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It’s glossary time
The manuscript for Mastering Mountain Bike Skills v2 is back from the copy editor. I made a few small tweaks, and now I’m working on the glossary. That was one criticism of the first edition: no glossary.
So: Which terms should I include?
“Braaap” is already in there.
Other than being Brian Lopes’ race number, does 55 have any significance?
It was his BMX race number as a kid.
“pin it” “pinning” et al
I honestly had no idea what 4X meant for quite some time. Why is this a 4X bike? Oh, you mean four cross? That makes more sense…
For those who only ride new bikes in dry places, chain suck needs to be included.
dirt flying in the air caused by raw speed, drifting, and pining it. all skills transfered to dirt by the tire which with enough force will cause the dirt to be kicked into the air forming a rooster tail like appendage of speed. some people are scared of this roost, which can be remedied by a roost guard. many two wheeled movies are chalk full of roost especially when sam hill is present
How about ‘pump’? My wife gives me funny looks when I say I’m going to work on my pump technique. Can’t wait to see Mark-2 of MMBS!
You probably have to keep it pretty basic – since everyone can pick up the book. How about: attack position, to bail out, clipless, a “dialed in” bike, to hammer, manual, to surf…
+1 for sag, although I don’t really know about damper. Since most beginners don’t really understand the importance of suspension set-up, I think it is vital to have the basics of suspension in the glossary. Sag, compression, rebound. Going into the finer workings of suspension might be reaching beyond a skills book.
There’s a whole chapter on pump. Heck, pump now infuses the whole book.
Compression and rebound damping are in there. Should definitely add sag.
Endo should be added.
Chain suck is good too.
Roost = yes!
Joss: Yeah, suspension is a complex area. I hope to rock an ebook on that after the BMX book is done and out.
“hauling mail”. I assume it means “going fast” I’m not sure though.
i got that expression from Mark Weir. i think it refers to Lance racing for US Postal.
Oh come on guys “hauling mail” is from pony express days.
Shred, rip, gnar, pump, brake jack, tweak, whip, babyheads, bottom out, g-out
>> Oh come on guys “hauling mail” is from pony express days.
Oh man, duh. You saved me from printed embarrassment, which is worse than online embarrassment.
Hmmm, how about some words that describe terrain:
tranny, hip (as in hip jumps), step-up, step-down, skinny, lip, chunder, booter,
pull manual (speed jump)
I’m sure you have these in there.
How about linear spring rate vs progressive rate
How about the bike parts: many people confuse wheel, tire rim and hub.
Set-back (as in seat post), sweep (of handle bar), (fork) offset, Through-Axle, Quick Release, Master cylinder, rotor, bolt-on grips, chain guide, bashguard.
Shuttle (to the top)
Stoke – Feeling when one nails that new line, feature, jump, dialed technique, etc.
Soul rider – one whose every ride is not centered around getting faster, but rides to improve himself both physically and mentally.
What about all of terms for falling: OTB, auger, stacking it, packing it in, casing, 50/50, rag dolling, etc.
Simple suggestion – do a spell check and everything not in the standard dictionary (and not a brand name) you could consider putting in the glossary. Not foolproof but a good start.
Thanks everyone. I’m going to write these up and send them to the publisher today.
Good one! Already sent, though.
Almost pinning it: What a rider is typically doing just before crashing. 🙂
WFO..Wide ****ing Open
How about “sending it”, “locked up”, “whip”, “stoppie/nose manual”, “flow/flowy”, “stack height”. One that I see popping up more often from Mr. Spomer, “shralping/shralper”. “tire casing and sidewall”. They just keep coming so I think I will stop there. Especially since it sounds like its too late to make changes anyway. Looking forward to the new book.