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Semi-pointless Book Review: Road Bike The Smokies by Jim Parham

This out of print and highly treasured guide book by Jim Parham contains sixteen scenic rides in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains.  Easy rides in the mountains are scarce and this book offers a few of the best, including my favorite, the Burningtown Valley Loop.  Of the difficult rides, Yellow Creek features the (rumored to be) steepest paved road in North Carolina.  Visitors to the area would gain a true flavor for cycling in the Smokies by sampling a few of these rides.

So why am I reviewing a book only available through petty thievery?   Over the next few months I’ll ride and review some of these rides.  If anyone is in the area, or visiting the area, and would like to join me for one or more, just shoot me an email at velohobo@gmail.com

Jack

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  1. ha1ku
    November 21, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    There are a few copies floating around on the web. Check Amazon…

  2. The Velo Hobo
    November 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I’m hoping with enough interest the publisher will do another run of these. There are plenty of mnt bike guide books of the area, but not a lot for roadies.

    Thanks, Jack

  1. November 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm
  2. November 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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