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Good book, bad chapter maps, organization needs work
on May 2, 2013
I am from Indiana, but got this book for a bike trip to Wisconsin with my family. First the good. There is a description, a little of the natural history or a bit about the area, a map of each trip which tells you roughly where parking and bathrooms are and detailed directions to one start location.
Now the problems. At the beginning of each state section is a map. This is my start place, especially since I am unfamiliar with the offerings in Wisconsin. The tours are numbered but organized alphabetically for each tour. I would have appreciated if either A) they listed the page where each of the tours are (I found myself having to flip back and forth from the maps to narrow in and find the tours OR if they simply numbered each tour geographically. This is minor inconvenience and won't be an issue to some. My second problem is a more serious though. As I said, I'm from Indiana; the chapter map of Indiana is in error. Ride #28, listed as "Monon Trail" a ride that starts in Carmel (central Indiana to downtown Indianapolis is shown way up in NW Indiana. This represents one problem I know of. Since I need these maps to pick trails I will now have to coordinate the maps with web searches to confirm the locations of the tours, certainly less than ideal for a book that should be stand alone.
That said these are problems that you can easily work around; but at almost $19 I would have preferred fewer issues.