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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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Mar 11, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: First, the content — esp. It functions as both a manual and a guide, an informative text on how to perform certain maneuvers, better your skills and care for your motorcycle.

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

The author is outspoken and jotorcycling when it comes to safety, and he emphasizes the importance of the rider’s braking abilities and proficienr out how to improve them. The writer is well versed, but his style is going to feel like you’re listening to a grandparent moforcycling on the virtues of motorcycle This was an overall enjoyable book, with some caveats.

The final chapter of the book, “Sharing the Ride,” is geared toward experienced riders who travel together in groups or who travel with a second passenger on the bike. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently. Everything explained clearly and thoroughly. There’s a few nuggets of gold in there, but lots of noise between them.

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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.


Overall, a highly recommended read for any motorcyclist, as motodcycling as you understand what you’re getting into.

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. Turns out that, while my cornering was fine, it was less than what I could do.

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Want to Read saving…. She hopes to get a MC before too long. The chapter called “Cornering Habits” is a virtual master class in acceleration, deceleration, use of weight, throttle, leaning, and handling challenging terrain. motrcycling

Read this book – you’ll be a smarter safer rider! Lots of useful riding info and strategies for staying safe on the street.

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

Medicine Paperback Workbooks, Study Guides. Paperback David Baldacci Books. It’s absolutely, unrelentingly serious. Jan 03, Brandon Buskirk rated it it was amazing. 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.

More Proficient Motorcycling by David L. Hough, who began motorcycling in the s, tackles every imaginable topic–from the mechanics of the bike, selection of the right-sized proficlent, and basic riding skills to night riding, group outings, and advanced survival tactics.

This is the book you need, if you want to ride well. If you ride, or want to ride motorcycles motorccycling public roads, this book is for you. A motorcyclimg pastime’s downside is a growing roster of older riders killed – a percent hike for the last five years of state statistics. It’s the Howdy Doody marionette and his subsequent liberation that sets my heart aflutter.

Oct 01, Motorcycllng L. It offers cautionary anecdotes to underscore the importance of riding with caution and awareness.

My recommended reading list will get you up to speed on most facets of performance riding and tuning. The reading can be a bit dry but it’s definitely worth it for beginner and intermediate riders.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Moforcycling L. Hough Limited preview – Jan 03, elliot leven rated it it was amazing. I think every rider, especially new ones should read this book. Third, you can probably skip the last rambling chapter. I’d really encourage anyone who owns or would like to own a motorcycle to read through this book. Sep 09, kk rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Then buy a car and hunt for aggressive apparently asserting yourself and protecting your bubble is aggressivefat, leather vest-wearing, mean looking motorcyclists.

Paperback Language of text: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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 houbh repaving project. Account Options Sign in. I’ve been an avid motorcycle rider since spring of 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: I think if all the pop-psych, elitist, and doom and gloom discussion was removed from the book you’d probably have a useful pamphlet stating mostly the obvious but maybe providing a good to review from time to time.

Take control of your motorbike fantastic read – will have you itching to get out and test new skills. I would highly recommend this book to any new motorcycle rider.

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 dvid new to me.