It’s pretty much a truism that you don’t get the color green in nature without water – the greener it is generally the wetter it is. So, when we recently decided to visit Squamish in British Columbia, Canada, one of the greenest mountain bike destinations we’ve ever seen, in the winter, we expected a little moisture.
What we got was a solid week of rain. But, that really didn’t bother us as we learnt that it really didn’t make a difference to our experience, or the fun we had on the trails. In our short stay we also learned to work with the weather and ride like the locals by anticipating and spotting the best breaks in the weather to hit the trails.
“You just have to look at the weather and wait for a break to head out, so be prepared to go and ride with little notice”.
This is more something you’ll hear from a surfer but was in fact part of a conversation we had with Seb Kemp before we got to Squamish. And we like that. We’ve always liked the attitude surfers have as they truly are at the whims of the weather gods. As a surfer you have to learn to read and watch the weather but you also have to learn to be patient and at times accept that the weather just isn’t working for you, and there will be no surfing. A surfer learns to be thankful for every day they have on the water and to make the most of every opportunity.