Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing, to dual-sport day trips, to trail riding, to adventure tours. No matter the specific pursuit, all dirt riding (and much street riding) shares the same basic skill set.
Lee Parks is the author of the best-selling riding skills book Total Control. Based on his internationally renowned Total Control Advanced Riding Clinics, Total Control is considered by many to be the riding skills bible. Parks formerly edited Motorcycle Consumer News, Motorcycle Product News, and Motorcyclist magazines. He is also the owner of Lee Parks Design, a motorcycle glove and apparel manufacturer in Apple Valley, CA.
Editor’s NoteForewordPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1 New Rider AdviceChapter 2 Beginners’ First StepsChapter 3 Foundation BuildingChapter 4 Body PositioningChapter 5 BrakingChapter 6 TurningChapter 7 Throttle ControlChapter 8 HillclimbsChapter 9 DownhillsChapter 10 Hillside Turns and SidehillsChapter 11 Steering While Standing UpChapter 12 WheeliesChapter 13 WhoopsChapter 14 JumpingChapter 15 Brakeslides and PowerslidesChapter 16 Terrain and ConditionsChapter 17 Riding Etiquette and ResponsibilitiesChapter 18 Bike PreparationChapter 19 From Dirt to StreetChapter 20 MotocrossChapter 21 TrialsGlossary of TermsIndexAbout the AuthorAbout MotoVenturesAcknowledgments