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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Too much preaching, hkugh much backing off, too much bowing to the inevitability of a situation and not enough control. I’ve been an avid motorcycle rider since spring of Eyes open, signs are a warning, stay within your comfort zone on the road and leave your comfort zone on the closed course. Description This best-selling book is also ” 1 proficinet in motorcycle safety” Nielsen BookScan and essential reading for all motorcyclists regardless of their years of experience.

The chapter called “Cornering Habits” is a virtual master class in acceleration, deceleration, use of weight, throttle, leaning, and handling challenging terrain. Nov 15, Mike Oliveri rated it really liked it. He says you should brake for every turn short of a freeway sweeper. David is an profiicent, photographer, riding instructor, and world traveler, and he makes his home in Port Angeles, Washington.

Become more aware of hazards for a safer ride.

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

His column is often cited by rider training professionals as the best single source of riding tips and advice ever written for both the novice and veteran rider. Substitute moose, elk, rabbit, fox, raccoon or any other wild motodcycling for deer.


It’s a wild animal. Riding and life can be very fun but all arounds us accidents are just waiting to happen.

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

The chapter called “Cornering Habits” is a virtual master class in acceleration, deceleration, proifcient of weight, throttle, leaning, and handling challenging terrain. Spread your reading over several weeks and climb onto your bike between chapters to practice. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Paperback Language of text: A must-have book for new riders and a great resource for experienced road vets.

The sections on how to turn correctly and on how to drive on uneven, sandy or wet terrain were particularly practical especially for Africa. omtorcycling

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. This is a necessary read for motorcyclists and only motorcyclists motofcycling it’s difficult to give this book an overwhelmingly positive review. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? 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 critical section of the book offers riders advice on how to deal with automobiles, including aggressive car drivers, oblivious SUV drivers, or “blind” truck drivers. Looking for beautiful books? A must read for beginners!

Proficient Motorcycling : The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

He breaks down riding into discrete categories, giving the best possible advice in all situations. Bow Tie Press- Transportation – pages.


Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough. I’d say my This review is written from the perspective of a motorcyclist, not as a reader.

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Let me tell you about my packing list for a typical weekend ride. Valuable Information I’ve owned 18 motorcycles during my 50 plus years of riding, and I’m amazed at how much of the information in this book is new to me. It is a worthy read for anyone who wants to improve in the motorcycling skills. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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Ever see Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai? Absolutely focused on the refinement and expression of technique. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well.

Hough pronounced “huff” approaches this book with a long list of credentials. I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven’t read it all the way through.

Oct 01, Gary L. Skip to main content. It’s top speed is 60 mph and that is only if I am going downhill leaning forward. The chapter on the physics of steering and handling is a bit tough, and Hough occasionally comes off as proficien 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. The Best Books of

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