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1. Adventure Motorcycling Handbook,
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2. The Bicycle Wheel 3rd Edition
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3. Jupiters Travels: Four Years Around
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4. Lonely Planet Cycling Italy (Lonely
$15.95
5. Mountain Biking the Hawaiian Islands
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6. The Masked Rider: Cycling in West
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7. Foghorn Outdoors Northern California
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8. Mountain Bike America: Arizona
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9. Cycling Across North America:
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10. Bicycling Magazine's Guide to
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11. Ascent: The Mountains of the Tour
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12. Mountain Biking Grand Junction
13. Mountain Bike America: Ohio: An
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14. Mountain Biking Georgia
15. Lonely Planet Cycling Australia
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16. Momentum Is Your Friend: The Metal
17. Lonely Planet Cycling France (Cycling
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18. Bicycling the Natchez Trace: A
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19. Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway
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20. Biking Ohio's Rail-Trails: Where

1. Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, 5th: Worldwide Motorcycling Route & Planning Guide
by Trailblazer Publications
Paperback (01 August, 2005)
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Isbn: 1873756801
Sales Rank: 10233
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The bible for adventure motorcycling
I read this book and fount a wealth of information about how to organize travels - infos that I was unable to find on the web until I bought the book.
4-0 out of 5 stars Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, a must have for dual sport touring enthusiasts
If your planning a trip, this is a must have.Covers everything from bikes, upgrades to them, paperwork, riding gear i.e. luggage, clothing and how to pack it all in.Also what to expect while travelling through various countries.General maps of possible tours through 5 continents.How to handle border officials and what to look out for.Stories of travellers and their experience while riding.Even if your a seasoned motorcycle traveller you will still find it an informative and interesting read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Adveture Motorcycling Handbook
I found Adventure Motorcycling Handbook to be an excellent guide in helping me plan my upcoming world tour.Beyond the dos and don't of where to go, the "Equipment Checklist" and the pages with profiles of the Riders/Equipment/Adventures offered it oodles of information to help determine many of the factors required to take a safe and fun trip.I would recommend this book to anyone planning for such an adventure.It is also enjoyable for those who are in any way, shape or form passionate about world travel and motorcycling.Nice job Chris Scott! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Automotive    2. General    3. Motor Sports    4. Motorcycle Racing    5. Motorcycles - General    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Transportation    9. Cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading    10. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY    11. Travel / General   


2. The Bicycle Wheel 3rd Edition
by Not Avail
Hardcover (June, 1993)
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Sales Rank: 28225
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good but I'd like an update and correction
Unlike some reviewers who would like to see Brandt describe and bless novel spoking patterns, I concur with his recommendation of traditional spoking. The traditional tangent tension-spoked wheel is one of the most elegant and efficient structures ever devised. A wheelbuilder may choose a rim, hub and spokes at will and so, construct wheels of many kinds that are not available commercially. With skill and care, an amateur may build wheels of professional quality. The traditional wheel may be built to the desired degree of ruggedness vs. weight, and if damaged, can often be made usable with an emergency repair or adjustment.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible
Jobst Brandt may be an extremely cranky on-line persona, but this book is the best guide to how bicycle wheels work. The section on theory is clear and easy to read. I was able to lace, true and ride a wheel based on the instructions found here.

4-0 out of 5 stars The wheel building bible
Without a doubt, this is the accepted resource for wheel builders.I think the book is a well-written information source for the new and experienced builder.If you want to know how wheels work, this book is for you.The engineering explanations are useful and detailed.Some feel the author is a little old fashioned in his view point on new products and wheel design.That viewpoint is implied in a few places in the book, but I don't feel it is over emphasized. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Travel    2. Automotive technology    3. Cycling    4. Bicycles   


3. Jupiters Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph
by Jupitalia Productions
Paperback (15 July, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Another review about a book you already know is stellar
Ok, so if you do not get it already Simon's work is a well-deserved classic.Read it.
5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!
I've read a few travel books - Miles From Nowhere (a brilliant book in its own right), 10 years on 2 wheels etc... but there is something my limited vocabulary will simply fail to explain about this book - something intangible.Perhaps it's something that cannot really be put into words - more of a feeling - how finishing the book makes you feel (almost as if you were there with Ted).5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
I've always ranked this as the finest travelog about motorcycle touring ever written. I agree with all the positive comments by other reviewers, and don't have a quibble to make. I've read this book twice, and loved it both times.Read more

