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Mastering Mountain Bike Skills

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1492586536
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Publisher: Human Kinetics
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If you want to ride like a pro, you should learn from a pro! In Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Third Edition, world-champion racer Brian Lopes and renowned riding coach Lee McCormack share their elite perspectives, real-life race stories, and their own successful techniques to help riders of all styles and levels build confidence and experience the full exhiliration of the sport. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills is the best-selling guide for all mountain biking disciplines, including enduro, pump track racing, dual slalom, downhill, cross-country, fatbiking, and 24-hour races. It absolutely captures the sport and offers everything you need to maximize performance and excitement on the trail. Learn how to select the proper bike and customize it for your unique riding style. Develop a solid skills base so you can execute techniques with more power and precision. Master the essential techniques to help you carve every corner, nail every jump, and conquer every obstacle in your path. Last, but not least, prepare yourself to handle every type of weather and trail condition that the mountain biking world throws at you. Whether you’re a recreational rider looking to rock the trails with friends, are a seasoned enthusiast, or are aspiring to be a top pro, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills will improve your ride and dust the competition. Don't just survive the trail—own the trail, and enjoy the thrill of doing it.

At the Edge

At the Edge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0241973279
Author: Danny MacAskill
Publisher: Penguin UK
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At the Edge by Danny MacAskill Book Resume:

'I've already had my nine lives on the bike...' Danny MacAskill lives on the edge. The cyclist is legendary for his YouTube viral videos like 'The Ridge': nerve-jangling blurs of stunts and speed over towering buildings and mountain peaks. His life is one of thrills, bloody spills and millions of online hits. It hasn't been an easy ride. Fear, stress and the 'what if?' factor circle every trailblazing trick, which require imagination, daredevil techniques and movie-making smarts. He has spent his life pushing the extremes; somehow, he's still around to tell the tale. In this unflinching memoir of mayhem, Danny shares his anarchic childhood on the Isle of Skye and early days as a street trials rider, takes us behind the scenes of his training and videos, and reveals what it takes to go beyond the next level - both mentally and physically. Join Danny for a nerve-shredding ride. Just be sure to bring a crash helmet.

Let's Mountain Bike!

Let's Mountain Bike! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642374024
Author: Paul Molenberg
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
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Let's Mountain Bike! by Paul Molenberg Book Resume:

Let’s Mountain Bike! stands out as the most comprehensive book ever written on the sport of mountain biking. Detailed information is provided for all of the important facets, including purchasing the right bike, upgrades, accessorizing, bike set-up, bike care, skills training and how to maximize your performance on the trails, fitness training, trail dangers, trail etiquette, and much more. Presented with clear and understandable explanations and visuals, the information is easy to digest and apply. Everyone from the complete beginner to the more advanced rider will benefit from the depth and variety of advice and tips revealed in Let’s Mountain Bike! It’s an indispensable guide for those looking to hit the trails and become their best. Thousands of trails are waiting... so Let’s Mountain Bike! Visit letsmountainbike.com to see more from this author.

Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair

Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: C. Calvin Jones
Publisher: Park Tool
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Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair by C. Calvin Jones Book Resume:

The BBB-4 Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair by Calvin Jones is packed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures, color photos and repair tips for keeping almost any road or off-road bike running smoothly and trouble-free. Whether it's repairing a flat tire, adjusting brakes and shifting systems, truing wheels, or maintaining hub, headset and bottom bracket bearing systems, the BBB-4 has you covered. Thoroughly researched and revised, the 4th edition of the Big Blue Book contains updated photos, torque specifications and troubleshooting tables, along with new content on wheel building, electronic shifting, 12-speed and 1X drivetrains, tubeless tires, disc brakes, headset and bottom bracket standards, and more. Truly an indispensable tool and reference source for both the novice and advanced bicycle mechanic.

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610585526
Author: Gary LaPlante
Publisher: Motorbooks
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How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles by Gary LaPlante Book Resume:

Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing, to dual-sport day trips, to trail riding, to adventure tours. No matter the specific pursuit, all dirt riding (and much street riding) shares the same basic skill set. How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles schools the reader in all the skills necessary to ride safely and quickly off-road. Chapters cover the basics, such as body position, turning, braking, and throttle control, then proceed to advanced techniques, such as sliding, jumps, wheelies, hill-climbing, and more. If you've ever wanted to try dirt riding or if you're an experienced rider looking to sharpen your skill set, How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles is a perfect riding coach.

