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Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah
by Jim Parham (Milestone Press)
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First, the downhill is incredible. Very technical and the turns (switchbacks) will test your balance and control skills. The climb is good, but gets old after a while and the last part (0.5 miles), well I could do without the hike-a-bike.
Laurel Mountain was the high point of our week-long visit to the "Southeast's Mecca of mountian bike riding". It had everything, long single track, long tough climbs, technical challenge both up and down, scenic, and wild. The signage was a little sketchy in places but that just added to the thrill! I can't say enough about Jim Parham's "Western NC Pisga" Mountain Bike Guide Series. It helped us lay out a week of riding before we even left Vermont. The fact that we rode for an entire week with nobody to lead us without getting lost speaks highly of the book!
Everything you read in the trail description plus a bit more. Fun, fun, fun, Technical and more Fun. Easier going down.
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