Subjects:  1. Cycling    2. Cycling - General    3. Essays & Travelogues    4. General    5. Motor Sports    6. Travel    7. Travel - General    8. Voyages And Travels    9. Non-Classifiable   


4. Lonely Planet Cycling Italy (Lonely Planet Cycling Guides)
by Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (July, 2003)
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Sales Rank: 73806
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars An Italian Cyclist Opinion.
Lonely Planet - Cycling Italy by Ethan Gelber it is a very useful guide even for an italian like me. The guide it is also a good introduction to the general world of "cycle touring".
5-0 out of 5 stars Great for any Gringo
My decidedly American husband was able feed his bicycle addition into the Alps of Italy with this book.He bonded with the local bicylists, didn't wreck and managed to find his way back to the appartementi by dark.This book has thebasic phrases and a maps that will allow you to enjoy a little adventure off the beaten track. You might even ride with a fleet of people that share a love of life, filled with riding into the anoxic elevations and descending with gusto to a glass of wine.He saw a magical bit of Italy that most tourists never see. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cycling - General    2. Europe - Italy    3. Special Interest - Adventure    4. Travel    5. Travel - Foreign    6. Cycling    7. Italy    8. Travel & holiday guides   


5. Mountain Biking the Hawaiian Islands
by Ohana Publishing Company
Paperback (31 October, 2000)
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Sales Rank: 327523
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent... Your one-stop guide to biking Hawaii.
This book really helped me on all my rides in Hawaii. Best of all, the book had sections on all 6 visitable main islands. The maps and trail descriptions were always right on... don't ride in the islands withoutthis! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cycling - Mountain Biking    2. Mountaineering    3. Travel    4. Travel - United States    5. United States - Pacific - Hawaii    6. United States - West - Pacific (General)    7. All terrain cycling    8. Guidebooks    9. Hawaii   


6. The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa
by Ecw Press
Paperback (28 September, 2004)
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Isbn: 1550226657
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Neil Peart cycles his way through West Africa and brings us along with him, dysentery and all. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth a second read
I first read The Masked Rider on the plane that took me to South Korea, where I was going to live, working as a university professor.Neil's book warned me about Eastern-style toilets, locals staring, and children shouting -- though instead of "white man" it was "American".
5-0 out of 5 stars You really do feel like you're there !
As a Rush fan of the last quarter century, I looked forward to this just to enjoy Neil's writing.Have read his other two travel books, Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, I found this one to be the most untainted by his profession. GR told of his multi-month healing process via motorcyle after his life was rocked by tragedy, and TM his 5-day road trip by car across the US Southwest while talking about the music he enjoyed, both books relaying numerous personal as well as RUSH anecdotes. The Masked Rider however, could have been written by anyone, that is, not necessarily a successful rock musician. His intelligence, dry sense of humor, and genuine love for history and nature make this an enjoyable read. It goes without saying that this book is probably mostly going to be purchased and read by Rush fans, which is a shame as this book has the most potential universal appeal of his three books. But his descriptions and storytelling make it a most engulfing "adventure" document. I highly recommend it. And you don't even have to like Rush's music, but I recommend that highly as well.

4-0 out of 5 stars Displays a much broader range of Peart's writing talents than his preachy Rush lyrics
Though I was born and raised a Rush fan, as an adult I really don't enjoy Neil Peart's lyrics anymore because I find them to be too preachy and didactic. But Neil's prose writing displays a much broader range of the talents of the lyric writer/drummer/amateur philosopher than seen in Rush. This book is as light-hearted as his lyrics aren't- his dry sense of humor can be hilarious ("I wouldn't have thought missionaries chose their missions according to climatic comfort, but I did notice that low-lying swampy villages had been deemed less in need of `saving' than where the pleasant highland locations."). And though this is too much "tell" vs. "show" to make this the Great Canadian Novel, there are flashes of brilliance ("... you could sometimes say reason is a luxury everywhere in the world. It works fine as long as life is reasonable, but where guns, poverty, and drought start pushing people around, they often retire into faith.").
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Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Cycling    3. Cycling - General    4. Exercise    5. Physical Fitness    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Travel / Africa    9. Travel writing    10. West Africa   