Bike Fit

Bike Fit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472900553
Author: Phil Burt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Bike Fit by Phil Burt Book Resume:

This practical guide, written by a leading BIKE FIT expert, takes you step-by-step through the BIKE FIT process – to ensure you maximise your cycling potential. Do you suffer from lower back pain after a long weekend ride? Do your shoes wear out on one side more than the other? Are you experiencing numbness in your hands, or knee pain? Phil Burt, Head Physiotherapist at British Cycling and Team Sky Consultant Physiotherapist, has worked with hundreds of cyclists to help them solve these and many other classic cycling niggles. In this book he outlines his methods to help you analyse your position and get the best from your bike. The right BIKE FIT can mean the difference between a good ride and a bad one, but a professional fit can cost more than you paid for your bike. The information is all here. Let Phil Burt guide you through your own BIKE FIT, to ensure your bike and body work in harmony. Packed with useful diagrams, step by step diagnostics and case studies, this is the must-read for any cyclist keen to get a performance advantage.

The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair

The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1605294519
Author: Todd Downs,Editors of Bicycling Magazine
Publisher: Rodale Books
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The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair by Todd Downs,Editors of Bicycling Magazine Book Resume:

The fully revised and updated sixth edition of the best-selling guide to bike maintenance from the world's leading authority on cycling Whether they own the latest model or a classic with thousands of miles on it, beginner and experienced cyclists alike need a guide that will help them get their bikes out of the shop faster and keep them on the road longer. For more than 20 years, The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair has done just that. With troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems, 450 photographs and 40 drawings to clarify all the step-by-step directions so even the complete neophyte can get repairs right the first time, and websites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers, this is truly the ultimate bicycle repair and maintenance manual. Now better than ever, the newest edition contains the latest information on component kits and carbon fork specifications.

Art of Mountain Biking

Art of Mountain Biking [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0762775572
Author: Robert Hurst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Art of Mountain Biking by Robert Hurst Book Resume:

An unprecedented new look at mountain biking and trail riding techniques from the author of The Art of Cycling Riding obstacle-strewn singletrack trails on a two-wheeled machine is one of those seductive challenges that can never be fully mastered, even by the most talented and experienced. In The Art of Mountain Biking, Robert Hurst deliberately avoids discussion of equipment, training, and other subjects that have already been beaten to death in mountain bike books and magazines, to focus on the deeply complex art of riding trails. From page to page and switchback to switchback, he chases the complex mysteries that make trail riding so difficult—and so rewarding—from the application of “soft power” and the biomechanics of balance and vision, to the philosophy of line choice and the Riccatti equations that describe the path of the bike's rear wheel, to the nature of dirt itself. Built on the author's own quarter-century of experience and the tried-and-true wisdom of many other veteran mountain bikers, this environmentalist and darkly humorous manual provides a collection of unexpected knowledge that will be indispensable to both novices and experts. Throughout, Hurst explains with clarity, revelation—and a healthy dash of wit—the ins and outs of riding a mountain bike.

Orca Sports Resource Guide

Orca Sports Resource Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781554693764
Author: Sarah N. Harvey,Susan Greye
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Orca Sports Resource Guide by Sarah N. Harvey,Susan Greye Book Resume:

Perfect for reluctant teen readers, the Orca Sports titles combine mystery and adventure with team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and soccer, and solo sports like scuba diving, running, sailing, horse racing and even race-car driving. Written by popular, award-winning writers such as Sigmund Brouwer and Nikki Tate, Orca Sports books engage young readers with exciting plots and easy-to-read language. The Orca Sports Resource Guide provides teachers with ideas for connecting each title in the series to the curriculum, the text and, most importantly, the students. Certain to encourage lively discussion in the classroom, the Orca Sports Resource Guide is a valuable tool for teachers who want to give their students the very best.

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 149258665X
Author: Simon Priest,Michael A. Gass
Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming by Simon Priest,Michael A. Gass Book Resume:

