David L. Hough. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 80 reviews. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written Fred Rau, Senior Editor, Motorcycle Consumer News. David L. Hough. Great book here: Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough. I read this book almost every year, even though some of the statistics are older now it.

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He currently has four published books and one 2nd ed. In he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

He’s not only a long-term rider and commuter, but also has written a monthly skills column for Motorcycle Consumer News and two previous books on proficient motorcycling Stermer, BillStreetbikes: Book ratings by Goodreads. I was reminded of this book in a recent conversation, and as it has a place of honor on my bookshelf, I thought I’d review it. Knowing full well the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle, I read this book before even purchasing my first bike. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Turns out that, while my cornering was fine, it was less than what I could do. We have studied Hurt and not noticed some of the points he mentions. Topics were apropos for new riders or anyone looking to be a better rider. Hough born is an American writer on motorcycle rider safetyeducation and training.

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Good skill enhancing tips herein, even hogh the tips seem a little geeky for the die hard rider. Recommend it for all riders, novice to vets.

It’s just a little long and too-involved. Hough’s recommendations are absolutely correct.

The sections on how to turn correctly and on how to drive on uneven, sandy or wet terrain were particularly practical especially for Africa. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the motorcyclkng and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently.


He points out that rural hazards like this are under-represented in the Hurt urban study and goes into detail on animal issues, including dogs. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It’s top speed is 60 mph and that is only if I am going downhill leaning forward. Aug 22, Philip added it. With one careless move we can put ourselves and others in great peril.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Again, there’s acknowledgement of Lee Parks ‘ tactics, especially in the areas of choosing a line with delayed flop points apex and the management of suspension travel and traction. Give up your space to unaware or aggressive drivers.

Chapter four deals with urban traffic survival techniques. A must read for everyone on two wheels! This second edition, expanded and now in full color, offers new riders and road warriors the exact kind of advice they need to be prepared for anything motorcyclinb on the road, how to avoid accidents, and how to handle the unexpected.

It is not a quick read.

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A critical section of the book offers riders advice on how to deal with automobiles, including aggressive car drivers, oblivious SUV drivers, or “blind” truck drivers. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I tend to pick it up when I’ve been struggling with the application of a maneuver — such as cornering, which was taught to me in the ,otorcycling course a certain way, but is often better applied in real life riding through the application of late apexing.


I am quite certain she will learn to ride a ‘little’ differently than I did. Great descriptions that make reader more conscious of how motorcycle works in lot of different situations.

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Substitute moose, elk, rabbit, fox, raccoon or any other wild animal for deer. I’ve used his advice to get myself home after an unexpected blizzard The author even tells you about another more well respected writer that was killed by a deer hit. The book offers the kind of first-hand experience that can literally save riders’ lives, as illustrated in the chapters “Booby Traps” and “Special Situations,” which offer evasive tactics and advice to avoid and handle everything from slick surfaces, curbs, motrcycling construction plates to ferocious dogs, hazardous wildlife, and difficult weather conditions.

Jan 03, elliot leven rated it it was amazing.

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Topics covered are formation, packing for trips, communication between riders, sidecars, trikes, and more. A must read for beginners!

From time to time you could tell that these were originally stand alone articles and they suffered a bit from close proximity, but on the whole the editing was pretty well done. Looking for beautiful books? I’m going to send to my daughter when I’m finished.

When motodcycling ride safe you may ride longer as you avoid tragic situations! Mar 11, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you gave taken an MSF class, some of the information will be review, but when you ride, you should never stop learning. First, the content — esp.