7. Foghorn Outdoors Northern California Biking: 150 Of the Best Road and Trail Rides (Foghorn Outdoors: Northern California Biking)
by Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (October, 2002)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars very handy indeed
I am an avid biker (http://www.sujee.net/outdoors/biking/) and this book has found a permanant place in my camel-back!I have read/bought my share of biking books in Northern california.But I liked this one better b/cRead more

Subjects:  1. Cycling - General    2. Travel    3. Travel - United States    4. United States - West - Pacific (General)    5. California    6. Cycling    7. Mountain / off-road cycling    8. North Carolina    9. Travel & holiday guides   


8. Mountain Bike America: Arizona (Mountain Bike America Guides)
by Globe Pequot
Paperback (01 November, 2001)
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Isbn: 0762712244
Sales Rank: 144640
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars outdated, inaccurate, not at all helpful
My goodness, book reviews can be deceiving. Especially when an author asks good friends to write positive reviews to help sell a book. One reviewer wrote; "he's (the author) ridden every one (trail) at least twice so the information is very accurate." This is far from the truth. The author wrote about accessing trails where the access was lost to developement years before he wrote the book. He couldn't have ridden the trail even once. The distances listed between turns on existing trails are off by so much you'll find yourself stopping and turning around after you don't see any turn where he says there will be one. Like bikeboy stated in his review, the book is too much filler, the maps are too small to be helpful, the book is too bulky to be carried in a pack, and not a helpful guidebook. No local shops even carry the book because they say it will get you lost. They sell much more accurate local trail guidebooks. My husband and I use guidebooks wherever we travel and this one is the least helpful we have seen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Far exceeds expectations
Each time I return to this book I recognize how many little extras it includes, such as vertical profiles, several ways to find or select a trail, a good place to satisfy post-ride munchies, or the phone number of a local bike shop in a nearby town for an emergency repair.2-0 out of 5 stars whole lot of nothing
This thing weighs in at a whopping 19 ounces. Way too much paper filler with all sorts of peripheral information about mountain biking in general, but not enough specific details about the best Arizona trails.The maps were done with a GPS, but a gray line drawn by a computer over a b&w topo that covers only 1/4 page just does not get it. You've probably heard the expression that a camel is a horse designed by committee.This is a book written by a knowledgable mountain biker then stuffed into the Falcon/Globe-Pequot format. This fomulaic (sp?) approach to a mountain bike guide just doesn't work.The local guides and maps are cheaper, better and lighter. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. All terrain cycling    2. Arizona    3. Bicycle trails    4. Cycling - General    5. Cycling - Mountain Biking    6. Guidebooks    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Travel - United States    10. United States - Mountain - Arizona    11. Sports & Recreation / Cycling   


9. Cycling Across North America: A Leisurely Route from Coast to Coast
by Cycle Publishing
Paperback (20 February, 2000)
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Sales Rank: 31761
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great details a great guided how to guide
Cycling accross country is something I plan on doing some day. This book gives you a detailed route on where to go. The authors are alot older thenI am which gives me hope of doing this in the next couple of years. Over all the book has great information, equal to anything you can find on the web. Which is one of the reasons I bought it. The only comment I would have would be to add even more editorials and personal ramblings on the things they saw and did.

