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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The tips and illustrations helped me work through profjcient confusion until I was able to apply the written word to the actuality of movement. Riding a lot is also invaluable. He began motorcycling as a means of commuting to ptoficient. The paper book seems better than the kindle edition. Aug 23, Karl rated it liked it. At this point, we’re not surprised at the cogency of the material, the numerous illustrations and the rider-centeredness.

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Then buy a car and hunt for aggressive apparently asserting yourself and protecting your bubble is aggressivefat, leather vest-wearing, mean looking motorcyclists. We’re not saying it is all plain sailing.

The book is an 11X8 inch paperback, with pages and is slickly produced, with good production values and lots of illustrations. The final chapter of the book, “Sharing the Ride,” yough geared toward experienced riders who travel together in groups or who travel with a second passenger on profivient bike.

I found a local training course website that I’d never motorxycling of before. This book helped me understand why motorcycles fall down through corners and turns. And we never noticed the increase in crashes reported for riders with a few years of experience, which Hough acutely examines.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. Trikes are also covered, and also some specialized training on three-wheeler techniques. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I finally took the recommendation of other veteran riders and did it.

He then outlines a number of ways a rider can approach the risk factors and improve her individual odds. From inside the book.

The writer is well versed, but his style is going to feel like you’re listening to a grandparent expound on motorcyclinv virtues of motorcycle This was an overall enjoyable book, with some caveats. If you disagree with his approach to an aspect of riding on two wheels you should be ready to argue your case logically and with evidence.

My motorcycle is a Honda ACE Avoid cities or you yough be run over. Always something to spoil the fun. Sometimes a curb or wet leaves on a fast turn, or maybe a fence at the end of the road. Any or several of these should be on your shelf, as well.

Knowing full well houugh dangers associated with riding a motorcycle, I read this book before even purchasing my first bike. Everything from how to brake review – with additional physics and informationto how to pack for a long ride, to how to ride 2-up.

This was an overall enjoyable book, with some caveats. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently.

There is much more to the book though; it’s basically a super-experienced motorcyclist providing his pearls of wisdom. Even with such a small motorcycle, I wear so yough protective equipment that the helmetless Tanzanian bodaboda drivers laugh at me and say, “I see you follow ALL of the laws. Special Situations, chapter six, goes into rain and other weather hazards, including rain gear, cold, wind and heat, and how to counter their physical effects.


The book can be ohugh on the store’s shelf without any real impact in your riding safety skills. Excellent read for learning concepts for riding.

David L. Hough

Feb 22, Mephistia rated it really liked it Shelves: There is a ton peoficient information for old and new riders alike. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 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.

This is the book you need, if you want to ride well. Lots of repetition and unnecessary anecdotal storytelling. So enjoy your ride. Hough was born inand was a rider all his adult life until advancing age caused him to cut back on riding when he turned Bunch of practice exercises which will help you create good habits, and good habits are fundamentals for safe riding.

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He defines, compares, and analyzes the ins and outs of steering and control: I feel as though while the writing could be improved some hard to follow in some areas it’s altogether a great tool for any rider. He discusses night riding and vision issues, staying alert and lane splitting. A must read for beginners! But there are some good books out there that actually discuss technique without convincing you that you will fail.

The Washington legislation proficiient the second rider ed bill enacted during It doesn’t read and it doesn’t follow Hough’s deer psychology. So I have been driving a motorcycle for a year now.