- PSA – new book "Scotland Mountain Biking – THE WILD TRAILS – VOLUME 2" available
- druidhMemberNobody wrote:
Are all of those routes not already in the public domain anyway?
You mean on an OS map? 😆 Think how many therads there are on here from folk looking for routes. There’s always a market for a good guide book, though I like them to have something extra in them – maybe something about the history of the route you are travelling along.
I’m a bit confused by the grading system used in this book though,
Medium:Hard:Extreme. seems simple enough, but under one of the “Medium” rides it says This is a gentle undemanding trip, perfect for beginners or those looking for an easy day out on the bike.Posted 5 years ago
At least Druidh’s probably ridden it & not just looked on an OS map & thought…’hmm, that looks like a good ride, think I’ll publish it’
I wasn’t having a pop (although I can see why you might have thought that) I know Colin has put the miles in and probably could come up with a list of excellent rides if he so chose.Posted 5 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
Wasn’t having a pop Geoff, It’s just that I have done lots of rides from ‘guide books’ that have been abysmal to say the least. You know the bits I mean, ‘follow the track for 3km from A until you come to B’, & there’s absolutely no trace of a track at all & you spend the next 1.5 hrs peering at a map or plodging across a bog.
I actually have the 1st Volume & found it very good. Apart from a few bits. (I still haven’t done ALL the rides!)
Druidh, get your finger out! (along with 13floormonk, stuartieC a few others off here.Posted 5 years agodruidhMember
Guys – I’m flattered 😳 However, writing a decent guide book needs a level of commitment and organisation (not to say a decent memory) that seems beyond me. I shall, of course, continue to update my blog as I do new stuff, or re-visit some older routes so you can always dip in there. Here’s a question though; would folk actually appreciate a selection of downloadable GPS routes/tracks? If so, I should need give some thought to how they are organised…Posted 5 years agovertebratetomSubscriber
Glad to hear that our guides are getting out and about and people are finding them useful.
If anyone’s got any ideas (ie GPX stuff or ‘extras’ in the text) or feedback (which routes are rubbish, which names we can’t spell etc) for any Vertebrate guides, get in touch – it’s all useful.
(Or if you fancy writing a guide…)
TomPosted 5 years ago
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