Some books address outdoor leadership; others focus on adventure programming. None delve into the specifics of both topics like Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Third Edition, does. The first edition of this book helped define the body of knowledge for an emerging profession. Two editions later, this groundbreaking text—now in full color—provides adventure leaders with the tools and evidence they need to show that their outdoor programs are effective and have a lasting impact on their participants. Internationally renowned authors Simon Priest and Michael Gass have significantly updated the content, based on the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of adventure education and leadership. They have reorganized chapters to conform to their new model of building core competencies. In addition, this third edition includes the following features: • Material on technology, social justice, cultural adaptation, sustainability, and facilitation techniques • An online instructor guide that offers activities, discussion questions, and assessments compiled from a group of acclaimed instructors • A digital field handbook that offers quick reference to key models, concepts, and checklists covered in the text • An expanded version of global perspectives, valuable for long-standing programs as well as those just beginning to enter the field Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming details both the art and science of adventure leadership, helping a new generation of outdoor leaders develop their skills. The text extends the focus on evidence-based models, theories, and best practices, showing that science and research are as important to the profession as the natural beauty of the environment. The book describes the core competencies of outdoor leadership, providing a framework that helps leaders connect with participants in meaningful ways, based on mutual goals. The focus on the science side is invaluable to new leaders and less-experienced leaders, and it is a great refresher for leaders with more experience. This new edition offers a more detailed look at diversity and cultural competencies, preparing leaders to effectively manage diverse populations of participants. In addition, the content is in line with the updated accreditation standards from the Association for Experiential Education. The opening chapters of Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming supply a solid foundation in the research, philosophy, ethics, and history of outdoor leadership. Numerous chapters explore the skills leaders need, with topics that include technical activity, safety and risk management, environment, organization, instruction, and facilitation. The authors also examine leadership styles and conditional leadership issues, communication, sound judgment, decision making, problem solving, and the trends and issues in adventure programming. Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming will help readers understand the four adventure program areas—recreation, education, development, and therapy—and how they influence the delivery of outdoor leadership. The book is a valuable resource for the training and education of future outdoor leaders. It will help readers know why they should work in the profession and understand how they can make a difference by being an effective outdoor leader.

Historical Dictionary of Cycling

Historical Dictionary of Cycling [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0810873699
Author: Bill Mallon,Jeroen Heijmans
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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Historical Dictionary of Cycling by Bill Mallon,Jeroen Heijmans Book Resume:

The Historical Dictionary of Cycling takes a closer look at the sport, as well as discussing the use of bicycles as a means of fitness, touring, and commuting. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, photos, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on cycling's two main disciplines—road and track—as well as brief overviews of the other forms of cycling. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about cycling.

Survival Fitness

Survival Fitness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sam Fury
Publisher: Survival Fitness Plan
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Survival Fitness by Sam Fury Book Resume:

Your Ultimate Functional Fitness Program! Survival Fitness is self-training in the 5 most useful activities for escaping danger. Teach yourself parkour, climbing, swimming, riding, and hiking. It also has a simple daily routine to keep your mind and body in optimal health with minimal effort. Start training in Survival Fitness today, because you'll get fit while learning life-saving skills. Get it now. Everyone Knows You Need to Exercise to Stay Healthy Keep fit and get life-saving skills at the same time. * 100% bodyweight exercises * Give yourself the best chance for escaping dangerous situations * Reap all the general benefits of good health * Never get bored of "the same old routine" * Save money on gym fees, personal trainers, and expensive equipment Here is a taste of what's included in Survival Fitness: Daily Health and Fitness * Simple breathing exercises to increase your vitality * The only 2 conditioning exercises you need to keep your body limber and strong * A 15-minute full body yoga routine for flexibility and strength * The easiest meditation method for a clear and calm mind Parkour * Safety training * Conditioning * Balance training * Running and jumping skills * Vaulting over objects * Climbing over walls * Negotiating bar obstacles * Parkour games Climbing * Fundamental climbing principles * Holds and grips * Foot techniques * Crack climbing Swimming * Techniques and drills to improve your swimming speed * Swimming ultra-long distance a survival situation * How to do a very efficient stroke developed by the US Navy Seals * A full training guide for how to do a 50-meter underwater swim * Essential water rescue skills Riding * Fundamental riding skills * Basic and advanced riding drills * Techniques for uphill and downhill riding * Negotiating obstacles safely Hiking * General hiking tips * Hiking with a pack * Specific hiking techniques for different terrains and weather Limited Time Only... Get your copy of Survival Fitness today and you will also receive: * Free SF Nonfiction Books new releases * Exclusive discount offers * Downloadable sample chapters * Bonus content … and more! This is the last fitness manual you'll ever need, because it is functional training at its best. Get it now.

Bike With Your Dog

Bike With Your Dog [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460241304
Author: J. Leslie Johnson
Publisher: FriesenPress
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Bike With Your Dog by J. Leslie Johnson Book Resume:

Bike With Your Dog tells dog lovers how to safely bike with their dogs and have fun at the same time. For many high-energy dogs, a walk on the leash is simply not enough. Dogs love to run and biking enables them to get the exercise they need. This handy guide shows you how to spend high quality time with your dog, get exercise, and enjoy the outdoors — all at the same time.

