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Mountain Bike America: Moab: An Atlas of Moab, Utah's Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides (Mountain Bike America Guidebooks) [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Lee Bridgers
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April 2000 Mountain Bike America Guidebooks
Nowhere is the terrain more challenging or more dangerous. Nowhere is the penalty stiffer for screwing up. Moab is simply the best mountain bike destination on earth. No question. No controversy. No ifs, ands, or buts. Includes comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced and GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride. Mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.
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  • Taschenbuch: 398 Seiten
  • Verlag: Globe Pequot Press (April 2000)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 076270702X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762707027
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,3 x 13,7 x 2,5 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.6 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (10 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 535.624 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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Moab is a mecca for mountain bikers, who come from around the world to ride its challenging trails. Whether you're a newcomer to the area or a frequent fat-tire flier, Mountain Bike America: Moab is a great addition to your fanny pack. Local cyclist Lee Bridgers blends his passion for mountain biking with his obvious love of Moab, describing 49 rides ranging from easy (Old Moab Highway, Dalton Wells) to "very difficult to abusive" (Porcupine Rim). Each starts with an overview--where to start, how far the ride is, how long you can expect it to take, warnings, environmental concerns, and how to get there--before launching into a detailed description of what you'll experience along the way, be it slick rock, deep sand, dinosaur tracks, or rusted mining equipment. Bridgers is careful to point out places where cyclists should use caution, encouraging less experienced riders to dismount--"if you are pushing a mountain bike, you are still mountain biking. Live to ride tomorrow." Detailed maps will help you plan your days--especially the cross-sections of each ride's ups and downs. Throughout the book, Bridgers emphasizes the need to protect the environment--"as mountain bikers we had better learn to co-exist with nature or else we'll lose the privileges to enjoy it from the saddle"--and offers up stories from his experiences as one of Moab's leading bike tour guides. Special sections on safety (carry more water than you think you'll need), bike selection and repair, Moab-necessary techniques (sand riding, dealing with flies), and area food, lodging, and services make this a useful all-around resource. --Sunny Delaney


"Local cyclist Lee Bridgers blends his passion for mountain biking with his obvious love of Moab, emphasizing safety and the need to protect the environment--while having the ride of your life." -- Sunny Delaney, Sports & Outdoors Editor,

"There are trail guides, and then there's the real deal. This 400-page guide written by Moab local Lee Bridgers is a labor of love filled with local lore and sage observations about wildlife, geology, and the environment. Trail descriptions are top-notch. Don't leave Moab on a bike without it."--Marc Sani, Editor in Chief, Bike Magazine

"Mountain Biking Moab is setting a new standard for guidebooks. Lee Bridgers' first-hand accounts give the reader a sense that they have some behind-the-scenes information about Moab."--Brian Fiske, Senior Editor of Mountain Bike Magazine
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When I bought this book a couple of months ago, there were favorable reviews and unfavorable ones--About evenly split. I bought it anyway, to see the controversy first hand. I don't have any personal beef--I'm not one of the offended local businesses, I don't know anyone personally in Moab. And I'd been to Moab with the very same family I took this time.
Reading this book made me think I shouldn't be riding in Moab! Especially not with the kids, even though they were now three years older than when we safely rode there last time. I wanted to cancel the trip after first reading the book. That would have been a mistake.
The author describes most trails other than jeep roads as very dangerous. Instead of telling you if the cliffs and big dropoffs can be seen before you fall off, or can be bypassed, every trail with a cliff is described as too dangerous for kids and intermediate adults. Heck, we just get off and walk the bikes. Yet, I couldn't tell which trails would be safe to take the kids on from the book.
For example, Slickrock Trail is "technically very difficult to extremely dangerous. You shouldn't be out here unless you are an advanced rider." B.S.! (The author defines "advanced" in his book as a very high skill level which most of us will never achieve.) I'm a skilled, middle-aged bike patroller, and my 15-year-old daughter is an athlete who rarely gets on a bike. We rode just part of the main trail because of the heat, but there was nowhere that I got even worried about our safety. Nowhere was there an exposure an experienced rider couldn't see and dismount to avoid. A better guidebook would have told me where to get my kids off their bikes in advance, where not to go because of hidden hazards, and where to just trust my eyes.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Lee Bridges knows what he is talking about 27. Juni 2000
I have not read this book yet, but I have taken several guided rides with Lee in Moab, and this man knows what he is talking about.
I found his attention to safety impeccable. He was extremely cautious when necessary, and I appreciated that.
There is ALOT more to Moab mountain biking than Skickrock. As a matter of fact, Slickrock would have been considered a beginner trail compared to a few of the remote places that Lee had taken me to.
The places I am referring to were so obscure, that it would have been easy getting lost just driving to the trail. The trails were extremely exposed and very dangerous. If a serious injury occured on one of these rides, even a helicopter rescue might not be an option. This is why Lee takes saftey VERY seriously. He leaves NOTHING to chance. A person died on Slickrock while I was out there, and that was not the first time.
Lee's navigational skills are incredible. He has radar. His rides are not found on any map or in any other guidebook of the Moab area. You would NEVER find these places on your own, and you could die trying.
I trusted Lee explicitly and look forward to riding with him in the future.
Please take into consideration when you read the negative comment on this book that your safety is Lees' business. If it appears that he is pushing his guide service, it is for a reason. His rides are worth twice what he charges.
Please note that I have no affiliation with Lee, or his company, Dreamride...just a satisfied customer.
Buy this book and hopefully you will take from it the respect that the remote Moab territory deserves.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Sets a new benchmark for guidebooks! 5. Juni 2000
As a professional photo-journalist, my work takes me all over the world. Therefore I rely on guidebooks to get me where I want to go and to tell me something about the place when I get there. That's why Lee Bridgers' guide to Moab is so damn good. In fact it sets a benchmark for other guidebooks (including Lonely Planet) to follow. Bridgers' has not only included accurate and detailed information about Moab's myriad of magic trails, he has managed to do so in an honest and entertaining manner. Let's look at those two aspects in more detail: a) Honesty: Not something most guidbooks are big on in these days where money talks. Bridgers on the other hand tells it how it is. It might not always be what we (or the townsfolk of Moab) would like to hear, but it's from the heart and above all it's useful. This book will be a Godsend to anybody whose ever been ripped off, or given food poisoning in some dingy tourist trap! It will be a Godsend to anybody who has ever checked in at a motel only to discover that it's overpriced and overhyped and full of belching German tourists. b) Entertainment: While most guidebook are about as entertaining as an accountant's dinner party, this one possitively sizzles. It's brimming with anecdotes about Moab's history and more importantly, its people, who Bridgers manages to paint full of life, dignity and humour. If you own a mountain bike, then you have to ride Moab at least once in your need this book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Not your typical guidebook 15. April 2000
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Naturally, a guide book of mystical Moab needs to offer a little more... And this guide delivers. Lee runs a local touring business, and he writes about the trails from the perspective of a rider, not just a fair weather REI wannabe who sits in his truck ticking off the trail on the odometer. Lee's business doesn't take giant tours down the same trail again and again, instead he sets up individualized packages based upon the rider's skill level, so Lee knows all of these trails intimately. So you'll find info on the trails and the terrain that the typical cattle car tourbooks of Moab won't give you...
In addition, this guide offers something else that your normal REI fare doesn't. Namely, it is well written, in an undetatched, thoughtful voice. Lee has lots more to offer than your typical gearhead. Gems of creativity, and especially humor abound. Some of my favorite parts of the book are the downright hilarious tales of the "local color."
So if you are scouting Moab, or are simply looking to supplement your library then this is the guide for you.
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