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Old 04-24-05, 08:19 AM
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Hi, at 52 I'm going to start using my nice Cannondale mountain bike that I bought three years ago and have barely used. Can someone direct me to some educational material about riding technique please. Hopefully something on the web, but I'd consider buying a book or video if people agreed on something great.

I'd like to learn how to approach different types of terrain, single track, logs etc. Not for racing or extreme riding, but to go out in the woods and on trails and have fun.

I'm an experienced downhill skier who is very good at learning technical skills having to do with fore/aft balance, lateral motion, etc.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 04-24-05, 08:57 AM
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Hey, sorry I don't really know of any online places to read up. But I did notice at borders in the sports section there were a number of books written on the techniques of Mountain Biking. Some newer than others but for the most part they all seemed good. You might just wanna try riding because most is learned from the experience of riding. I'm not gonna pretend I'm and expert but I haven't read any books about techniques yet and I can still ride trails.
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Old 04-24-05, 09:53 AM
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This maybe a little too much but:

https://www.pinkbike.com/modules/shop...&productid=179
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Old 04-24-05, 01:53 PM
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Check out Ned Overend's book "Mountain Bike like a Champion". There's a video too, but I haven't seen it.
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https://www.discovermountainbiking.com/
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Old 04-24-05, 02:56 PM
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Thanks great stuff. The DiscoverMountainBiking site is awesome and I had just finished perusing Amazon and ordered the Mountain Bike Like a Champion book.

Also ordered Zinn and the art of Mountain Bike Maintenance.

thanks too for the pinkbike thing, but maybe a bit too advanced for me now.
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