5-0 out of 5 stars A "must" for cross-country bikers & armchair travelers.
Lue and Shannon Christian's road trip adventure, published as Cycling Across North America: A Leisurely Route From Coast To Coast, begins in Fresno, California and picks up Route 66 to Illinois, and then travelsthrough Indian and Michigan, then on into Canada, finally finishes up inQuebec City. The Christians averaged 53 miles a day, totaling over 3700miles in all, and with very little climbing. But it is much more than justa pleasant travelogue adventure, it also services as a superlative planningguide for others seeking their own sense of wonder in a cross-country tripby bicycle. By following their established routes, fellow travelers canenjoy the sights and pleasures the Christians found when they made theirthree month journey. Cycling Across North America is valued and pleasurablereading for armchair travelers, and a "must" for anyone seeking asuccessful and memorable cross-country bike trip of their own.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiration to follow in path
At age 36, I would love to be able to do a ride such as this, but would never have the time to plan it.But, now I have the dream of one day doing this ride with the help and inspiration of the Christian's guide.Hopefully, I won't have to wait 'til my spouse is 60...maybe we can takeour passel of kids and see America sooner than that.Read more

Subjects:  1. Sports & Recreation    2. Travel - General    3. North America    4. Cycling    5. Travel & holiday guides    6. USA    7. Sports   


10. Bicycling Magazine's Guide to Bike Touring: Everything You Need to Know to Travel Anywhere on a Bike
by Rodale Books
Paperback (10 March, 2005)
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Sales Rank: 23651
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A usefule tool for all riders
I found this book to be the most comprehensive, helpful and informative guide for the novice as well as experienced rider. Wether you are looking to start up or tune up their touring experience, I highly recommend it. Also, anyone who may be getting ready to start training or is considering purchasing equipment for some touring. It will give you helpful information regarding the purchase of your equipment, planning trips and even training. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bicycle touring    2. Cycling - General    3. Reference - Guides (General)    4. Special Interest - General    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Travel - General    8. Travel / Special Interest / General   


11. Ascent: The Mountains of the Tour De France
by Cycle Publishing
Hardcover (01 September, 2006)
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Isbn: 189249552X
Sales Rank: 127911
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Subjects:  1. Cycling    2. Cycling - General    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. France    6. Travel & holiday guides   


12. Mountain Biking Grand Junction and Fruita, 2nd
by Falcon
Paperback (01 January, 2002)
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Sales Rank: 352835
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The only one you NEED!
This is another great book in the Falcon Guide series.I first used the Moab guide, then purchased this one before my first trip to Fruita.I was not disappointed.The maps are not the most informational ones out there, but they are more than adequate. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. All terrain cycling    2. Bicycle trails    3. Colorado    4. Cycling - General    5. Cycling - Mountain Biking    6. Fruita Region    7. Grand Junction Region    8. Guidebooks    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Travel - United States    12. United States - Mountain - Colorado    13. Travel / United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)   


13. Mountain Bike America: Ohio: An Atlas of Ohio's Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides (Mountain Bike America Guides)
by Globe Pequot
Paperback (01 March, 2000)
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Isbn: 0762706996
Sales Rank: 607987
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars It's about time!
Finally someone has done a through guide book of ohio. The information in this book could be a little more up to date, but that is a little hard to due with trail expansions and closures.I'mextremely happy to see the book because I met the author while riding at mickeys mountain, in norteast ohio, with two friends. Although the author put some of the pictures with different trails . I'm on page 137, in the front. Needless to say I was stoked to see my photo in print. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. All terrain cycling    2. Bicycle trails    3. Cycling - General    4. Cycling - Mountain Biking    5. Guidebooks    6. Ohio    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Travel - United States    10. United States - Midwest - Ohio    11. Travel / United States / Midwest / East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)   


14. Mountain Biking Georgia
by Falcon
Paperback (01 December, 1998)
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Sales Rank: 311090
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must have!
I've owned and utlized this 'guide' for approximatly two years.We reside in the Atlanta area and are avid mountain bikers and cyclists.This guide is essential for trail markers, ride routes and cool treks off the beaten path.The book is small enough to tuck away in your camelback and use while riding!FANTASTIC!I would highly recommend if you are looking for trails in Georgia...

