In this fun, friendly primer, Dave King, acknowledged as a mountain biking qguruq by Sports Illustrated, opens the sport to everyone--young or old, athletic or not. Along the way, you'll discover how to keep fit, enjoy the great outdoors, and even change your outlook on life's everyday challenges. With an approach the New York Times dubbed qZen and the art of mountain biking, q King has helped thousands of riders discover the sport, as founder and former director of the Mount Snow Mountain Bike Center in Vermont. Now King shares the total experience of mountain biking, with a special focus on the emotional and spiritual rewards the sport can offer--both on and off the trail. After all, says King, qmountain biking is not a series of obstacles, but a succession of opportunities. Attitude, not ability, sets your limits.q Comprehensive in scope, The Mountain Bike Experience covers: Conquering fear and embracing challengesSkills and techniques for all levels and all types of terrainBasic bike maintenance, including qDave's 10-Step Program to Keep Your Bike in Top Running ConditionqTrail selection and navigationSafety, repairs, training and conditioningBuying your first mountain bike and the gear to go with itExploring and protecting the natural environment In addition, a handy appendix lists a variety of sources--including nonprofit organizations, bike tour companies, publications, and online resources--to aid in the further pursuit of mountain biking. Hit the trail with Dave King and discover the thrilling world of off-road riding.As bike chain stores get bigger, theya#39;re crowding out the smaller ones. Not every bike shop fits my Norman Rockwell characterization, but most are interested in their customers and are willing to answer questions and offer all-around help.
|Title||:||The Mountain Bike Experience|
|Author||:||Dave King, Michael Kaminer|
|Publisher||:||Macmillan - 1996-04-15|