Bicycling Magazine's Mountain Biking Skills: Tactics, Tips, and Techniques to Master Any Terrain by Ben Hewitt
Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned off-road rider, this guide will help you hone your skills and make the most of every ride. You'll learn from experts who've been through it all, like former world champion Ned Overend and Olympic medalist Susan DeMattei. From uphill skills to downhill thrills, you're sure to find everything you need to know to ride like a pro.
Discover how to:
* Fit a great ride into a busy schedule with the "hour of power."
* Cruise through the toughest corners with the tripod turn.
* Tap into the flowand glide over challenging terrain.
* Acclimate quickly and easily to every hazard on trails.
* Boost your climbing speed and comfort with switch-side breathing.
Ed Pavelka has been riding bicycles for fun, fitness, and competition since the mid-1970's. His professional writing career includes 20 cycling books. He was Bicycling magazines executive editor for 10 years and served as the magazine's director of new ventures.
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction Part One: Beginner Classes Dirt for Roadies The Hour of Power A Matter of Balance Loosen Up Perfect Pedaling Speed Is What You Need Them's the Brakes Turn without Turning Get Over It! Rough Stuff Slippery Surfaces About Your Pedals Eat Your Energy Breathe Right End Your Beginning Part Two: Making the Grade Go with the Flow Ride a Narrow Trail Bunnyhopping The Tripod Turn Uphill Skills Downhill Thrills Drop-Offs and Gullies Part the Waters Crash and Learn Pace Yourself like a Pro Four Workouts That Work Midseason Training Revival Part Three: Extracurricular Activities Crash Better Dual School Wanna Race? Survive an Epic Ride Mountain Biking Position Glossary Index