To give some idea of the mind-warpitude with which its readers will be grappling, I proudly present a stunted bibliography for my new book. Referenced are several how-to guides by notable practictioners of the sport, as you might expect. There are also books about motorcycle racing, horseback riding, rock climbing, tennis, skiing, martial arts and other activities which are among the many cousins of the elusive art of mountain biking. And of course there are a few works of history, natural and otherwise. Plus Gray's Anatomy and a book about Ted Bundy.


Bob Bondurant, Bob Bondurant on High Performance Driving (Saint Paul: Motorbooks International, 2003).

Lee Bridgers, "Out of the Gene Pool and Into the Food Chain," in Robert Rinehart and Synthia Sydnor, eds., To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003), pp. 179-89.

Halka Chronic, The Roadside Geology of Colorado (Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1980).

Keith Code, A Twist of the Wrist (Los Angeles: Acrobat Books, 1983).

_______________, A Twist of the Wrist, Volume II: The Basics of High Performance Motorcycle Riding (Code Break, 1997)

W. C. Dampier, A History of Science (London: Cambridge University Press, 1966).

Donn Draeger and Robert W. Smith,Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts (Kodansha International, 1980).

Simon Eassom, "Mountain Biking Madness," in Robert Rinehart and Synthia Sydnor, eds., To the Extreme: Alternative Sports, Inside and Out (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003), pp. 191-202.

W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Golf (New York: Random House, Incorporated, 2009).

_______________, The Inner Game of Tennis (New York: Random House, Incorporated, 1974).

Henry Gray, Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical (Philadelphia: The Running Press, 1974, originally published 1901).

Bernard Hinault and Claude Genzling,Road Racing: Technique and Training (Battleboro, Vermont: Vitesse Press, 1986).

John Howard, Dirt! The Philosophy, Technique and Practice of Mountain Biking (New York: The Lyons Press, 1997).

Noorallah Juma, The Pedosphere and its Dynamics (Edmonton: Salman Productions, 1999).

Jack London, "The Joys of the Surf-Rider," The Pall Mall Magazine, Vol. 42, July-December, 1908, pp. 327-31.

John Long and Craig Luebben,Advanced Rock Climbing (Guilford, Connecticut: Globe-Pequot Press, 1997).

Brian Lopes and Lee McCormack,Mastering Mountain Bike Skills (Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics, 2005).

Marlin Mackenzie, Skiing: The Mind Game (New York: Dell Publishing, 1993).

John McPhee, Basin and Range (New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981).

Franz Michael, China Through the Ages: History of a Civilization (Boulder: Westview Press, 1986).

Ned Overend with Ed Pavelka,Mountain Bike Like a Champion (Emmaus: Rodale Press, Inc., 1999).

Brian Preston, Me, Chi and Bruce Lee (Berkeley, California: Blue Snake Books, 2009).

Steven Price, Essential Riding (New York: The Lyons Press, 2000).

Ann Rule, The Stranger Beside Me (New York: Pocket Books, 2009).

Marshall Sprague, Colorado (New York: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1976).

Sally Swift, Centered Riding (North Pomfret, Vermont: Trafalgar Square Farm, 1985).

Ann Trombley, Serious Mountain Biking (Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics, 2005).

Arthur Waley, Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1982).

Charles Warring, "What Keeps the Bicycler Upright?" The Popular Science Monthly, vol. 38, November 1890 - April, 1891, pp. 766-75.

Elliot West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University of Kansas, 1998).

Douglas Wile, Lost T'ai-Chi Classics From the Late Ch'ing Dynasty (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996).

Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang, Tai Chi Chuan: Classical Yang Style (Wolfeboro, New Hampshire: YMAA Publication Center, 1999).