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Trails in GA in one book!
Alex Nutt, former president of SORBA (Southern Off Road Bicycle Association), does a fantastic job of listing the best rides in North Georgia. The book includes very accurate directions, maps, and photos ofthe trails. This is the best trail book I have seen for Georgia. As formerpresident of SORBA, Alex knows the trails better than almost anyone in thearea. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. All terrain cycling    2. Bicycle trails    3. Cycling - General    4. Cycling - Mountain Biking    5. Georgia    6. Guidebooks    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Travel - United States    10. United States - South - South Atlantic (General)    11. United States - South Atlantic - Georgia    12. Travel / United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)   


15. Lonely Planet Cycling Australia (Cycling Guides)
by Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (July, 2001)
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Isbn: 1864501669
Sales Rank: 312945
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Subjects:  1. Australia & Oceania - Australia    2. Australia & Oceania - General    3. Cycling - General    4. Special Interest - Adventure    5. Travel    6. Travel - Foreign    7. Australia    8. Cycling    9. Travel & holiday guides   


16. Momentum Is Your Friend: The Metal Cowboy and His Pint-Sized Posse Take on America
by Breakaway Books
Hardcover (01 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars What Would Joe Kurmaskie Do?
This is my favorite Metal Cowboy book because here we get to see the real Joe.He takes his boys on a bike ride across the US and does a lot more peddling than he ever thought. While the narrative about this feat is hysterical, it's the experiences that he shares with his family that makes this special. His boys become his audience and he theirs. It works becuase he's an entertaining writer and character. Let's face it. How could anyone who quotes from "Say Anything" and creates his own What Would Lloyd Dobler Do (WWLDD) T-Shirt for the trip not be great?

5-0 out of 5 stars This book should be titled Legs of Steel.
This is a quick, humorous read.I found it hard to put down. Joe is his usual crazy self - even with 250 pounds of 'back fat'(as he calls the boys and their gear) in tow. If you grew up in the 70's it will stretch your memory with all of the music lyric references in the book.
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Subjects:  1. Cycling - General    2. Essays & Travelogues    3. General    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Travel - General    7. Sports & Recreation / General   


17. Lonely Planet Cycling France (Cycling Guides)
by Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (March, 2001)
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Isbn: 1864500360
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The French have a nickname for the bicycle: la petite reine, or the little queen. With the country's fondness for the queen of the road, its vast network of quiet back roads, magnificent scenery, and scrumptious eateries, it's the perfect choice for discovering the world on two wheels. Lonely Planet has created an excellent guide to touring in France, chock-full of itineraries, maps, information, and advice for those who want to get off the bus and set their own pace. They've mapped out the best rides in the country for neophytes, veterans, and off-roaders, with itineraries ranging from a few hours to two months. Here's a sampling: In Paris you can take the bike paths along the Seine or all the way to Monet's gardens in Giverny. The Loire Valley offers intimate excursions beside sandstone villages, magnificent châteaux, and scenic waterways. Take the tiny, winding roads of Provence to see perched villages and spectacular panoramas of the Cote d'Azur, or dip into Champagne for the terraced vineyards of Dom Perignon. For those up to the challenge, there's the dramatic volcanic landscape of the Massif Central, with its steep climbs and sweeping descents. The guide includes a chapter on the island of Corsica, with its rugged coastal scenery and prehistoric sites.Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars This book sucks!
Sorry to be so blunt, but I spent the last 5 weeks cursing the authors of this book (and those that I met on the road with this book felt the same way). Do NOT waste your money on this thing. It is FIVE years old (I live in Seattle and met one of the authors before she left in June '99). The information is totally outdated and some of the campsites no longer exist! My advice is to get a good guide that is updated regularly, maybe get a good idea for a route from the Mountaineers and then get the Michellin map following the scenic (green) routes (or get the special bikes maps from any bookstore (librarie) while you are there). Cycling in France is a breeze. Enjoy France on the bike...there is no greater place to ride. Don't let McGuide mess with your fun. Live to ride...ride to live...

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book for Cycling in France
Six of us used this book this past June for a nine day trip to the Dordogne region of France.The book is indispensable for do it yourself travel.It tells you everything you need to know regarding the nuts and bolts of putting a trip like this togethter.The suggested routes, restaurants, and hotels were all excellent.I would suggest another book to supplement this one as far as detailed information about the sites is concerned.

