Best-selling book to be updated
Champaign, IL–Brian Lopes’ Mastering Mountain Bike Skills (Human Kinetics, 2005) gets a makeover this spring as the legendary athlete and his coauthor Lee McCormack release a second edition of the popular instructional guide in May. The new edition maintains the core objective of the first edition–improving mountain biking techniques–and expands on the content with information on pumping and braking techniques to increase speed in the turns, information on the newest bikes and equipment, and tips for completing advanced jumps and tricks.
The updated edition also features advice from Lopes on practice time, including four tips for perfecting mountain biking skills for beginning riders:
“Ask yourself how you want to ride your bike, and then consciously practice the skills that will get you there,” Lopes concludes. For more information on the second edition of Mastering Mountain Bike Skills or any other outdoor sport resources, visit www.HumanKinetics.com or call 800-747-4457.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Second Edition
by Brian Lopes and Lee McCormack
Available in May · Paperback · Approx. 248 pp
ISBN 978-0-7360-8371-3 · $23.95
Ebook ISBN 978-0-7360-9017-9 · $21.95
“Mastering Mountain Bike Skills by Brian Lopes is an essential read for any mountain biker. The expertise, advice, and insight he shares in this book are guaranteed to take your riding to the next level.”
Professional Downhill Mountain Biker
Santa Cruz Syndicate
“I love to mountain bike after a long season of races like the Tour de France and the Tour of California. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills has helped me to ride more safely and have more fun on the dirt, which improved my skills on and off road.”
Astana Pro Cyclist
“Brian has amazing fitness and superb skills. I always step it up a notch when I ride with him, and I know that anyone who reads Mastering Mountain Bike Skills will see improvement too!”
Cross Country Bronze Medalist
UCI World Championships 2009
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
The name Brian Lopes is synonymous with American mountain bike racing. Since his professional debut in 1993, Brian has been a constant presence on race podiums worldwide. Brian is recognized as the winningest American pro mountain biker: He holds the most World Cup titles (25) of any male racer to date and has four World Championship titles and nine National Championship titles in both downhill and dual slalom.
In 2008 his winning ways were recognized when Brian was inducted into both the Mountain Bike and BMX Halls of Fame.
Having raced BMX for most of his childhood, Brian learned how to ride a bike at the age of 4, turning pro at the age of 17 and competing in the BMX circuit for 7 years before channeling all his efforts to mountain biking. He has appeared on EuroSport, Universal Sports, CBS Sports, and Outdoor Life Network and has graced the covers of every major national and international mountain biking magazine: Mountain Bike Action, MBUK, Dirt, Bicycling, VeloNews, and Mountain Biking. Brian also has received coverage in such mainstream media as Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, and USA Today.
Brian currently has various signature mountain bike products: TLD knee guards, Bell helmet, Kenda tires, WTB bike seat, and a signature Sportsmobile design. Other career highlights include being nominated as the ESPY Extreme Athlete of the Year and starring as himself in Playstation’s video game Downhill Domination.
Lee McCormack is the world’s leading technique instructor and uses his own sequential teaching curriculum to coach riders of all types and levels–from homemakers to pro downhillers–to ride better, safer, and faster. He is a journalist who has written for Bike, Mountain Bike Action, Twentysix, Flow, and Mountain Biking. He also publishes www.leelikesbikes.com, a mountain biking Web site visited by thousands of readers worldwide.
McCormack has won numerous writing and informational graphics awards at the state and regional levels and was part of the team that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for public service. Lee has been a bike nut for over 20 years and enjoys all riding disciplines, including single-track, road, dirt jumps, pump tracks.
Chapter 1: Choose Your Weapon
Chapter 2: Become One With Your Bike
Chapter 3: Make Great Power
Chapter 4: Brake Better to Go Faster
Chapter 5: Carve Any Corner
Chapter 6: Wheelie and Hop Over Anything
Chapter 7: Pump Terrain for Free Speed
Chapter 8: Drop Like a Feather
Chapter 9: Jump With the Greatest of Ease
Chapter 10: Flow on Any Trail
Chapter 11: Handle Crazy Conditions
Chapter 12: Avoid Injuries
Chapter 13: Race Like a Champ
source: Human Kinetics News