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50 Climbs (By Bike) in Utah (Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike)
50 Climbs (By Bike) in Utah (Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike)
by John Summerson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.85
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50 Climbs By Bike in Utah, June 10, 2014
50 Climbs By Bike in Utah would seem to be the authority on the state of Utah's paved climbs. Compact, the book devotes an entire page to each of the 50 highlighted ascents which includes a solid description along with some basic stats, location and a nice color pic. There are also other climbs described (in less detail) along with the usual (for the author) complete statistics on each. There is a section on climbing training and some state climb rankings listed as well. Printing in color is a nice touch. Time to ride!


Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in California 2nd Edition
Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in California 2nd Edition
by John Summerson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.53
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Edition tops the first!, February 26, 2014
The 2nd Edition of the classic California climbs guide is finally here and it was well worth the wait. The book contains almost twice as many climbs as the initial work along with updated data and additional data on the very most difficult hills. I think the presentation and organization are improved as well. Greater state wide coverage is present along with some new pics that make you want to hit the road to get to the top of all of these. The amount of data and climbs categories is quite amazing and a more complete guide to California climbs just cannot be found.


Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) 2nd Edition
Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) 2nd Edition
by John Summerson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.66
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Edition tops the 1st, November 2, 2013
While the 1st edition of this guide was ground breaking, the 2nd Edition of The Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike takes US climbs to a whole new level. 399 pages with almost twice as many ascents and in 7-8 new states. There is greater detail on each climb, particularly the most difficult hills, along with additional data, rankings and top ten categories. The layout is improved (if you recall the first Ed was a bit basic) and the new pictures and profiles are an upgrade. It still contains valuable if basic advice on improving your climbing as well (about a 'How to Climb' guide...???). There is no other source for this valuable information if you like to climb on a bike.

This book can definitely show you the way to America's top climbs, much more comprehensive and professional. A true guide and likely one you will access again and again as you dream of that next climbing trip and the next and the next...


Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) In Colorado
Complete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) In Colorado
by John Summerson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.47
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough Climbing Guide, March 17, 2011
Finally Colorado's climbs get some attention! While there are other tomes out there on CO cycling and the big passes this book includes just about all of the climbs in the state. Good statewide coverage particularly around Denver/Boulder. Keep in mind the author focuses only on climbs (and not little hills but true climbs) so if you are looking for cycling routes this may not be the guide for you. If climbs are your interest then this is the guide. The stats are quite complete and while you can argue about the multiple rankings (at least the subjective ones) it certainly spurs debate and interest.

What is good:

Climbs, their description and location
Statistics on each (lots of data)
Climbing training (though somewhatbrief)
Pictures
Rankings
Compact size

What could be better:

Maps
All climb data in one place although that might make presentation difficult

All in all an excellent source for climbing info in Colorado. Worth the price of admission.


The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Southeast
The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) in the Southeast
by John Summerson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.82
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hill climbers will like this guide, April 23, 2009
The Complete Guide to Climbing By Bike in the Southeast offers cyclists information on road bike climbing and the top climbs in the Southeast United States. States included are Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia and the total number of climbs is around 150. There are sections on training and other climbing areas. It also has rankings, appendices, profiles and more data than you can imagine for each climb. I have the nationwide climbing guide (Complete Guide to Climbing By Bike) and while it keeps a similar format, the SE guide has some extra data and a bit different look (and is smaller and easier to carry).

Much of the book is devoted to actual climbs and each is described with stats and directions and a short description. The rankings and categories are quite amazing and will make you want to hit the road to ride each hill. I found climbs close to my home that I was simply not aware of so I hope to hit those this summer.

Overall a good overview of climbing and data you just cannot find any place else. Well worth it.


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