Allow Mark Lindemann, Cycle World Magazine’s resident expert, share the tips and tricks he has gained from riding over 750 different bikes during the past 30 years. This is the perfect guide for beginners or those looking to get back on two wheels after a hiatus.
Evolve from rookie to seasoned rider with this comprehensive beginners guide to motorcycles, riding and gear. Whether you are starting as a new daily commuter, track fiend or budding off-roader, Mark Lindemann of Cycle World will teach you how to tackle test rides, avoid lemons, maintain and tune your ride and master fundamental bike skills.
About the Author
Mark Lindemann was an Associate Editor at the late, great Cycle magazine between 1982 and 1987, and has been in the motorcycle industry ever since. Proficient on both streetbikes and dirtbikes, his notes show he’s ridden over 750 machines on four continents, of which only a handful have actively tried to kill him. In 2012 he was the recipient of Cycle World’s prestigious Joe Parkhurst Award for embodying the spirit of the sport. In addition to his efforts at Cycle, his work has appeared in Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Supercycle, Garage, and Outrider Journal. Career highlights include outrunning a low-flying aircraft at Bonneville, a citation for riding at 134 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone, and being stitched together by a veterinarian after a streetbike crash. His garage is filled with more tools than should be allowed by law. Compared to his former fearless self, today he rides about as fast as an advancing tectonic plate.