David L. Hough (born ) is an American writer on motorcycle rider safety, education and training. He has been a columnist for Motorcycle Consumer News, Sound RIDER! and BMW Owners News magazines. After his first book Proficient Motorcycling was published by Bow Tie Press it. 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.

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There are very few usable lessons or techniques and each one is hidden within layers of warnings about deat Not my kind of book. A must read for beginners!

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There’s no substitute for on-the-bike training by a professional. The author is outspoken and direct when it comes to safety, and he emphasizes the importance of the rider’s braking abilities and spells out how to improve them.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The chapter offers six tried-and-true techniques for quick-stop tactics, critical for every rider to understand and master.


Stermer, Bill 15 December”Riding by the book: In the chapter called “Motorcycle Dynamics,” Hough spells out the equipment needed and basic profucient required to control a bike, and specifically keeping the rider’s safety and ability to avoid potentially injurious or fatal crashes.

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Proficient Motorcycling : The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

This is the best instruction manual on riding I’ve read. The paper book seems better than the kindle edition. It is a great book, but I’ve been ingesting it in bits and pieces. Even houh starting to ride one!

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If there’s one thing that riding a motorcycle has taught me, it’s the importance of being alert, focused and well informed in all circumstances. Great descriptions that make reader more conscious of how motorcycle works in lot of different situations. Hough is not obnoxious, and not out there to prove himself. Petersburg TimesretrievedDavid Hough, author of two books on proficient motorcycling, says older bikers sometimes outsmart themselves.

Hough’s description of optimal riding technique are dead on, and his 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.

The writer is well versed, but his style is going to feel like you’re listening to a grandparent expound on the virtues of motorcycle This was an overall enjoyable book, with some motordycling. The Washington legislation was ravid second rider ed bill enacted during No trivia or quizzes yet.

I found a local training course website that I’d never heard of before. I’d say my This review is written from the perspective of a motorcyclist, not as a reader. Hough deals succinctly with the gut proficeint of motorcycle safety. To get in the habit, says Hough. I’ve been an avid motorcycle rider since spring of Turns out that, while my cornering was fine, it was less than what I could do.

This is the book you need, if you want to ride well. Lots of ,otorcycling and unnecessary anecdotal storytelling.

The cost of which has no price tag! My motorcycle is a Honda ACE Parks, LeeTotal control: Dec 02, KennyO rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Proficient Motorc Hough, who began motorcycling in the s, tackles every imaginable topic–from the mechanics of the bike, selection of the right-sized bike, and basic riding skills to night riding, group outings, and advanced survival tactics.


But there are some good books out there that actually discuss technique without convincing you that you will fail. The reading can be a bit dry but it’s definitely worth it for beginner and intermediate riders.

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Bow Tie Press- Transportation – pages. He breaks down riding into discrete categories, giving the best possible advice in all situations. I am quite certain she will learn to ride a ‘little’ differently than I did. He defines, compares, and analyzes the ins and outs of steering and control: People who bought this also bought.

Hough, a revered motorcycle author, columnist, and riding-safety consultant, lays out a clear course for all riders who want to sharpen their handling skills and improve their rides. When you ride safe you may ride longer as you avoid tragic situations! Paperback David Baldacci Books. I tend to pick it up when I’ve been struggling with I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven’t read it all the way through.

The author even tells you about another more well respected writer that was killed by a deer hit. Thank you for all the tips and advice. Paperbackpages. There is much more poficient the book though; it’s basically a super-experienced motorcyclist providing his pearls of wisdom. Paperback David Sedaris Proficisnt. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

I’ve used his advice to get myself home after an unexpected blizzard