Friday, December 11, 2015

Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track

I just completed reading Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track by Nick Ienatsch.

I have to say that of all the printed training materials and books I have read to this point, I got a lot out of this book. Having years of experience writing for magazines like Motorcyclist, this author knows how to be comprehensive. This is a book where the words chosen were used for a reason.

Well written and extensive concepts are sometimes lost on beginning riders. More things are clear after you have some rudimentary basics down. A good time to focus in on this book is after a basic riders training class.

This author set priorities on what should get priority in the beginning. If a beginning rider just focuses on chapters two and three and with some quality supervision, he has an unbelievably high percentage chance to move from a beginning level riding ability to an intermediate level. These chapters cover breaking, steering and using your eyes.

Some, but not a thorough list, of the highlights this book covers are:

 ◾ Turning and Braking
 ◾ Apexes in corners
 ◾ Use of the eyes
 ◾ Counter-Steering
 ◾ Track riding
 ◾ Safety inspections
 ◾ Urban survival
 ◾ Situational awareness
 ◾ Protecting yourself on the road
 ◾ Protecting you from yourself
 ◾ Group riding protocols
 ◾ When to use your high beam
 ◾ Great photos

We all buy books, read them, store them, and then eventually ferret them off to the used store. This is one that should be read, stored and then pulled out later and revisited.


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