Extreme Sports

Extreme Sports [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1422296628
Author: WenFang Li
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Extreme Sports by WenFang Li Book Resume:

Extreme sports are highly popular among young people today. These sports include a wide variety of activities—from surfing and skateboarding to mountaineering and parachute jumping—but one characteristic unites them all: their inherent risk of injury. This book details the injuries most often experienced in extreme sports, including common injuries such as severe strains, sprains, bruising, and cuts; and serious problems, such as hypothermia, fractures, and dislocations. The book then focuses on several different ways to prevent such injuries from occurring. Treatments are explained in detail, with emphasis on getting professional medical advice for any serious or unexplained injury. Read this book and learn about: • Warm-up routines that help prevent injuries. • The importance of mental preparation. • Overuse injuries and sprains and strains. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.

Adventure Sport Physiology

Adventure Sport Physiology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0470319135
Author: Nick Draper,Christopher Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Adventure Sport Physiology by Nick Draper,Christopher Hodgson Book Resume:

“...the most comprehensive adventure sport physiology book I am aware of; therefore, I recommend it wholeheartedly.” The Sport and Exercise Scientist, March 2009 This book provides students and professionals with a well-written, accessible introduction to the science underlying a variety of adventure sports. Written specifically for this increasingly popular field of study, the text has been divided into two parts: the first provides the foundations for adventure physiology, the second the specific physiological and environmental demands of a range of adventure sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Written by two adventure sports performers with extensive teaching and coaching experience, this book will prove invaluable to students taking courses in adventure and outdoor education and professional instructors involved in such activities. In addition, students of sport and exercise science and physical education will find this an excellent introduction to the physiological response to exercise. Clearly explains the basic physiological principles and applies them to a variety of land and water-based sports. In full colour throughout, the book includes numerous illustrations, together with key points and chapter summaries to reinforce learning. Contains original pieces from elite and high-level athletes describing the physiological demands of their particular sport in a real-world context. These include London sports personality of the year Anna Hemmings, respected climbers Dave Macleod and Neil Gresham, and Olympic medallists Tim Brabants and Ben Ainslie. Dedicated web site contains an original sample training programme and a set of adventure sport specific exercises.

The Mountain Bike Skills Manual

The Mountain Bike Skills Manual [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408196069
Author: Clive Forth
Publisher: A&C Black
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The Mountain Bike Skills Manual by Clive Forth Book Resume:

More riders than ever are heading to the country on their mountain bikes. It's a sport that has exploded over the last twenty years, as people of all ages and walks of life are drawn to the thrill of the ride. Written by rider, racer and trainer Clive Forth, The Mountain Bike Skills Manual is the best resource for anyone who wants to know more about the sport and develop their abilities. It covers all the major disciplines including dirt biking, trail riding, cross country, 4X, enduro and slalom and is suitable for pleasure-seekers as well as the more competitive rider. Illustrated with excellent step-by-step biking trick shots and covering everything from equipment and core skills to competitions and recreational riding, it's a book no rider will want to be without.

Mountainbike

Mountainbike [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3959718136
Author: Brian Lopes,Lee McCormack
Publisher: Riva Verlag
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Mountainbike by Brian Lopes,Lee McCormack Book Resume:

Mountainbiken erfreut sich seit Jahren zunehmender Beliebtheit und wie bei kaum einer anderen Sportart legen die Ausübenden hier größten Wert auf Ausrüstung und Techniktraining, um die eigenen Fertigkeiten immer weiter zu verbessern. In dieser komplett überarbeiteten und aktualisierten Neuausgabe des Bestsellers Mountainbike verraten der mehrfache Mountainbike-Weltmeister Brian Lopes und der renommierte Trainer Lee McCormack alles, was ein echter Profi wissen und beherrschen muss. Dabei werden sämtliche Aspekte abgedeckt – von der Auswahl des richtigen Fahrrads und dem Erlernen aller wichtigen Grundtechniken über das Vermeiden von Verletzungen und den Umgang mit unterschiedlichen Wetter- und Trailbedingungen bis zur Teilnahme an anspruchsvollen Rennen wie Pumptrack, Dual Slalom, Downhill oder Cross-Country. Jede Menge Fotos, Bildsequenzen und Grafiken sowie Insidertipps von Brian und Lee veranschaulichen die Informationen. Ob ambitionierter Hobbybiker oder Wettkampffahrer – mit diesem umfassenden Ratgeber wird jeder Mountainbiker besser, schneller und sicherer im unbefestigten Gelände unterwegs sein.

