"Adventure Riding Techniques" is the definitive guide to the specialist skills needed for off-road adventure riding, written to give readers the confidence to undertake a long-distance adventure ride, whatever the conditions. This book takes a practical approach to adventure bike basics, riding techniques, crossing different types of terrain, riding positions and survival. In typical Haynes style, using picture-led chapters and step-by-step instructions, this book covers all the key aspects of the techniques relevant to adventure riding.
Illustration: COLOUR THROUGHOUT
Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 270mm X 210mm
Adventure bike preparation: bike basics including suspension and tyre pressures, training schools, luggage, equipment and accessories. Terrain: gravel, sand, rocks, mud, water, road. Essential skills: steep ascents/descents, ruts and obstacles, getting out of trouble. Specialist techniques: riding at speed, brake slide turns, riding off camber, digging out. Long-distance riding: motivation, mental preparation, fitness, nutrition and hydration, route-planning, navigation and communication. Security and survival: personal safety, cultural differences, survival techniques, first aid.
Robert Wicks is the author of Haynes's Adventure Motorcycling and works as Commercial Director for the Powerboat P1 World Championship. Greg Baker is a veteran motorcycle enthusiast, having owned more than 35 different motorcycles to date. The pair have ridden together extensively and together have more than 100,000 miles in the saddle.