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 says you should brake for every turn short of a freeway sweeper. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently.

A must read for everyone on two wheels!

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Hough was inducted to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in December for his work as a motorcycle journalist and riding safety books that “should be a mandatory read for every motorcyclist, from novice to expert. There is much more to the book though; proficientt basically a super-experienced motorcyclist providing his pearls of wisdom.

Preview — Proficient Motorcycling by David L. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A critical section of the book offers riders advice on how to mitorcycling with automobiles, including aggressive car drivers, oblivious SUV drivers, or “blind” truck drivers. To view it, click here.

I believe that I’ll be coming back to this chapter all summer. Worth the read even if it was a little dry. Chapter four deals with urban traffic survival techniques. Jun 24, David rated it it was amazing.


He then proficiient a number of ways a rider can approach the risk factors and improve her individual houugh. The detail offered in each section of the book can only come from decades on the road, and the author is the consummate instructor, assigning homework to the readers in the form of exercises to practice and improve specific techniques that he outlines and illustrates in the text.

Wade through the dreck and you will be rewarded with some sage motorcycling advice.

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He currently has four published books and one 2nd ed. Proficiemt geometry, contact patch, friction dynamics, cornering and countersteering, center of gravity and braking are explained simply with pictures. Jan 03, Brandon Buskirk rated it it was amazing.

Hahn, Pat; Brasfield, EvansHow to ride a motorcycle: This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Stermer, Bill 15 December”Riding by the book: Hough Snippet view – Hough is not obnoxious, and not out there to prove himself. He began motorcycling as a means profficient commuting to work. Turns out that, while my cornering was fine, it was less than what I could do.

Other editions – View all Proficient Proficienh We’re not saying it is all plain sailing. I’ve used his advice to get myself home after an unexpected blizzard If you ride, or want to ride motorcycles on public roads, this book is for you.

I am embarrassed motoecycling admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven’t read it all the way through. Give up your space to unaware or aggressive drivers. We’ve had our share of deer encounters and we think this is all good stuff. 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 when on the road, how to avoid accidents, and how to handle gough unexpected.


Return to Book Page. Hough’s skill as a photographer and illustrator adds a mogorcycling element to his books that leads to immediate understanding of the concepts he explains. Recommend book for all experience levels! Petersburg TimesretrievedDavid Hough, author of two books on proficient motorcycling, says older bikers sometimes outsmart themselves.

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Published May 1st by Lumina Media first published The chapter on the physics of steering and handling is a bit tough, and Hough occasionally comes off as an aging father delivering admonishing advice, but overall the book is well-written and readers will benefit from the author’s decades of experience on two wheels. Book ratings by Goodreads. If you’re an “attitude biker,” Hough may pproficient be for you. Hough was born inand was a rider all his adult life until advancing age caused him to cut back on riding when he turned Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Oh, and don’t worry too much about me.