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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Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well – David L. Hough – Google Books

There is much more to the book though; it’s basically a super-experienced motorcyclist providing his pearls of wisdom. I also learned more about why counter-steering does what it does, and can explain it to other riders better. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A couple of the tips have already improved my riding, and much of the advice could save somebody’s life. There is much more to the book though; it’s basically a super-experienced motorcyclist providi This book is a must-read for anyone new hogh motorcycling. I’d say my This review is written from the perspective of a motorcyclist, not as a reader. Hough is not obnoxious, and not out there to prove himself.

My recommended reading list will get you up to speed on most facets of performance riding and tuning. 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.

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The Washington motorcyclint was the second rider ed bill enacted during I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven’t read it all the way through.

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Topics covered are formation, packing for trips, communication between riders, sidecars, trikes, and more. Return to Book Page. The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well.

Those gentlemen can tell you how to ride better on the street; I’ll tell you about many other aspects of street riding.

Books by David L. If there’s one thing that riding a motorcycle has taught me, it’s the importance of huogh alert, focused and well informed in all circumstances. Feb 22, Mephistia rated it really liked it Shelves: For instance, Hurt was done in a city Los Angeles while most riding in the US is done in rural areas for leisure.

He has also designed a rider skills course for sidecar riders. Apr 05, Eric rated it it was amazing. Hough has much more to say on this subject in the ‘Street Strategies’ book, which is on our future reading list.

Must read for every motorcycle rider! Hough No preview available – The chapter finishes with an extended discussion of braking and quick stops, and the need to practice emergency braking. The writing style is lucid and descriptive, and he has a knack of zeroing in on the important stuff. This review is written from the perspective of a motorcyclist, not as a reader.

Want to Read saving…. Trikes are also covered, and also some specialized training on three-wheeler techniques. There is a ton of information for old and new riders alike.

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David L. Hough

It offers cautionary anecdotes to underscore the importance of riding with caution and awareness. The writing style was conversational and above average quality. Great hpugh that make reader more proficietn of how motorcycle works in lot of different situations. We’re not saying it is all plain sailing. The book offers the kind of first-hand experience that can literally save riders’ lives, as illustrated in the mtorcycling “Booby Traps” and “Special Situations,” which offer evasive tactics and advice to avoid and handle everything from slick surfaces, curbs, and construction plates to ferocious dogs, hazardous wildlife, and difficult weather conditions.

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.

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. If that’s what you want, you’ll find it here.