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Mountain biking

Author: Don Davis; Dave Carter
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics Publishers, ©1994.
Series: Outdoor pursuits series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether you are a beginner learning the fundamentals, or and experienced biker looking for ideas for places to ride, this book provides the information you need.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Don, 1951-
Mountain biking.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics Publishers, ©1994
(OCoLC)762966380
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Davis; Dave Carter
ISBN: 0873224523 9780873224529
OCLC Number: 28180725
Description: iv, 140 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Going mountain biking: the mountain bike difference; what is a mountain bike?; take a ride!; mountain bike growth. Part 2 Mountain biking equipment: where to find the right bike; how to choose a mountain bike; getting the right safety gear, apparel and accessories. Part 3 Mountain biking correctly: basic braking, shifting and body position; riding uphill and downhill; cornering; handling terrain changes; crossing water; carrying your bike; outdoor awareness and trail etiquette. Part 4 Healthy and safe mountain biking: how ready is your body?; improving your mountain bike fitness; maintaining your bike for safe riding; cautions for safe riding. Part 5 The best places to mountain bike: finding the best local rides; day trips and weekends; transporting your bike; planning a ride; riding the ski resorts; mountain bike vacations; United States getaways; Western Europe by mountain bike; bike Britain; Canada's trails; scenic Australia and New Zealand. Part 6 Pursuing mountain biking further: racing; observed trials; stunts; mountain bike polo; training; make it fun! Appendix: for more information - cycling organizations, books, periodicals, competition periodicals, bicycle trade magazines, mail-order catalogues, tours and travel.
Series Title: Outdoor pursuits series.
Responsibility: Don Davis, Dave Carter.

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