The new mountain bike guide to Sardinia, promoted and co-authored by Peter, has been getting good reviews. The initial copies ordered for Sardinia soon sold out, after articles in the island's main two newspapers and a TV interview with Peter (here you can see him speaking Italian, though for his next TV interview he has promised to speak Sard)
.Fortunately the interview was recorded just before he fell off going fast and landed on his face, needing 9 stitches in a completely-cut-through lip in the hospital. He gained massive street cred, though, for the local doctor's attempt to sew him up without stitches.... The most detailed and most complementary reviews have come from Germany and Slovenia, probably because these countries' riders already know Sardinia (eg there is a German language guide to Gallura though this is the one area of the island we didn't cover because we wanted to document the most mountainous areas). The main German MTB forum's review said, "Guide well done, book very high quality, GPS tracks for routes can be downloaded..."...the Slovenian review described the guide page-by-page and then included tips on how to get to Sardinia.
What about the UK? Bikemagic had a nice review while Singletrackworld mentioned it in their Friday Fresh Goods. One's impression is that the Continental riders already know Sardinia and are delighted a bike guide has come out, while the UK magazines at least have yet to discover the island for mountain biking. This could be explained by the fact that Sardinia is best known by Brits for climbing (in the UK the guide is sold by Cordee who sell all the climbing guides) and the mountain biking has yet to be discovered. OK, from the UK you can't drive here like you can from Munich, but gettting to Sardinia with your bike is no harder than getting to Southern Spain or Sicily....
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