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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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Apr 05, Eric rated it it was amazing. Stermer, Bill 15 December”Riding by the book: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Finally, when you’re finished with the book, be sure to look through the appendix. Hough was inducted to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in December for his work as a motorcycle journalist and riding safety books that “should be a mandatory read for every motorcyclist, from novice to expert.

I tend to pick it up when I’ve been struggling with the application of a maneuver — such as cornering, which was taught to me in the MSF course a certain way, but is often better rpoficient in real life riding through the application of late apexing. Wade through the dreck and you will be rewarded with some sage motorcycling advice. It sums up all you need to know about road riding to get you starting to train yourself to be a better, safer rider.

This is as motorcyycling an introduction and motivator for studying bike safety as we have proticient. This is the book you need, if you want to ride well.

Although we’ve been thinking about motorcyclihg subjects lately, we had a lot of food for thought here. Trikes are also covered, and also some specialized training hougn three-wheeler techniques. Views Read Edit View history. I found a local training course website that I’d never heard of before.


Hough has much more to say on this subject in the ‘Street Strategies’ book, which is on our future reading list.

There is a ton of information for old and new riders profficient. It’s absolutely, unrelentingly serious. I feel as though while the writing could be improved some hard to follow in some areas it’s altogether a great tool for any rider. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Avoid cities or you will be run over.

It’s just a little long and too-involved. Great language with nice and easy to understand examples. May 06, Jacek rated it liked it. If that’s what you want, you’ll find it here. He has also designed a rider skills course for sidecar riders. 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.

Spread your reading over several weeks and climb onto your bike between chapters to practice. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Aug 23, Karl rated it liked it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. It’s all about not making a cager mad at you and staying far away from them.

Hough Limited preview – These are all close to Bikesafer’s heart, and nicely presented. Preview — Proficient Motorcycling by David L.

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Hough was born inand was a rider all his adult life until advancing age caused him to cut back on riding when he turned I also learned more about why counter-steering does what it does, and can explain it to other riders better. I can tell you what you already know Be the first to ask a question about Proficient Motorcycling. Everything from how to brake review – with additional physics and informationto how to pack for a long ride, to how to ride 2-up.

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 motrcycling and knew I was stuck in the right lane for the length of the repaving project.


Return to Book Page. Note, however, that the book has had a recent edition published in the mids, so it’s not completely antiquated.

Proficient Motorcycling : The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

He also addresses other vital skills that riders need to evaluate and improve, such as turning, maintaining balance and stability, and steering. Great descriptions that make reader more conscious of how motorcycle works in lot of different situations. Recommend book for all experience levels! A must read for beginners! Knowing full well the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle, I read this book before even purchasing my first bike.

I finally took the recommendation of other veteran riders and did it. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Mar 11, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Highly recommended for off-season reading and planning training priorities for the coming riding season.

Covers it all from lane choice to dog defense through riding on snow and how to deal with road ragers. A must-have book for new riders and a great resource for experienced road vets.

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As winter nears the end and with the approach of spring I will pick this book up again to brush up on a few worthy tips the book has to offer. 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. 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.