Joseph Zeigler con How to Fly: A basic road racing survival course (English Edition)
How to Fly is a classic! Moreover, a timeless guide to surviving your introduction to racing. Alternatively, but less importantly, it will improve your understanding of how to fly.
It was the textbook for the original Penguin Road Racing School which I started in the late seventies. A young man, who had just given me a very hard time on the track, commented after the race, "I read your book." I retired from racing the next season.
Now and again over the years, someone would ask me for a copy until there was but one copy left. I disassembled it to create the Kindle version.
As I re-read How to Fly after thirty-five years, I mused on how much remains the same. Certainly, the machines have changed, advanced, dramatically as has the protective equipment for the rider. However, physics, your body, and your mindset remain the same. The chapters on concentration, eye control, don’t follow people, crashing, and more are as germane today as they were all those years ago.
The chapter on 'Lines' is based on physics and applies to any change of direction.
Eye control is a principal taught to pilots during World War II. 'The airplane goes where you are looking,' and so does the motorcycle. It is important to look away from crashes, or you will join them.