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Mountain bike like a champion : master the techniques of America's greatest rider
Overend, Ned.
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Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press ; [New York] : Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press, [1999]

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x, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Central Library GV1056 .O84 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Master the techniques of America's greatest rider with Mountain Bike Like a Champion .

* Glide over rocks, logs, and ledges
* Attack steep climbs and rapid descents
* Carve through curves and turns
* Train smart, then ride to win

Improve your performance with these tips, techniques, and off-road tales from mountain biking legend Ned Overend.

"At the 1990 world championships in Durango, Colorado, Thomas Frischknecht and I were locked in a dogfight.... At the start of the fourth and final lap was a pitch of rocky, loose trail that went straight up the face of a ski run.... My Swiss rival had been dismounting and running this climb while I stayed on my bike. On previous laps, I'd opened a little gap, so I knew this would be my chance. I attacked when Thomas got off again. He never caught me.... To ride that steep trail, I had to usefive climbing techniques. There's no reason why you can't make them part of your arsenal, too."

Author Notes

Ned Overend has been recognized as one of the nation's best mountain-bike triathletes. He is a consultant for Specialized, a leading bicycle manufacturer. He lives in Durango, Colorado.

Ed Pavelka is the author of 18 cycling books and former executive editor of Bicycling magazine. He resides in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

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