Bicycling Magazine's Mountain Biking Skills: Skills and Techniques to Master Any Terrain

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Fully revised and updated to provide enthusiasts with all the tactics, tips, and techniques they need to master any type of terrain.
Ride like a pro with help from the editors of Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines. Learn the most effective ways to handle tough terrain, steer clear of hazardous obstacles, and even crash properly to avoid injury. Bursting with the latest strategies for riding faster and ...
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Overview


Fully revised and updated to provide enthusiasts with all the tactics, tips, and techniques they need to master any type of terrain.
Ride like a pro with help from the editors of Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines. Learn the most effective ways to handle tough terrain, steer clear of hazardous obstacles, and even crash properly to avoid injury. Bursting with the latest strategies for riding faster and training better, this book will give mountain bikers the tools they need to be their best.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594862991
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/29/2005
  • Edition description: Revised & Updated Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,262,424
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


BEN HEWITT writes about sports and the outdoors for a wide variety of publications, including Bicycling, Men’s Journal, Mountain Bike, Outside, and Skiing. He currently resides in Vermont.
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Table of Contents

Introduction v
Chapter 1 Dirt for Roadies (and Everyone Else) 1
Chapter 2 De-Teching the Tech 3
Chapter 3 The Hour of Power 7
Chapter 4 A Matter of Balance 11
Chapter 5 Loosen Up 14
Chapter 6 Perfect Your Pedaling 16
Chapter 7 Speed Is What You Need 18
Chapter 8 Them's the Brakes 20
Chapter 9 Turn without Turning 22
Chapter 10 Get Over It! 25
Chapter 11 Rough Stuff 27
Chapter 12 Slippery Surfaces 30
Chapter 13 Pedal Smarts 34
Chapter 14 Eat Your Energy 36
Chapter 15 Breathe Right 38
Chapter 16 End Your Beginning 40
Chapter 17 Freeriding: Mountain Biking's New Face 47
Chapter 18 24 Hours of Power 55
Chapter 19 Go with the Flow 67
Chapter 20 Ride a Narrow Trail 70
Chapter 21 Bunny-Hopping 72
Chapter 22 The Tripod Turn 74
Chapter 23 Uphill Skills 76
Chapter 24 Downhill Thrills 81
Chapter 25 Part the Waters 84
Chapter 26 Crash and Learn 87
Chapter 27 Pace Yourself Like a Pro 90
Chapter 28 Midseason Revival 93
Chapter 29 Dual School 99
Chapter 30 Wanna Race? 103
Chapter 31 The Pro Speaks 107
Chapter 32 Mountain Biking Position 109
Glossary 114
Index 119
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