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Mountain Biking North Carolina, 2nd (State Mountain Biking Series) Paperback – September 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: State Mountain Biking Series
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: FalconGuides; 2nd edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762725133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762725137
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Heaven on two wheels. North Carolina offers miles of singletrack gems from the coast to the Smoky Mountains. Ranging from the smooth, easy tracks in Greenville to the steep pitches and challenging terrain of the Pisgah National Forest, the Tar Heel State has something for everyone. Veteran mountain biker and author Timm Muth outlines more than sixty of the best rides from Wilmington to Asheville and beyond.
Get muddy on the Owl¿s Roost trail in Greensboro. Take a cool dip in the lake after 11 miles on the Cane Creek trail near Charlotte. Check out the breathtaking views and unparalleled cruising at Tsali in Nantahala National Forest. Or test your mettle and skills on the treacherous Buckwheat Knob Loop in Pisgah National Forest. This guide will give you the inside track on everything from trail highlights to approximate riding time.
Also included: detailed ride descriptions; easy-to-read maps; elevation profiles; ratings for physical and technical difficulty; tips on riding and trip preparation.
Wherever you ride and whatever your skill level, let Mountain Biking North Carolina be your guide to this mountain biking paradise.

About the Author

Timm Muth is a writer, adventurer, mountain biking addict, perpetual martial arts student, tiger handler, and sometime engineer. He lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

More About the Author

Disciple of the Flames is the first novel pulled from the mind of Timm Muth. But it was his fanatical love of dodging trees at high speeds that actually led to his first publication, Mountain Biking North Carolina, published by Falcon Press. Over the course of his days, Timm has been referred to as a sensei, a fat tire guru, a mad scientist, an energy wizard, that crazy tiger guy, and the adult ADD poster child. But being Dad and Husband are what he does and loves best.

Customer Reviews

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I found this book to be a real comfort to my coming vacation.
Lindal Hardwick
There are a ton of NC trails here with well made maps and trail information that includes distance, aerobic level, technical difficulty, highlights and more.
John R. Thomas
It makes you abandon thoughts of work and long to just get outside and ride.
Brian Beatty

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By daniel cerqueira on April 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is sweet. Plain and simple. I have read the other 2 books available on mtb in our state. One of them gives decent trail directions but has about as much personality as the paper in which it was written. It is basically a compilation of maps. The other book consists of a series of cheesy pictures, accompanied by bad trail descriptions and waaay too much fireroad riding for my taste.Probably written by a roadie -no offense here, my leg shaving friends. This book comes as a very welcome relief to those of us who love MTB and most of all, love singletrack. The directions are extremely detailed -which is a good thing when you are in Pisgah, believe me- the pictures are "Bike Magazine" quality and the writting style makes you want to pack your bags/bikes, pop an Allman Brothers CD in and hit the road. It just makes you want to ride! Whether you are new to N.C, a longtime resident or just someone who wants to see what soul riding is all about, get this book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Brian Beatty on May 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is the best mountain biking trail book I have read, period. Nice maps with the excellent addition of elevation gain and loss graph for the ride. Thorough trail descriptions allow one to gain a flavor for the ride while mentally preparing you for the challenges ahead. As an added bonus, Timm's writing style is enjoyable reading that will have one's imagination out on the trail regardless of where you are sitting with the book. He has obviously ridden many miles with a crazed biking grin while writing this book and it shows. Rides throughout the state are covered from gentle suburban greenways for casual riders to the knurliest of Pisgah descents for the hardcore addict. Anyone who has any off road biking interest in North Carolina should have this book. It makes you abandon thoughts of work and long to just get outside and ride.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By John R. Thomas on April 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best mountain biking guides I have found. The author does a great job of describing all the trails while keeping the reading entertaining. There are a ton of NC trails here with well made maps and trail information that includes distance, aerobic level, technical difficulty, highlights and more. Some nice pictures too, shame they are not in color. There is like 70 different trails in here, and you'll learn all you need to know about these trails from this guide. I really liked the last page where the author describes the "price of putting this book together" complete with a bloodied photo of himself. This is not your typical mountain biking book, I'd like to see this author do more guides for the East Coast area. I highly recommend this book
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Floyd on February 22, 2003
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This is a biased review: I rode some of these trails with Timm while he was putting together the book. The book does a great job of communicating the care and enthusiasm he brought to the project (well, care in trail mapping - there were some impressive biffs). This book not only has a great selection of trails, but it's a fun read. By far the best guide to trails in North Carolina.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mtg3992 on April 25, 2002
Format: Paperback
If you are going mountain biking in NC, you need this book. The information is excellent, with a lot of the book devoted to the awesome Pisgah National Forest. But almost as important, it is written with a passion for the ride like no other guide I've seen. This isn't a dry list of turns & mileage, but a colorful and helpful description of the entire trail. It's the kind of book that makes you want to ride.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Henning on June 3, 2003
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If you're going to mountain bike N.C. you need to own this book. It's easily the best one I own. The maps, directions, and charts are great and easy to follow. The rides are varied with all skill levels included. And this guy Muth has a great writing style, loaded with pesonality. My only suggestion is that he includes Dupont when he revises. Thanks Timm!
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