4-0 out of 5 stars The best book available as of 2001
As of October 2001, this appears to be the best book available on the subject of bike touring in France.Neither Karen & Terry Whitehill's nor Jerry Simpson's books come even close to being as comprehensive as this book.The best thing about this book is all of the useful logistical information it provides.For example, the authors thoroughly document how to get out of Paris with your bike (both from Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports).They also explain the SNCF's fairly unfriendly policy with respect to bikes on trains.And in typical Lonely Planet fashion, they also document the myriad of important details for survival in France, such as how to make a telephone call and how much to tip.Read more

Subjects:  1. Cycling - General    2. Europe - France    3. Travel    4. Travel - Foreign    5. Cycling    6. France    7. Travel & holiday guides   


18. Bicycling the Natchez Trace: A Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway and Nearby Scenic Routes
by Pennywell Press
Paperback (30 September, 2005)
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Sales Rank: 119808
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Natchez Trace is a great trip for neophyte bicycle tourists
The terrain and weather are benign, and the logistical issues are straightforward.
5-0 out of 5 stars top of the line
Well written, accurate usable advice for bikers.The historic facts as well as geography ( mileage to stores, attractions, facilities) were right on the money.I used the book to do the northern 125 miles of the trace.I am preparing for a southbound ride next and will use this book.4-0 out of 5 stars Nice complement to Park Service literature
The author obviously has spent considerable time riding the Trace and in surrounding areas. As a result, the book serves as a useful complement to the literature available from the National Park Service on the Natchez Trace. However, the most important document that a Trace traveler needs is a Natchez Trace Parkway Map and Guide from the Park Service.Read more

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19. Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway
by Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback (01 May, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars A Historical & Scenic Parkway Guidebook.
The 444-mile-long Natchez Trace Parkway follows the original Trace, which was an old Indian footpath.The primary means of transportation for both Native Americans and our early settlers was water, and this is no exception.The Trace today is curvy and has a low speed limit, strictly enforced; it is also a good place to ride a bicycle, which I saw on the many Sunday trips I was privileged to take there.Up toward the Northern end, there was a "She-Boss Inn" (markers along the way tell the history of that particular area and why it is called a certain name.) and I chuckled when I read the description.She was a white woman married to an Indian; she supervised the housing quarters but he did all the rest of the labor.When anyone asked him a question, he'd point at his wife and say, "She boss."There were more than fifty inns operating along the Trace during its heyday, including Mount Locust which is still on display.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellence!
Lynne captures the true essence of the Trace in this book. As a native Tennessean, I am grateful for the history of this great road and it's role in the story of our country. Buy the book, make the drive, and discover a little known but ever important and adventurous chapter of our nation's story. ... Read more

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20. Biking Ohio's Rail-Trails: Where to Go, What to Expect, How to Get There (Biking Rail-Trails)
by Adventure Publications
Paperback (June, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars 1996 1st Edition Book, Bought Used
I bought this book from one of the used book sellers on Amazon.I have not biked any of the trails (yet), the book has a lot of information in it for planning your trip and maps.Definately a good buy for the used price and you and do your own research on the internet as to updates on the trail(s) that you are looking to ride.

5-0 out of 5 stars More Like "Lemon"aide!
Biking Ohio's Rail-Trails is a very well put together book.The best part I like are the maps!They are so easy to read, yet, they offer a reasonable amount of detail.I also like this book for the reason that if I would like to know just anything about any trail, if offers "just the facts!"However, if I would like to know more details, it also offers an additional paragraph or two about the trail's main attraction features.I just only hope that Shawn E. Richardson will do books like this for every state!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality bike trail maps for cyclists!!!
This book is excellent for any cyclist who would like to find any major bike trail throughout Ohio.As long as anyone knows how to read a map, any cyclist will be able to find any trail with no trouble at all!!!A unique thing about this publication is that Ohio is apparantly going to a Bike Route trail numbering system.However, if a trail such as the Wolf Creek Rail-Trail is known as "Bike Route-38", the trail is listed under both the trail name and the bike route number; as you're out there biking that particular trail, you will actually see the bike route number signs along the trail!A great book for family outings!This book also contains information for other bicycling resources as well.No other book like it! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Cycling - General    2. Special Interest - Adventure    3. Sports & Recreation / Cycling    4. Travel    5. Travel - United States    6. United States - Midwest - Ohio    7. Sports & Recreation   


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