|2012-03-08, 09:18 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Vancouver BC
Announcing a book: The Essential Guide to Mountain and Trials Unicycling
I'm very happy to announce the forthcoming release of my book, The Essential Guide to Mountain and Trial Unicycling. Many years in the making, this book is an effort to give back to the sport by writing down what I know about mountain and trials unicycling from my years of riding.
With stories, 250+ colour photos of riding all over the world, and a Forward by the well-known climber/author John Long, it's also a visual showcase of muni and trials as riders know it. It shares the full spectrum of our sport to a wide audience that hopefully will extend far beyond the core community of unicycle riders. Beyond the instructional component, if you've ever wished you had a way to explain to people what muni and trials are all about, this is it.
The book will be available at unicycle shops worldwide by late April.
For more info and to download a preview, check the website at www.gradientpress.com (thanks to Carl Hoyer for doing a great job on the site). You can subscribe with your email address if you want to be reminded when the book comes out.
I'd like to spread the news about this book as far and wide as possible, to the unicycling community and beyond. If you have friends, belong to riding clubs, or have media contacts that might want to know about it, I'd appreciate any help in getting the word out. Thanks!
Last edited by danger_uni; 2012-03-08 at 09:19 PM.
|2012-03-08, 09:49 PM||#6|
is what it is
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: hella Nor Cal
The web site is beautiful! Great work, Carl!
The preview is beautiful as well. Great to see lots of our West Coast guys put down in ink, especially the veterans like Foss, Long and Hans.
Also great to see Nathan's photography... the guy has a million lifetimes worth of adventures in his library!
I may need two of these books. The first will get worn out quite quickly...
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell
|2012-03-08, 09:52 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Congrats on this work Kris. Have signed up & will be awaiting the launch of the book.
Always remember: With patience and perseverance you can piss a hole through a rock.
|2012-03-08, 10:21 PM||#9|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Missoula, MT, USA
Cool Kris, congrats and I look forward to it. It's great that John Long is doing the forward too - I mostly learned How to Rock Climb from his books of that title!
My 29er is my little wheel. Roll it, baby!
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|2012-03-08, 10:29 PM||#10|
Cokering rails2trails asphalt
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Louisville Kentucky
|2012-03-08, 11:39 PM||#11|
NAUCC 2013 Course Architect
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Butler, PA
Looks great so far Kris!
Nice job on the website Carl!
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|2012-03-09, 02:50 AM||#13|
North Shore ridin'
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Carmichael, CA
Tonight show, hmmm. How cool would that be? Other authors do book tours & things; I wonder if this would be possible?
The website is beautiful. If that's HTML 5, I've got to learn more about it!
And of course I've been anticipating the books arrival for some time. I'm sure I will have more than two copies...
"jfoss" at "unicycling.com"
"Unicycling is a way of looking at the world, making a choice to slow down, finish what you start, doing things not because they're easy, but because they're a challenge." -- Nurse Ben
|2012-03-09, 05:02 AM||#14|
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