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 is not a quick read. He’s not an outlaw, because that’s ego-riding, ptoficient kind of riding that startles and angers other motorists. This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat But, there is some real good stuff about the physics of riding which explains why things happen – don’t just rely on intuition, because in a lot of cases it’s wrong.
He recommends minimum sight distances of 4 seconds at 30 to 50 MPH and 7 seconds over 70 MPH, and his braking distance graph on page 73 is similar to our analysis. There is a ton of information for old and new riders alike.
A hougu worth of useful information in a page text. May 22, Dodd Martin rated it it was amazing. He has also designed a rider skills course for sidecar riders.
This can reduce reaction and braking time in an emergency. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven’t read it all the way through. Again, there’s acknowledgement of Lee Parks ‘ tactics, especially in the areas of choosing a line with delayed flop points apex and mktorcycling management of suspension travel and traction.
There is a lot of information and it’s a bit long-winded at times, but I gave it the maximum rating because it gives real-world life-saving advice for new motorcyclists.
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
The final chapter, Sharing the Ride, deals with group riding, passengers, bike loading and carrying capacity, with charming detail on a particular passion of Hough’s, sidecar riding. I found this book ve So I have been driving a motorcycle for a year now.
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. This book helped me understand why motorcycles fall down through corners and turns.
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well by David L. Hough
Urban traffic is a killer of bikers, even though most of us prefer to be out in the country. Hough, who began motorcycling in mltorcycling 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.
For instance, Hurt was done in a city Los Angeles while most riding in the US is done in rural areas for leisure. Let me tell you about my packing list for a typical weekend ride. Hough has since given up his beloved BMW K1 sidecar rig and has cut down on his cross-country exploits, which must be a hard thing for a lifelong rider whose life has been all about motorcycles. Heller, JeanEasy, older rider: Worth the read even if it was a little dry.
Proficieent paper book hoigh better than the kindle edition.
Hough Snippet view – Good skill enhancing tips herein, even if the tips seem a little geeky for the die hard rider. 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 motorrcycling way through.
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So I have been driving a motorcycle for a year now. I think every rider, especially new ones should read this book. Hough is the ultimate wise old biker, and he writes from a deep love of two and three wheeled riding. 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.
There’s an mottorcycling section on getting the right speed and rhythm for turns, and a homework section that made me get out my and try things out.
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Oct 01, Gary L. Note, however, that the book has had a recent edition published in the mids, so it’s not completely antiquated. Retrieved from ” https: Jun 07, Benjamin Newland hiugh it really liked it Shelves: Wade through the dreck and you will be rewarded with some sage motorcycling advice.
It’s all about not making a cager mad at you and staying far away from them.