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Short Bike Rides in Western Washington Paperback – September, 1993


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr; 1st edition (September 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564402363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564402363
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,430,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Park your car, put on your helmet, fill your water bottle, and discover the best way to see the sights in Western Washington - on two wheels. Biking is fun for the whole family, and whether you're a dedicated cyclist or just want to have some fun with the kids on the weekend, a bike and a couple of hours are all you need to enjoy the carefully selected routes in this well-researched guide. Each ride includes precise written directions, excellent route maps, the level of difficulty, including mileage, safety tips, availability of food and facilities and vivid descriptions of points of interest. (5 x 7, 322 pages, maps, b&w photos)
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Saara Kuure on April 23, 2002
Format: Paperback
Fortunately I only checked this book out from the library, but the condescending tone, vague directions and dining recommendations prompted me to review it here nonetheless. The snobbish tone pervades nearly all the ride descriptions, in turn disparaging tourism and tourists (I believe a cyclist would be a touring tourist!) and alternately being awed by Fort Worden as the supposed filming location of "An Officer and a Gentleman". She missed the correct attribution in the description of Fort Casey of course. Perhaps she was too distracted by the innkeeper's "(not a cyclist)" bathrobe.
Also take her "Eats" recommendations with a grain of salt. I'm certain that most of the fine dining establishments she suggests would not appreciate a sweaty textile athlete such as Wagonfeld dripping upon their tablecloth despite being clothed in "Capilene or Coolmax" as opposed to merely "plump and polyestered".
To be fair, I did get a couple of ideas for some new areas to explore with my bike, but it certainly won't be with her guidebook in my panier.
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