Mountain Biking: Over the Edge

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Hit the trail with the assurance and daring of a pro biker. Get the adrenaline rush of flying under your own power. And take Mountain biking along. It's packed with all the nuts and bolts of mountain biking: Equipment ("Homemade," "Beware," "Must Have"); Techniques--with real-life examples. Strickland writes from his own experience--and he takes you along.

Bill Strickland is a contributing writer and staff member for Mountain Bike magazine, was managing editor for Bicycling ...

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Overview

Hit the trail with the assurance and daring of a pro biker. Get the adrenaline rush of flying under your own power. And take Mountain biking along. It's packed with all the nuts and bolts of mountain biking: Equipment ("Homemade," "Beware," "Must Have"); Techniques--with real-life examples. Strickland writes from his own experience--and he takes you along.

Bill Strickland is a contributing writer and staff member for Mountain Bike magazine, was managing editor for Bicycling magazine, and has written about mountain biking for Bicycling, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Verge, and Blue magazines. No stranger to tough rides, he once rode eight days across France and Belgium--about 100 miles per day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070387034
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Strickland is a contributing writer and staff member for Mountain Bike magazine, was managing editor for Bicycling magazine, and has written about mountain biking for Bicycling, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Verge, and Blue magazines. No stranger to tough rides, he once rode eight days across France and Belgium--about 100 miles per day.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Susan DeMattei

Acknowledgments

1 Welcome to Mountain Biking

2 Gear Without Fear: How to Buy Cool Bikes and Equipment

Let the Biker Beware

Attention, Off-Road Shoppers!

Gear and Clothing without Fear and Loathing

Pedal Principles

To Repair is Human

3 Becoming an Earthsurfer: Basic Mountain Biking Skills

The First Fifteen Minutes

Loose Rules

Position of Power

Finding a Line

Braking News

Get Over It

Get a Grip

Going Up

The Decent Descent

Turn, Baby, Turn

Life in the Balance

Fuel for Thought

Shred Lightly

Go Your Own Way

4 Shred U: Higher Studies in Getting Honed

An . . . ticipation

Not Missing Links

Rise and Shine

Radical Descents

Lunge Time

Air Apparent

One Good Turn

Narrow Minded

Unbraking

Funky Terrain

Speed Thrills

Spin Cycle

Crash Course

5 Riding on the Edge: Expert Skills and Beyond

Personal Style

Jumping for Joy

How to Not Jump

Maximum Braking

When Feet Are Faster

6 The Ballistic Ballet: Training and Racing

Your First Race

Anatomy of a Plan

7 Riding for Adventure

The Small and the Classic

Getting Your Bike There

8 Out There: Why Mountain Biking Matters

Appendix: Resources

Index

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