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Offline PeteJack

How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« on: September 28, 2013, 12:28:28 pm »
A friend of mine lent me a copy of Cycling British Columbia by Paul Wood ISBN 0-9684826-2-7.
This seems to be a superb guide I would like my own copy but I can't find one anywhere. The only one I've found is on eBay and they want hundreds of dollars for it! I've called book stores all over BC, no luck. I even call the publishers and they have no copies and plans for a reprint


Offline mathieu

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 03:59:10 pm »
This bookseller has two copies, new and used. Prices a bit higher than at thriftshop, but not yet hundreds of dollars.
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?bi=0&bx=off&ds=30&isbn=0968482627&recentlyadded=all&sortby=17&sts=t&x=57&y=9

Offline windrath

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 09:07:32 pm »
There is another book - The Milepost - that details every mile of every road in BC.  It was invaluable for 8 of us riding from Fairbanks (AK) to Vancouver 8 years ago.

It is updated every year -http://www.milepost.com/highway_info/alaska_highway

It might be a good alternative.

Paul

Offline Norsman

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 01:34:00 am »
Chapters/Indigo bookstores appear to have some copies at $18.20.  But they say it will take 3 to 5 weeks to ship.  That seems like a long time to wait for a book.  If you check the following link http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/search/?keywords=cycling%20british%20columbia you can also check on supplies in individual stores. There are stores in Vancouver and Victoria that have 1 or 2 copies each. If you know anyone in either of these cities perhaps you can get a copy a little earlier.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 01:37:00 am by Norsman »

Offline trail54runner

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 10:30:44 am »
Don't have more info on the book, but here's another site for bicycling in BC

http://www.bctrail.ca/

Offline PeteJack

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 11:29:05 pm »
Thanks everyone. I've ordered a copy from Thriftbooks.

Edit. Ooops it says Out of Stock. Let me check the other links. I'll try indigo I won't be needing it until next year.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2013, 11:57:35 pm by PeteJack »

Offline PeteJack

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 10:37:12 am »
I'm still waiting for my copy from Indigo.
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Prices a bit higher than at thriftshop, but not yet hundreds of dollars.
It is now they want $101.09!!!!

Offline mathieu

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 11:12:28 am »
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It is now they want $101.09!!!!

I noticed before that there seems to be a cunning pricing mechanism in this book search site. I don't remember the exact price when I first found the book, something like $40. Then after repeated viewings the price shot up to about $60. It might be an automatic step-up, driven by 'demand'.  I would give the seller a $50 take-it-or-leave-it offer.

Offline windrath

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 12:08:23 pm »
Petejack -

The Milepost - which I used for my Alaskan and British Columbia riding costs $17.16 at Barnes and Noble.  It details every single mile in BC and Alaska with everything a cyclist will need.  Your local library might have it as well.

Paul

Offline PeteJack

Re: How do I get a copy Cycling British Columbia? Please help.
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013, 02:53:17 am »
Thanks everyone. I finally got the book. Copies should be available now because they had a reprint in 2012. i may have had a part in that because last year I called the publisher to try and locate a copy and they told me there were no plans for a reprint. I suggested there may be quite a demand for this book and mentioned the $200 copy on EBay. Who knows...