November 27, 2015
Black Friday is upon us, and you're either spending this week sketching out your plan of attack for super savings, or spending your week telling everybody how you'll be avoiding the sale.
I'm in the camp that will be avoiding the sales ... but not because I don't love crazy good deals. I love crazy good deals, and I'm sure I'll be spotted at some point later in the day standing alone outside REI, wondering why they aren't open. I'm definitely not opposed to Black Friday. I'm opposed to waiting in lines and waking up early on my day off work. What Black Friday comes down to is, creating an illusion of the ultimate limited offer. It's that moment where someone can say to you, "If you don't, somebody else will."
I'm not for that and to take my stand against that type of competition, I'm letting you know that here at Adventure Cycling Association, we have our Holiday Gift special running from November all the way through the end of December. Here's our little two-step process that will turn you into a gift giving hero this year.
2. Give as many gifts as you want for 1/2 price.
That's all there is and the deal won't get any better than this. Get a chunk of your holiday shopping out of the way now, and go ride your bike!
TOURING GEAR & TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling’s member services department. It appears once each month, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and offering advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead. Look for Josh’s “Fine Tuned” column in Adventure Cyclist magazine as well.