My computer has been down for the last few weeks and I broke a bone in my foot so I've had some time to get caught up on some reading. Two of the best riding books I have read are " Total Control " by Lee Parks and " Sport Riding Techniques " by Nick Ienatsch. Both books have excellent photos and diagrams. I especially liked the Park's book as it also explained suspension basics,what to look for in protective gear and other subjects not normally covered in riding instruction books. I can highly reccomend both books !!