Meet Intrepid Charles.
Charles has been a lifelong mountain biker, highly successful at his day job, his real passion is shredding the gnar on the trails.
Charles is just sinking into his soaking pool at his luxury vacation rental with his partner after a long day of following his bespoke itinerary from Bend Vacation plans.
He has a perfect view of the sunset over the mountains and has just returned from his amazing farm-to-table dinner after shuttling rides in Oakridge all day. Charles has been riding for three days straight. He rode some of the famous traverses the day before and rode some of the near town trails the day before that.
His muscles can use the soak. His itinerary tomorrow will actually be a “rest” day playing 18 holes of world-class golf on the property where his vacation home was rented.
Things were not always so good for Charles. Last year Charles traveled to Colorado for his annual mountain bike vacation. Charles did all the planning himself and he did feel he had everything sorted out, but unfortunately, it was a bit of a disaster.
The lodging Charles had picked looked amazing and close to the trails on AirBnB, the reviews were good, but there were a few warnings about the place needing maintenance. When Charles arrived he found a pipe leaking in the garage, unable to store his bikes safely he had to store them in the house, scuffing the walls and receiving a hefty fine a month after his stay. To top that off the bedding was dirty and the trails weren’t really that close.
Charles always prides himself on his ability to plan and get trail maps, set up bike shuttles and generally work with the logistics of his Mountain Bike vacation. Well, this time didn’t work out so well, the map he was told to purchase wasn’t available online, so when he got into town and was getting ready to go ride the first trail he had planned, he had to make his way to the local shop. The shop was not open yet and when he got there, they had the map, but they didn’t have the maps for the surroundings he was hoping to shuttle the following days. Thus Charles had to hope to take his shuttle the following day, but with all the delays, he had now missed half a day of ride time.
Charles did good research on the web about where he was traveling, one thing he wasn’t totally aware of though was the afternoon thundershowers that occurred nearly every day. Thus on his 2nd shuttle of the day, he got completely drenched and the wits scared out of himself after nearly being struck by lightning.
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