one lost any toes.
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