Crack Climbing – Mastering the skills & techniques

Crack Climbing – Mastering the skills & techniques [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1911342770
Author: Pete Whittaker
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
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Crack Climbing – Mastering the skills & techniques by Pete Whittaker Book Resume:

The ability to climb cracks is at the core of a climber’s craft. Crack Climbing by Pete Whittaker provides a single point of reference for all crack climbing techniques, regardless of the grade you climb. Pete is widely regarded as one of the best crack climbers in the world, having made dozens of cutting-edge first ascents and hard repeats, including the first ascent of Century Crack (5.14b) in Canyonlands, Utah. In this book, Pete has drawn on years of experience to demonstrate the many different techniques and to give you an understanding of when, why and how to use them. Develop these skills with confidence and your climbing standard will improve. The book is split into easily accessible sections on techniques for different widths of cracks, including finger cracks, hand and fist cracks, offwidth cracks and chimneys. Pete looks at the basics, including the hand jam – the essential technique in any crack climber’s repertoire – right through to advanced techniques such as the sidewinder and the trout tickler. Step-by-step practical information and how-tos are supplemented with tips and tricks from Pete alongside illustrations by Alex Poyzer and photographs. Additional chapters cover how to tape up, as well as essential gear and equipment. Pete has also interviewed some of the world’s top crack climbers so that you can learn from the best. Gain insights from Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold, Barbara Zangerl, Peter Croft and more. Master the craft and advance your climbing. It’s time to jam!

The Pocket Mountain Bike Trail Guide

The Pocket Mountain Bike Trail Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408164957
Author: Clive Forth
Publisher: A&C Black
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The Pocket Mountain Bike Trail Guide by Clive Forth Book Resume:

From the author of The Mountain Bike Skills Manual, this is a take-it-with-you trail guide that covers everything you need to know when you're out on your bike. The emphasis is firmly on the practical, including changing your chain, adjusting your gears, fixing breaks and mending punctures - skills that a surprising number of riders lack. There is a section on getting the best out of your bike and your ride - from cornering effectively to wheelies and bunny hops - as well as information on preparation, planning, weather, nutrition and trail etiquette. Last but not least, the book contains a easy-to-follow first-aid section. Packed with colour photos and illustrations in a step-by-step format, compact, comprehensive and clear, this is a must-have companion for all mountain bikers heading out on the trail.

Gravel Cycling

Gravel Cycling [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1937716988
Author: Nick Legan
Publisher: VeloPress
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Gravel Cycling by Nick Legan Book Resume:

Head out for adventure on the unpaved back roads of America with Nick Legan’s complete guide to gravel grinders and bikepacking! Gravel cycling is a glorious return to the purest roots of two-wheeled adventure. From farm roads and miners’ paths to the high passes of the Rockies and the Alps, gravel cycling and bikepacking will set you free to explore, enjoy, persevere, and discover. Escape the traffic and ride unpaved with Nick Legan’s GRAVEL CYCLING: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking. In this ground-breaking guide, accomplished gravel cyclist Nick Legan shares everything you need to know to enjoy gravel cycling and bikepacking. Drawing on interviews with top gravel junkies and his own hard-won knowledge from countless backcountry miles, Legan covers all the gear, bike setup, riding tips, course previews, and outfitting strategies you need to enjoy gravel cycling with confidence. He profiles 18 favorite one-day gravel races and 8 epic multi-day bikepacking adventure routes. Legan shares colorful stories of the origins of gravel cycling in North America and its rapid spread to Europe, Asia, and South America. Best of all, this full-color guide is packed with more than 350 gorgeous photographs from beautiful rides that will inspire you to seek out dirt and gravel roads near you. Legan brings his experience as a ProTour bike mechanic to this guide, offering detailed data on bike setup, gear selection, and how to build your own dream gravel bike. He shares crucial ride-saving tips and smart ways to make sure you’ll enjoy every moment. Over one-third of the roads in the U.S. are unpaved, which means you can enjoy the roads less travelled at the perfect pace to soak up new vistas and valleys, canyons and creeks—or push the pace over an epic day with fast friends. From gear to racing, route planning to camping—the wild ride of a lifetime awaits you in GRAVEL CYCLING. Gravel grinders Includes complete profiles, tips, and gear set-up for favorite gravel races and events: Almanzo, Barry-Roubaix, Crusher in the Tushar, Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnée, Dirty Kanza, Dirty Reiver, Grasshopper, Gravel Fondo, Gravel Roc, Gravel Worlds, Great Otway, Grinduro, La Gravel66, La Résistance, Land Run, Pirinexus 360, Rebecca’s Private Idaho, Trans Iowa. Bikepacking Offers route guides to favorite multi-day bikepacking routes: The Arizona Trail, The Colorado Trail, Denali Highway, Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Towpath, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Katy Trail, Oregon Outback, and Trans North California.