A Twist of the Wrist II

The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 098520012X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

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Motorcycles weren't designed by opinions or good advice and riding them is the same. Keith Code's A Twist of the Wrist II describes with precision the essential riding techniques that all riders need to understand. Code lays out the seven knee jerk 'Survival Reactions' which every rider has experienced and clearly describes how they are, in every case, contrary to good technique. It is the first book to describe these and goes on to define, in step-by-step detail, the proper technical skills necessary to overcome them. Having good technical riding skills allows riders to conquer their fears and overcome their barriers to cornering. The book contains twenty-six chapters of exact procedures which address: Rider input, Steering, Precision Visual Skills, Braking, Body Position, Throttle Control, Lines, the different types of Traction and much more. A Twist of the Wrist II is based on Code's vast experience: acknowledged worldwide, Keith has trained and coached more riders and more champions than anyone else in the history of the sport. His California Superbike Schools have run in seventeen countries at one hundred and eleven tracks and are the number one school in all of them. A world wide best-seller since its publication and translated into seven languages, this go-to book for all motorcyclists from weekend riders to racers is now available in eBook format for your convenience.

A Twist of the Wrist

The Motorcycle Road Racers Handbook

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0985200103

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

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Here's everything you need to successfully improve your riding whether you are a novice or veteran, cruiser to sportbike rider. This book contains the very foundation skills for any rider looking for more confidence when cornering a motorcycle. Notes and comments by Eddie Lawson. Foreword by Wayne Rainey. A world-wide best seller since it first year of publication, A Twist of the Wrist has been read and re-read by street riders, novice racers and national and world champions. Translated into more than a dozen languages the demand for translation continues. Today, riders around the globe are riding faster, safer and with more confidence thanks to the step-by-step theory contained in this book.

Twist of the Wrist - Interactive Vol. 1

The Motorcycle Roadracer's Handbook

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: Code Break Books

ISBN: 9780965045056

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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Contains the text, drawings, diagrams, illustrations and photographs from Keith Code's book A twist of the wrist, plus 97 video clips and 75 new audio comments by Keith.

Total Control

High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edition

Author: Lee Parks,Erik Buell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760343446

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.

Sport Riding Techniques

How to Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track

Author: Nick Ienatsch

Publisher: David Bull Publishing

ISBN: 9781893618077

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

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Performance Riding Techniques

The MotoGP Manual of Track Riding Skills

Author: Andy Ibbott,Keith Code

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844256976

Category: Transportation

Page: 183

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The second edition of this official Moto GP guide, aimed at racing and track day enthusiasts at all levels, has been expanded to include extra information and many new photos and quotes from today's Moto GP stars.

Proficient Motorcycling

The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484672

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”

Riding in the Zone

Advanced Techniques for Skillful Motorcycling

Author: Ken Condon

Publisher: Whitehorse Press

ISBN: 9781884313769

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Riding motorcycles is fun but Ken Condon maintains there is a state of being beyond the simple pleasure of rolling down the road, this book was written to help other riders find that state of being. It's the experience of being physically and mentally present in the moment, where every sense is sharply attuned to the ride. Your mind becomes silent to the chatter of daily life and everyday problems seem to dissolve, you feel a deeper appreciation for life. Your body responds to this state of being with precise, fluid movements, you feel in balance, your muscles are relaxed, and it seems as though every input you make is an expression of mastery. This is "the Zone." Condon has identified all the factors that affect entering the Zone and addresses each one individually, from the development of awareness and mental skills to mastering physical control of the motorcycle. At the end of each chapter are drills designed to transform the book's ideas into solid riding skills. A companion DVD is included to demonstrate each concept and technique.

Smooth Riding the Pridmore Way

Author: Reg Pridmore

Publisher: Whitehorse Press

ISBN: 9781884313462

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Former AMA racing champion Reg Pridmore, known worldwide for his popular CLASS Motorcycle Schools, brings his decades of experience on the track, street and classroom, to the readers of this new riding skills book. After reviewing the basics, Pridmore shows advance students how to focus on control in cornering, braking, and acceleration. A long-time proponent of the value of body-steering, Pridmore's insightful text explains how this controversial technique helped him win championships and how it can help everyday riders and budding racers become smoother, better riders. Sections on street strategies and riding gear make this a comprehensivehow-to riding skills book for anyone looking to improve their skills.

