The book had much good information, especially if you haven't ridden much, or never toured. As you can see from the other reviews from 2009, it's a good book. However, much has changed since it was written. You can still get inspired, and it piques your interest in finding sites that can help you move forward, but as a standalone it needs to be updated.
The Touring Cyclist's Bible
Gary Gomer on 8/22/09
The book is excellent for anyone intersted in bicycle touring. It has very practical information that anyone can understand from selecting a bike, proper bike fitting, bike ,maintenance, clothing and gear, trip planning, and more. It's a great reference book!
Best money I could have spent on 'how to tour.'
Fred on 6/25/09
When I look back on all the books I have read/studied on cross country touring over the last 12 years this is the best by far....it has the combination of breath, depth and accuracy I have not seen elsewhere.
The Essential Touring Cyclist
Anonymous on 6/13/09
This book does a good job of covering the basics of bike touring.