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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good Books on racing, track riding??

Now that track season is coming to an end, I figured I'd use the winter to do some studying. I wanted to get a some books on racing and bike setups. The main things that interest me are technique, body positioning ect.. I also also want to learn more about bike setups for the track, especially suspension since I know little about it. If any of you know of any good books that have helped you, post up. Thanks.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 05:27 PM
 
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Keith Code - A Twist of the Wrist (good)
A Twist of the Wrist 2 (better)

Lee Parks - Total Control (best)

All 3 available at Barnes & Nobles
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The below books are all good picks. For suspension knowledge, check out Suspension for Mortals, by Max McAllister of Traxxion Dynamics. Both in book and DVD form, pick your pleasure.

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Keith Code - A Twist of the Wrist (good)
A Twist of the Wrist 2 (better)

Lee Parks - Total Control (best)

All 3 available at Barnes & Nobles
agree completely.

some of codes stuff is on dvd/video as well.

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Barry is right, but also see Nick Ienatsch's Sport Riding Techniques (take his trailbraking with a grain of salt), and Kenny Robert's Techniques of Motorcycle Road Racing. Parks is good, I read him last and was shocked to learn that he was RIGHT when he said that your outside arm should be putting no pressure on the bars in a turn after you turn in. Really works and this may be a big key to staying relaxed after you turn in. I need to practice that. Also, Kent Larson's Track Day book is good. If you can't get Larson's book through Amazon or Barnes and Noble, put a post on the NESBA BB and someone will help.

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Just email Larson... you can get it directly from him, good book, with lots of people you'll know in it.

I second Code's books and/or DVDs. I just for Suspension for Mortals... great info if you are loaded with caffeine.

Ed, thanks, haven't heard of those books before... have to check them out.

Anyone know if Freddie Spencer has written any books?

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Got Twist of the Wrist for a gift. Besides howl that sentence sounds the book was very informative.
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You could also pick up a copy of Highside. It is fiction and the story is somewhat exaggerated compared to real life, but it actually gives an interesting look into the life of a newbie racer.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2005, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sweet!! Thanks guys. Now I'll have something to do over the long winter months when all I think about is riding.
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Anyone know if Freddie Spencer has written any books?
Not that I've heard of. He does have probally one of the best racing schools in America though. Ridiculously expensive, but worth it from what I hear. http://www.fastfreddie.com/

EDIT: lol, just realized theres a thread about the school, best of luck heading out there!

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Thanks, heading out there a month from today.

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Thanks, heading out there a month from today.

Heading out to RoadAtlanta... this FRIDAY!!
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