A Twist of the Wrist

The Motorcycle Road Racers Handbook

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0985200103

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 2131

Here's everything you need to successfully improve your riding whether you are a novice or veteran, cruiser to sportbike rider. This book contains the very foundation skills for any rider looking for more confidence when cornering a motorcycle. Notes and comments by Eddie Lawson. Foreword by Wayne Rainey. A world-wide best seller since it first year of publication, A Twist of the Wrist has been read and re-read by street riders, novice racers and national and world champions. Translated into more than a dozen languages the demand for translation continues. Today, riders around the globe are riding faster, safer and with more confidence thanks to the step-by-step theory contained in this book.

Twist of the Wrist - Interactive Vol. 1

The Motorcycle Roadracer's Handbook

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: Code Break Books

ISBN: 9780965045056

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 5844

Contains the text, drawings, diagrams, illustrations and photographs from Keith Code's book A twist of the wrist, plus 97 video clips and 75 new audio comments by Keith.

Total Control

High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edition

Author: Lee Parks,Erik Buell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343446

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 5806

A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.

Twist of the Wrist -4 Volume Audio CD

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: California Superbike School

ISBN: 9780965045049

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 381

Original instructional manuscript read by author Keith Code. For nearly two decades A Twist of the Wrist has been the high performance rider's bible of cornering. Enthusiasts worldwide have used Keith Code's unique perspective on the cornering art to improve their own skills and enjoyment. "A Twist of the Wrist is the classic guide to rider improvement . . . down to earth questions, answers and examples of high performance riding . . . Both advanced and beginning . . . Highly recommended for libraries with a motorcyclist clientele," Library Journal.4-Volume Audio CD set, 5-1/4 x 7-1/2'

A Twist of the Wrist II

The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 098520012X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 2469

Motorcycles weren't designed by opinions or good advice and riding them is the same. Keith Code's A Twist of the Wrist II describes with precision the essential riding techniques that all riders need to understand. Code lays out the seven knee jerk 'Survival Reactions' which every rider has experienced and clearly describes how they are, in every case, contrary to good technique. It is the first book to describe these and goes on to define, in step-by-step detail, the proper technical skills necessary to overcome them. Having good technical riding skills allows riders to conquer their fears and overcome their barriers to cornering. The book contains twenty-six chapters of exact procedures which address: Rider input, Steering, Precision Visual Skills, Braking, Body Position, Throttle Control, Lines, the different types of Traction and much more. A Twist of the Wrist II is based on Code's vast experience: acknowledged worldwide, Keith has trained and coached more riders and more champions than anyone else in the history of the sport. His California Superbike Schools have run in seventeen countries at one hundred and eleven tracks and are the number one school in all of them. A world wide best-seller since its publication and translated into seven languages, this go-to book for all motorcyclists from weekend riders to racers is now available in eBook format for your convenience.

Sport Riding Techniques

How to Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track

Author: Nick Ienatsch

Publisher: David Bull Publishing

ISBN: 9781893618077

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 2054

Proficient Motorcycling

The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484672

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 2975

From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”

Performance Riding Techniques

The MotoGP Manual of Track Riding Skills

Author: Andy Ibbott,Keith Code

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844256976

Category: Transportation

Page: 183

View: 9894

The second edition of this official Moto GP guide, aimed at racing and track day enthusiasts at all levels, has been expanded to include extra information and many new photos and quotes from today's Moto GP stars.

Motorcycling For Dummies

Author: Bill Kresnak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068427

Category: Transportation

Page: 342

View: 8730

Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you’re male or female, new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routing maintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and more Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations, people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”

Cornering Confidence

The Formula for 100% Control in Curves

Author: Jon DelVecchio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692087329

Category:

Page: 78

View: 2378

Cornering Confidence provides motorcycle riders with a simple progression of skills to elevate their riding within a short period of time. The ultimate goal of the book is mastering the often misunderstood trail braking technique. These advanced skills can take years to discover separately, but have been condensed here into a nice little package. Learn the secrets to 100% cornering confidence.

Motorcycling the Right Way

Do This, Not That: Lessons From Behind the Handlebars

Author: Ken Condon

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620081881

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 2754

Expert motorcyclist and author Ken Condon knows there is a right way to hit the road and track when you’re behind the handlebars. In this new book Motorcycling the Right Way, Condon lays out a basic riding course for motorcyclists who are smart enough to acknowledge that “you don’t know what you don’t know.” In setting forth the keys to riding safely and well, Condon’s method capitalizes on reducing risks and potential crashes and increasing the rider’s ever-improving skills and situational awareness. Filled with readable, useful advice and anecdotes from the road, Motorcycling the Right Way will be welcomed by beginners and returning riders, as well as experienced riders who are interested in learning more on the journey. -Adding new tools to the rider’s bag: multitasking, sensory intelligence, self and situational awareness, risk smarts, visibility, and attitude adjustment -Improving the rider’s ability to perceive danger, size up risks, and mentally prepare for the road -Expert advice on handling the bike, cornering, traction, braking, and turning -A sobering look at crashing and handling the aftermath of an accident -Special sections on dirt riding, group rides, highway riding, nighttime riding, passengers -The right way to avoid hazards and deal with perilous obstacles and road conditions

Bike Fit

Optimise Your Bike Position for High Performance and Injury Avoidance

Author: Phil Burt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408190303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2103

The essential practical guide to setting up your bike to maximise performance and avoid injury, written by renowned Lead Physiotherapist at British Cycling, and Consultant to Team Sky, Phil Burt. Foreword by Sir Chris Hoy and introduction by Chris Boardman.

