Pro Motocross and Off-Road Riding Techniques

Pro Motocross and Off-Road Riding Techniques

by Donnie Bales, Gary Semics


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Pro Motocross and Off-Road Riding Techniques by Donnie Bales, Gary Semics

In addition to pro tips and step-by-step photos on jumping, cornering, braking, starting, training, and more, this popular dirt rider's bible has been fully updated to include the very latest techniques in full-color photos. All-new information features data on four-stroke bikes, as well as updated information on the latest body positions, bar set-ups, and jumping techniques that reflect the current emphasis on front-wheel landings. Up-to-date advice makes this an essential guide for today's off-road racers and riders. The author is Jeremy McGrath's personal trainer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760308318
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 12/10/2000
Series: Cyclepro Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Gary Semics on Riding Techniques10
Chapter 1Riding Gear13
How to Choose the Necessities
Chapter 2Motorcycle Setup Tips21
The Most Critical Time You Can Spend with Your Bike
Chapter 3Terrain and Conditions31
A Sampling of What Mother Nature Has to Offer
Chapter 4Body Position39
The Starting Point
Gary Semics on Body Position
Chapter 5Braking47
The Fine Art of Slowing Down
Gary Semics on Braking
Chapter 6Acceleration57
More Than Just a Handful of Throttle
Gary Semics on Acceleration
Chapter 7Cornering65
A Look at the World of Turns
Gary Semics on Cornering
Chapter 8Jumps81
The Search for Air
Gary Semics on Jumps
Chapter 9Ruts111
Mind over Matter
Chapter 10Whoops125
Timing and Rhythm Are Key
Gary Semics on Whoops
Chapter 11Off-Road Obstacles133
Nature's Way of Fighting Back
Chapter 12Passing163
Tricks of the Trade
Chapter 13Starts169
What to Do When the Gate Drops
Gary Semics on Starts
Chapter 14Practice189
The Only Road to the Top
Chapter 15Adapting to Different Bikes197
How Weight and Horsepower Affect Riding Techniques
Chapter 16Strategy203
Power of the Mind
Gary Semics on Strategy
Chapter 17Four-Strokes209
How to Use This Different Motor Type to Your Advantage
AppendixNewspapers, Magazines, Instructional Videos, and Riding Schools218

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Pro Motocross and Off-Road Riding Techniques 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i have ever read in my life. If you like motocross you should read this great book. there are great Techniques in this book. READ IT NOW
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers the sport of riding off-road motorcycle very well and completely. This book is some what difficult to find to purchase. I was interested in learning more about the sport and to improve my personal techniques without breaking my neck. This book talks about all aspects encluding philosophical & psychological state of mind. The authors took a brilliant approach in explaining how to jump, get a faster start off the line, set up, strategy, and lots more. They even went into state of mind on trying new things with your bike. Well done, well written, and hard to buy, this book is a winner. Buy the book if you get any kind of a chance...Regards Frank...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've heard nothing but great things about the old edition of this book. Everyone teased me about how great it was, but everyone was all sold out. Now, at last, they have come out with a new version, complete with more pages and pictures. Halleluiah!! Caveat:I've never actually read this book. All the riders on my listserve recommended it to me. I would not have given this book a star rating if this review page had given me a choice.