Making the Time

An Expert Guide to Cross Country Riding

Author: Stuart Tinney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470693169

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 1614

A crucial element of eventing is that horse and rider complete the cross-country course within a set time ('the optimum time'). If the competitor takes longer, significant penalty points are awarded against him or her. Many eventers try to achieve the optimum time by taking unnecessary risks, which, as Stuart Tinney explains, can be avoided if the correct training is carried out. Stuart Tinney, an Olympic gold medallist, completed the Sydney Olympic course easily within the optimum time, not through uncontrollable speed but through accurate and controlled riding. This skill and the associated training and horse management are explained and demonstrated in the book, including: · Equipment for the horse and rider · Walking the course · Riding cross country safely and efficiently · Training for cross country in the arena · Horse fitness and management · Horse types This book will therefore be of interest to all eventers from introductory to advanced level. Photograph of Stuart Tinney riding Calvin at Berrima by Max Wilson: agenda photography

Mountain Bike Magazine's Complete Guide To Mountain Biking Skills

Expert Tips On Conquering Curves, Corners, Dips, Descents, Hills, Water Hazards, And Other All-Terrain Challenges

Author: Mountain Bike Magazine Editors,Bicycling Magazine Editors

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 0875963005

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 197

View: 9962

Describes equipment and techniques for beginners and experts

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cycling

Author: Vic Armijo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0786549300

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 5440

Learn how to make the wheels turn in this informative guide that provides solid instruction on choosing the best bicycle and the differences between road, touring, racing, and cross bikes.

The Rough Guide to Finland

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1848366965

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 3461

The Rough Guide to Finland is the essential companion to this fascinating Scandinavian country with clear maps and coverage of all the best attractions. Packed with stunning photography and illustrations, explore the must-see highlights from the best summer and winter activities - including skiing, snowmobiling and reindeer and husky driving - to the remote villages that come to life in the summertime, with beaches, lake cruises and island hopping. Find detailed accounts of all Finland's major tourist attractions, including the cultural capitals of Helsinki, Turku and Tampere and the laconic seaside towns along Finland's southern and western coast, as well as sections on Finnish design and The great outdoors. You'll find informed, practical advice on what to see and do whilst relying on countless recommendations for Finland's best restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and hotels for every budget and style. With authoritative background on Finland's intricate history and expert tips on how to get around the beautiful national parks, this is your must-have guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Finland.

The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling

Build the Strength, Skills, and Confidence to Ride as Far as You Want

Author: Edmund R. Burke,Ed Pavelka

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781579541996

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9905

Ride Strong, Ride Long ... Whether Your Goal Is 30 Miles or 3,000 From Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D., and Ed Pavelka - two of the country's top cycling experts - comes the most comprehensive guide ever to achieving the strength, skills, and strategies you need for long-distance riding. Whether you're training for day rides, centuries, or cross-country trips, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling helps you choose the right equipment, train step-by-step, and map out your riding strategy so that you can go the distance. Discover how to: * Make the most of every hour on your bike * Build your mileage base efficiently * Customize your training to suit your personality and physical capabilities * Build extra training time into your hectic schedule * Avoid injuries and the dangers of overtraining * Achieve the mental edge you need to ride farther and faster * Train for both road and off-road touring * Choose cycling gear that goes and goes * Eat for the long haul-- nutrition before, during, and after your rides To help you achieve your riding goals, The Complete Book of Long-Distance Cycling gives you complete, step-by-step training programs for riding a half-century, century, double century, and beyond. You'll also find strategies and techniques for special situations, such as riding in bed weather and riding at night. Published by the world's leading authority on bicycling, this informative guide is a must-have for all cycling enthusiasts.

Mountain Biking

The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Ride

Author: Bill Strickland

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070387034

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 9008

Hit the trail with the assurance and daring of a professional biker, get the adrenaline rush of flying under your own power. This book is packed with all the nuts and bolts information on this sport. The author takes the reader along adventures and trails to mountain biking know-how.

Gordon's Guide to Adventure Vacations

The Definitive Guide to Adventure Vacations

Author: Timothy E. Gordon,Ana Bela Oliveira

Publisher: Tagmar Incorporated

ISBN: 9780965672276

Category: Travel

Page: 495

View: 6054

This book is for those in search of fun! Cowboy up ... at an authentic dude ranch; Horse pack with your spouse in Montana's rugged Bitterroot Wilderness; Bicycle through the beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley, Italy, or France; Drive a covered wagon pulled by a team of horses through the Teton wilderness of Wyoming; Plunge down the majestic Grand Canyon's Lava Falls ... the world's biggest whitewater; Feel the exhilaration, kayaking among Orcas on Alaska's Inside Passage or paddling the myriad of islands in the crystal clear waters of the Belize. Features 700 recreation providers.

Skiing USA.

Author: Fodor's

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ski resorts

Page: 400

View: 8704

Skiing USA Skiing USA The 30 Best U.S. Ski Resorts "Evocative writing and all-terrain/all-price thoroughness." -- New York Daily News In this completely updated all-in-one guide, ski expert Clive Hobson offers everything both novice and veteran skiers need for a perfect vacation at the country's 30 foremost ski resorts, including Squaw Valley, Vail, Sugarloaf, and Killington. Candid descriptions of every resort -- information that's critical for readers who want to pick something for their tastes, lifestyles, budget, and level of expertise. Information on trails, elevations, facilities, and the latest lift-ticket and rental equipment prices. The most challenging runs at all levels from novice to double-black-diamond, plus how-to-ski-the-mountain strategies. The top lodges, hotels, condos, B&Bs, and inns at each resort. The best restaurants on and off the mountain. Apres ski action -- from the family-friendly to the dance-all-night.

Explore! Theodore Roosevelt National Park

A Guide to Exploring the Roads, Trails, River, and Canyons

Author: Levi Novey

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780762740871

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 9431

In addition to providing general logistical information for park visitors, this guide includes interpretive information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park and its features, suggested hikes, stories and legends about the life of Theodore Roosevelt, contemporary and historic photographs, a color foldout map, and information about additional cultural and recreational opportunities in close proximity to the park.

Denn Pferde lügen nicht

Neue Wege zu einer vertrauten Mensch-Pferd-Beziehung

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440138690

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 9794

Der so oft propagierten „Dominanz“ gegenüber dem Pferd setzt Mark Rashid das Prinzip des „sanften Führers“ entgegen. Ihm schließen sich die Pferde freiwillig an, weil sie seinen Fähigkeiten vertrauen und sich in seiner Gegenwart wohl fühlen. Wie man diese erstrebenswerte Position einnehmen kann, zeigt Mark Rashid anhand vieler konkreter Fallbeispiele.