Pros: A group of 4 of us just went to Tucson strictly to ride our road bikes. This book facilitated our planning of where to stay and where to ride. Some of the rides were fabulous. We loved the Saguaro National Park rides. Thanks to the author for the information on McCain Loop as it was probably one of the best rides I have ever been on . We used the book to give us basic ride maps and updated it with local knowledge from chatting with others. Cons: The author is more tolerant of uneven pavement than I am (Silverbell road was just awful).
This book is fun to read. One of the reasons I like it is that it has short chapters that you can pick up, read and then ponder about the concepts presented. I think that it would be fun to read in a book club or group of friends as each chapter presents itself as discussion fodder.