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Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edition Kindle Edition
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The Problem of Learning to Go Fast
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.
A New Way to Learn
Using many friends as guinea pigs, the curriculum and drills began to take shape. My basic teaching philosophy was simple. Rather than ask a rider to try something at, say, 20 mph faster than he ever has tried such an exercise before (which happens at some track schools), I would ask the student to try going faster in small, 2-mph increments. This prevented him from getting too scared.
How it Works
In order to master something, you must first identify what it is. Often this is accomplished by starting with what it is not. One by one, you discount the possibilities until you end up with an idea of what you’re facing. At this point, you can decide where you want to go, and you can focus your attention toward it. This is not unlike eliminating each of the voices in a crowded room until you’re able to carry on a conversation with just one person.
Applying Total Control to Your Riding
Getting coaching from our professional instructors is the most effective way to put Total Control techniques into practice. Use this book as the gateway to taking your riding to another level.
About the Author
Lee Parks has been racing for over 16 years, and he won the 2001 G.M.D. Computrack National Endurance Series Championship in the Lightweight class. He also finished 2nd in the 1994 AMA 125GP national championship in its exhibition year. He spent five years as the editor and chief test rider of Motorcycle Consumer News where he road tested every new street motorcycle available in the U.S. and became one of the top performance-testing journalists in the world. He is based in Victorville, CA.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00R31222S
- Publisher : Motorbooks; 2nd edition (December 15, 2014)
- Publication date : December 15, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 39753 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Print length : 409 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #55,207 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I'm a street rider. My bike is a massive Triumph Rocket III Touring (2300 ccs) that makes a HD look small when they're parked side-by-side. (I've been thinking of getting an HD to keep in my saddle bag as a spare. They're nice little bikes! :-) Just kidding, of course but it does make HD's look tiny. I mention that because anyone considering this book should understand that it's primarly written for sportsbike riders and racers. I can't even count how many pictures there are of riders in full lean with their knee dragging on the ground. But, even so, the book has lots of good information for street riders so don't let the emphasis on high-performance sports bikes and professisonal racing discourage you from buying this excellent book. In fact, I may just give away all my other books except the two mentioned in this review. Some of them are downright silly like the one recommending that you practice at least an hour a day in a large parking lot with dozens of cones set up and stripping your bike down of tail lights, headlights, panniers, turn signals, etc. beefore you practice. Can you imagine removing all that stuff every single day and then reinstalling it? I'm not going to mention the name of that book but it's a popular one.
If you are a new rider or returning to riding and don't have any books, just get the two mentioned in this review but don't bother with More Proficient Motorcycling. It's redundant and it's as if the author just wanted to squeeze out some more cash after the success of his first book.