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Road Biking Virginia [Paperback]

Jim Homerosky
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May 1 2002 Road Biking Series
Forty of the best road rides in the state, from the Eastern Shore to the mountainous west. Virginia offers an amazing variety of landscapes and terrain, and author Jim Homerosky's selection of routes will satisfy any cyclist. Pick a morning jaunt in picturesque farm country or a muscle-burning hill climb--and get riding.

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From the Tidewater coastal plain and the rolling hills of the Piedmont to the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, enjoy the dramatic diversity of Virginia on two wheels. Grab this guidebook, put on your helmet, and hit the road on forty carefully designed tours, which range in length from 9 miles to 102 miles and cover a wide range of abilities and fitness levels.Inside you'll discover: detailed profiles of each ride, including traffic conditions, terrain, and length; vivid descriptions of points of interest; listings for local restaurants, hotels, bike shops, and rest rooms along the way; USGS-based maps and elevation profiles. (6 x 9, 240 pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)

About the Author

Jim Homerosky, author and engineer, is a mad cyclist and the Ride Coordinator for the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. He and his wife Wendy live in Williamsburg.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Biking Guidebook Ever June 12 2002
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Format:Paperback
I bought this new guidebook without much expectation. Boy, was I surprised! Road Biking Virginia may very well be the best written guidebook I ever read. The author takes the reader through the ride, noting scenic and historical highlights as well as areas of caution. I found the narratives addicting, and couldn't put the book down until I read every one. I thought I new a lot about my state - but I actually learned a good deal more. The maps are excellent and the directions are straight-forward and easy to understand.
If there is one flaw, the author doesn't seem to like city riding and doesn't offer any it his selection. But the book does offer fabulous road routes (I've done many myself) emphasizing Virginia's great back roads. Everyone should try the Goshen and Rockbridge rides and at least once in your life, you need to make the trek to Burkes Garden. What a great destination and ride.
I've waited a long time for a road ride book for Virginia. Fortunately, I now have one and it is good. I highly recommend it to all Virginia cyclists. Happy Riding,
Steve
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice package May 15 2002
Format:Paperback
When my girlfriend told me she had ordered this book I forgot about it. Then it arrived. I have not put the book down since then. That was yesterday. It has inspired me to ride. Went for a good ride this afternoon and might even buy a new bike tomorrow.
The book is laid out very well. I love that the author gives the VA Gazetteer page numbers for each ride. I trust anyone who studies those big red books. The author has also made each ride description an entertaining read with little factoids about each area that you'll be riding in.
All in all it seems to be a well reseached book and I can't wait to go out and explore. I live in Norther Virginia and love my state. It truly is beautiful and there is so much to see. The author knows this and has given us a great sampling of what Virginia has to offer the road rider. And most trips in the mountains are so very nicely complimented by the plethera of world class mountain biking trails just off the road.
Happy reading and riding.
Cheers,
Sean
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, road routes June 9 2002
Format:Paperback
Whether you're a cycling tourist, recreational rider, or competitive cyclist, there's something for everyone in this guide. Mr Homerosky profiles 40 different routes on pavement all across the beautiful state of Virginia from the sea to the mountains. It's obvious he's ridden each one from his descriptions and knowledge of the terrain. His use of title words for each route is especially clever. Each route has a description, map, cue sheet, and when warranted a profile of elevation gain and loss. Pretty neat, and very useful. He also includes contacts in each community so you can further explore the area, or can be helpful for the non-cyclist on your trip.
A must have for any road cyclist wanting a dependable guide of road routes in Virginia.
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