Twist of the Wrist -4 Volume Audio CD

Author: Keith Code

Publisher: California Superbike School

ISBN: 9780965045049

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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Original instructional manuscript read by author Keith Code. For nearly two decades A Twist of the Wrist has been the high performance rider's bible of cornering. Enthusiasts worldwide have used Keith Code's unique perspective on the cornering art to improve their own skills and enjoyment. "A Twist of the Wrist is the classic guide to rider improvement . . . down to earth questions, answers and examples of high performance riding . . . Both advanced and beginning . . . Highly recommended for libraries with a motorcyclist clientele," Library Journal.4-Volume Audio CD set, 5-1/4 x 7-1/2'

Motorcycling For Dummies

Author: Bill Kresnak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068427

Category: Transportation

Page: 364

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Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, butto get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know.From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to findinggreat places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you onthe road with savvy and style, whether you’re male or female,new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared upand ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting theright bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routingmaintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop saferiding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with thebiker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advancedriding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, andeven helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover howto: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to bootsand pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, andmore Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations,people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives awhole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129511

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

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"Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a seminal novel of the 1960s. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants--a counterculture classic that inspired the 1975 film adaptation, widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made"--

Cornering Confidence

The Formula for 100% Control in Curves

Author: Jon DelVecchio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692087329

Category:

Page: 78

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Cornering Confidence provides motorcycle riders with a simple progression of skills to elevate their riding within a short period of time. The ultimate goal of the book is mastering the often misunderstood trail braking technique. These advanced skills can take years to discover separately, but have been condensed here into a nice little package. Learn the secrets to 100% cornering confidence.

The Deeper Meaning of Liff

A Dictionary of Things There Aren't Any Words for Yet--But There Ought to Be

Author: Douglas Adams,John Lloyd

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307238740

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn’t know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there aren’t—or rather there weren’t, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae(6). They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. What a waste. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liff—a whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8) 1—The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings. 2—The way people stand when examining other people’s bookshelves. 3—A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., which is impossible to open except by biting off the corners. 4—Generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e.g., flour into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, and another naughty meaning that we can’t put on the cover. 5—The marks left on your bottom and thighs after you’ve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair. 6—God knows what this means 7—For instance, some of this book was first published in Britain twenty-six years ago. 8—Look it up yourself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Owners of the Map

Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Author: Claudio Sopranzetti

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520288505

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Red Shirts protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok to demand democratic elections and an end to inequality. Key to this mobilization were motorcycle taxi drivers, who slowed down, filtered, and severed mobility in the area, claiming a prominent role in national politics and ownership over the city and challenging state hegemony. Four years later, on May 20, 2014, the same army general who directed the dispersal staged a military coup, unopposed by protesters. How could state power have been so fragile and open to challenge in 2010 and yet so seemingly sturdy only four years later? How could protesters who had once fearlessly resisted military attacks now remain silent? Owners of the Map provides answers to these questions—central to contemporary political mobilizations around the globe—through an ethnographic study of motorcycle taxi drivers in Bangkok. Claudio Sopranzetti explores the unresolved tensions in the drivers’ everyday lives, their migration trajectories, consumer desires, and political demands amidst the restructuring of Thai capitalism after the 1997 economic crisis. Reconstructing the entanglements between their everyday mobility and political mobilization, Sopranzetti reveals mobility not just as a strength of contemporary capitalism but also as one of its fragile spots, always prone to disruption by the people who sustain its channels but remain excluded from their benefits. In so doing, Owners of the Map advances an analysis of power that focuses not on the sturdiness of hegemony or the ubiquity of everyday resistance but on its potential fragility as well as the work needed for its maintenance.

Blink

The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316005043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible

Author: Paul Thede,Lee Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610591666

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This book, by America’s premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. Based on Paul Thede’s wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars, this step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make their bike, or their kid’s, handle like a pro’s. Thede gives a clear account of the three forces of suspension that you must understand to make accurate assessments of your suspension’s condition. He outlines testing procedures that will help you gauge how well you’re improving your suspension, along with your riding. And, if you’re inclined to perfect your bike’s handling, he even explains the black art of chassis geometry. Finally, step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly help you rebuild your forks and shocks for optimum performance. The book even provides detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street, and supermoto--promising a solution to virtually any handling problem.

More Proficient Motorcycling

Mastering the Ride

Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484680

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Written as a stand-alone or follow-up to David L. Hough’s wildly successful duo, "Proficient Motorcycling" and "Street Strategies," this book contains invaluable lessons for avoiding nasty accidents. Presenting new tips and topics geared toward protecting riders from road dangers with a special focus on mental and physical preparedness. Diagrams, examples, plain talk, and Hough’s practical attitude make this one of the most accessible guides available.