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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As winter nears the end and with the approach of spring I will pick this book up again to brush up on a few worthy tips the book has to offer. Bishop, RandyRandy Bishop’s Iron Butt Association SaddleSoreMay 29—30,archived from the original onretrievedAs soon as I did that I remembered David Hough’s admonitions in MCN about “edge traps” and knew I was stuck in the right lane for the length of the repaving project.

Feb 22, Mephistia rated it really liked it Shelves: A pamphlet worth of useful information in a page text. And boy does he like to explain the hell out of things.

The writing style was conversational and above average quality. Even with such a small motorcycle, I wear so much protective equipment that the helmetless Tanzanian bodaboda drivers laugh at me and say, “I see you follow ALL of the laws. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Bunch of practice exercises which will help you create good habits, and good habits are fundamentals for safe riding.

Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently. Hahn, Pat; Brasfield, EvansHow to ride a motorcycle: He’s not perfect but it’s more nearly within his reach than any rider Dafid known.

He also addresses other vital skills that riders need to evaluate and improve, such as turning, maintaining balanceand stability, and steering. 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.


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Any Condition Any Condition. It’s all about three wheelers and more an exercise in “grandpa” telling you about sidecars and why they’re awesome than something of value relative to the rest of the book.

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: Common terms and phrases aggressive ahead avoid bike leaned biker booby traps centerline centerstand change lanes collision contact patch cornering lines countersteering crash curve Daffy deer delayed apex driver Ducati edge traps engine feet front brake front end front tire front wheel GVWR gyroscopic handlebars happens Harley-Davidson hazards heat helmet hike Hurt Report hypothermia keep lane splitting lean the bike lever look low grip machine motor motorcycle accidents Motorcycle Safety Motorcycle Safety Foundation motorcyclists move parking passenger pavement percent Proficient Motorcycling pull push quick stop rear brake rear tire rear wheel rider training riding gear risk road racing Road Rider rolling shift side sidecar outfit skid skills slide slow speed wobble sportbikes steering head street suddenly superslab surface swerve tactics target fixation throttle touring traction traffic truck turn twisty road two-wheeler vehicle weight what’s.

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One of the funniest things to me is that there’s actually a section explaining to you how to outsmart a dog that is trying to attack you while you’re riding your bike. Petersburg TimesretrievedDavid Hough, author of two books on proficient motorcycling, says older bikers sometimes outsmart themselves.

Lot’s of great info, tips, methods on how to stay safe out there because let’s face it There are very few usable lessons or techniques and each one is hidden within layers of warnings about death and dismemberment, useless stories with no point or with many beaten dead horses. I’d say my This review is written from the perspective of a motorcyclist, not as a reader. From inside the book. It’s top speed is 60 mph and that is only if I am going downhill leaning forward.


Paperback David Sedaris Books. Hough pronounced “huff” approaches this book with a long list of credentials.

Proficient Motorcycling : The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well by David L. Hough (2013, Paperback)

Motorcycle guides coming your way from the library”Tahoe Daily Tribunearchived from the original onretrieved”Proficient Motorcycling” is very much geared to the average rider.

I am quite certain she mototcycling learn to ride a ‘little’ differently than I did.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

Give up your space to unaware or aggressive drivers. Quotes from Proficient Motorc The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

Overall, a highly recommended read for any motorcyclist, as long as you understand what you’re getting into. Take control of your motorbike fantastic read – will have you itching to get out and test new skills.

There’s a few nuggets of gold proficinet there, but lots of noise between them. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of