Mind of the Demon

A Memoir of Motocross, Madness, and the Metal Mulisha

Author: Larry Linkogle

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762448903

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6879

Larry Linkogle was a child-prodigy motocross racer who turned pro at age 15. A daredevil and rebel from the start, he quit the sport in spectacular fashion during a major national event and went home to create a new extreme sport—Freestyle Motocross (FMX)—marked by high-flying stunts and death-defying action. From there, the ride just got wilder. On a lark, he and a friend created The Metal Mulisha—now a top brand in FMX—and he was on a fast track to the good life. But after a near-fatal accident, “Link”made a series of decisions that almost finished him off for good—getting involved in prescription drugs, drug and gun running, underground fistfighting, and other behavior that compromised his health, his relationships, and his career. After hitting rock bottom and experiencing a moment of clarity, Link began to turn things around, salvaging and strengthening the things that mattered most. Now an icon to millions of extreme sports fans, Link is well on the road to a happy ending.

Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students

Author: T.H.G. Megson

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0081009984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 910

View: 8766

Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, Sixth Edition, is the leading self-contained aircraft structures course text. It covers all fundamental subjects, including elasticity, structural analysis, airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Now in its sixth edition, the author has expanded the book’s coverage of analysis and design of composite materials for use in aircraft, and has added new, real-world and design-based examples, along with new end-of-chapter problems of varying complexity. Expanded coverage of composite materials and structures New practical and design-based examples and problems throughout the text aid understanding and relate concepts to real world applications Updated and additional Matlab examples and exercises support use of computational tools in analysis and design Available online teaching and learning tools include downloadable Matlab code, solutions manual, and image bank of figures from the book

Adaptive Sports Medicine

A Clinical Guide

Author: Arthur Jason De Luigi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319565680

Category: Medical

Page: 402

View: 8790

This first-of-its-kind text provides a comprehensive presentation and review of the unique aspects of adaptive sports medicine and adaptive athletes, who are increasingly active and prominent, not only individually and in local leagues and organizations but also in larger settings like the Paralympics. Divided into thematic sections, part one covers the history and natural course of the care, policies and laws that have been developed over the years for persons with disabilities, as well as the biomechanics and technology of wheelchair sports and adaptive sports prostheses. The medical considerations of the adaptive athlete comprise part two, including injury epidemiology, emergent care, and surgical and rehabilitative considerations. Part three, by far the most extensive section, discusses specific wheelchair and adaptive sports, including adaptive running, cycling, water sports and throwing sports, wheelchair basketball, softball and rugby, as well as adaptive combative and extreme sports. Selected topics, including event planning, advocacy and controversies such as doping, are covered in part four. A comprehensive yet practical text, Adaptive Sports Medicine is a go-to resource and will be an invaluable reference for any sports medicine or primary medicine practitioner working with this unique population.

MotoGP Technology

2nd Edition

Author: Neil Spalding

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844258345

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 8155

Aimed at the enthusiast who would like to gain a greater understanding of technical and design issues facing MotoGP constructors, this fascinating book provides detailed analysis of the cutting-edge technology used in the sport’s premier class today. Each area of a racing motorcycle’s design is explained and separate chapters for each manufacturer trace the development of each machine over the years through to the detailed specification of the current version.

Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider's Handbook

Author: Penny Mares,Phillip Coyne,Police Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780117081888

Category: Motorcycling

Page: 304

View: 9843

Supersedes previous edition (1996, 18th impression 2011, ISBN 9780113411436). PDF will also available (ISBN 9780117082199)

Calm

Calm the Mind. Change the World

Author: Michael Acton Smith

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241284503

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 3348

This e-book is a shorter version of the paperback, with the same beautifully designed content excluding the practical exercise pages - perfect to dip in and out, and choose which bits work best for you. Join the Calm revolution. Modern life is hectic and relentless: trains delayed, endless emails filling the inbox, kids squabbling before bedtime... There has never been a more important time to rediscover your pause button. Calm is the book that will show you how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important calm. This book contains the simple tools, tricks and habits that will change the rest your life. It is a practical and pleasurable guide to twenty-first century mindfulness. Regular meditation is medically proven to be good for you - it increases focus and creativity, productivity and job satisfaction, mental and even physical health. But in reality most of us don't have time to sit on a cushion with our eyes closed for half an hour every day. And many people associate meditation with hard work and huge lifestyle shifts: you might be imagining Buddhist monks locked in a mountain retreat and living off gruel... This is where Calm comes in. Calm is about simple, achievable habits that work with the demands of your busy life instead of pretending those demands don't exist. Calm does not require specialist training: it uses abilities that every single one of us is born with, like creativity, spontaneity and simply noticing the world around you. Calm is not a set of rules that you need to worry about following or breaking. It is inspirational, practical and non-prescriptive. Onerous, time-consuming meditation might seem out of reach but everyone can achieve calm - including you. Calm combines extracts from fascinating neurological research with wisdom from history's great thinkers and the real-life experiences of individuals across the globe. It demystifies mindfulness and shows you the many simple ways to be mindful while carrying on with your life. It is also a beautifully crafted object, filled with artwork and artistry, that will change your perspective by showing you the pleasures of the world anew. Take a walk with nowhere to go, savour a chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle aimlessly, turn off your mobile phone for five short minutes. Smile, breathe and go slowly. Michael Acton Smith has written a game-changing book, one that will finally balance everyone's need for calm with the realities of modern life. Join the Calm revolution. Calm your mind; change your world. Calm.com @calm

Shooting Star

The Rise & Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry

Author: Abraham Aamidor

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

View: 8140

For many years, the British motorcycle industry was the largest in the world, yet by 1975 it was essentially dead. This is the first comprehensive book on the motorcycle industry to take a critical look at the business and trade practices that led to its demise. It also captures the romance, beauty and excitement of the machines and the top racers who rode them.