Pro Motocross & Off-Road Riding Techniques

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Ride to win with the pros, as this updated, third edition of Pro Motocross & Off-Road Riding Techniques puts you in front of the pack. Advanced tips and techniques from your favorite pro riders-Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Danny Carlson, Chad Reed, Greg Albertyn, Ty Davis, Jeremy McGrath, Guy Cooper, Steve Lamson, and others-give you the inside line on everything from body position to brake/power slides. New action sequences of professional riders take you step-by-step through specific techniques, ...

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Overview

Ride to win with the pros, as this updated, third edition of Pro Motocross & Off-Road Riding Techniques puts you in front of the pack. Advanced tips and techniques from your favorite pro riders-Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Danny Carlson, Chad Reed, Greg Albertyn, Ty Davis, Jeremy McGrath, Guy Cooper, Steve Lamson, and others-give you the inside line on everything from body position to brake/power slides. New action sequences of professional riders take you step-by-step through specific techniques, including double jumps, rutted corners, braking bumps, starts, and whoops.

Check out Gary Semics' riding techniques-with 10 years as a factory rider and over 20 more as a riding instructor, Semics knows motocross. His techniques and insight will improve even the most experienced rider's form.

Techniques for motocross, supercross, hare scrambles, enduro, and desert racing are all included, as well as how to tackle off-road obstacles, practice methods, a buyer's guide for gear, goggle prep, race strategy, and an extensive chapter on riding four-strokes. Whether you're an expert motocrosser or a beginning enduro racer, this new edition of of Pro Motocross & Off-Road Riding Techniques is the hot line to improving your skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760318027
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 943,715
  • Product dimensions: 8.37 (w) x 10.62 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 8
Gary Semics on Riding Techniques 10
Chapter 1 Riding Gear 13
How to Choose the Necessities
Chapter 2 Motorcycle Setup Tips 21
The Most Critical Time You Can Spend with Your Bike
Chapter 3 Terrain and Conditions 31
A Sampling of What Mother Nature Has to Offer
Chapter 4 Body Position 39
The Starting Point
Gary Semics on Body Position
Chapter 5 Braking 47
The Fine Art of Slowing Down
Gary Semics on Braking
Chapter 6 Acceleration 57
More Than Just a Handful of Throttle
Gary Semics on Acceleration
Chapter 7 Cornering 65
A Look at the World of Turns
Gary Semics on Cornering
Chapter 8 Jumps 81
The Search for Air
Gary Semics on Jumps
Chapter 9 Ruts 111
Mind over Matter
Chapter 10 Whoops 125
Timing and Rhythm Are Key
Gary Semics on Whoops
Chapter 11 Off-Road Obstacles 133
Nature's Way of Fighting Back
Chapter 12 Passing 163
Tricks of the Trade
Chapter 13 Starts 169
What to Do When the Gate Drops
Gary Semics on Starts
Chapter 14 Practice 189
The Only Road to the Top
Chapter 15 Adapting to Different Bikes 197
How Weight and Horsepower Affect Riding Techniques
Chapter 16 Strategy 203
Power of the Mind
Gary Semics on Strategy
Chapter 17 Four-Strokes 209
How to Use This Different Motor Type to Your Advantage
Appendix Newspapers, Magazines, Instructional Videos, and Riding Schools 218
Glossary 222
Index 223
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