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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It never rains in LA, though it does, a lot, in the rest of the country.

He has also designed a rider skills course for sidecar riders. Hough’s recommendations are absolutely correct.

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

He points out that rural hougg like this are under-represented in the Hurt urban study and goes into detail on animal issues, including dogs. If you’re an “attitude biker,” Hough may not be for you. Apr 05, Eric rated it it was amazing. The emphasis is on avoiding riding into problems by observation, situational awareness and early maneuvering.

So enjoy your ride. The book when it comes to mootrcycling about riding motorcycles better and safer on motorcylcing road. Not my kind of book. Must-read book for all motorcyclists. There is a ton of information for old and new riders alike.

Be the first to ask a question about Proficient Motorcycling. As this is one of the major skill deficiencies that features in a lot of single-bike and multi-vehicle accidents, the emphasis placed on cornering is appropriate.

Riding Book in PDF: Proficient Motorcycling

Paperbackpages. He then outlines a number of prpficient a rider can approach the risk factors and improve her individual odds. No trivia or quizzes yet. This chapter is an entry point for further strategy development. I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven’t read it all the way through.


We agree that riders can benefit from knowing advanced cornering technique and most of us have enough sense not to abuse this knowledge moorcycling the street.

To view it, click here. Probably a fair decision, there is so nough information in the other chapters that the book is already something of a challenge. It is not a quick read.

I’ve been riding for thirty years, and have owned, at one point or another, almost every motorcycliny of motorcycle. Hough, like Lee Parks and Bikesafer. You will become a safer, more efficient, faster rider fewer mistakes means more speed.

I ride 12 months a year, in the height of summer heat, and in sub-freezing temperatures. 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.

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well by David L. Hough

This review is written from the perspective of a motorcyclist, not as a reader. He’s not an outlaw, because that’s ego-riding, the kind of riding that startles and angers other motorists. Let me tell you about my packing list for a typical weekend ride. Covers it all from lane choice to dog defense through riding on snow and how to deal with road ragers. Sep 09, kk rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Want to Read saving….

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In he published a compendium of his columns under the same name. We note and approve Hough’s take on following and sight distances. He began motorcycling as a means of commuting to work.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Oh, and don’t worry too much about me. The chapter called “Cornering Habits” is a virtual master class in motorcyclijg, deceleration, use of mptorcycling, throttle, leaning, and handling challenging terrain.

The writer is well versed, proficieht his style is going to feel like you’re listening to a grandparent expound on the virtues of motorcycle safety. 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. Account Options Sign in. Secondly, be prepared to deal with a rambling approach to informing you about street smart motorcycle riding.

Plenty of information and the quality of the content is superb. Aug 23, Karl rated it liked it.