Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well David L. Hough
  • Title: Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
  • Author: David L. Hough
  • ISBN: 9781889540535
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well David L. Hough Proficient Motorcycling The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently Fred Rau Senior Editor Motorcycle Consumer News photos some
    Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently Fred Rau, Senior Editor, Motorcycle Consumer News 100 photos, some in color.
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    291 Comments


    1. 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.I ve been riding for thirty years, and have owned, at one point or another, almost every type of motorcycle Cruisers Sportbikes Standard UJMs ADV bikes I ride 12 months a year, in the height of summer heat, and in sub freezing temperatures This is the book you need, if you want to ride well Period.Hough s description of optimal riding technique are dead on, and his explic [...]

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    2. Worth the read even if it was a little dry.

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    3. Wade through the dreck and you will be rewarded with some sage motorcycling advice.

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    4. I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well written, informative and descriptive, I haven t read it all the way through 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 It offers cautionary anecdotes to underscore the importance of riding with caution and awareness.It is a great book, but I ve been ingesting it in bits and pieces I tend to pick it up when I ve been struggling with the [...]

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    5. The reading can be a bit dry but it s definitely worth it for beginner and intermediate riders Lot s of great info, tips, methods on how to stay safe out there because let s face it Most drivers suck and they re out to kill us.

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    6. A must read for beginners Very good book Got first bike and makes you very aware of the hazards, but, most importantly the rider as being the biggest reason of motorcycle accidents due to not paying attention and defensive driving.Recommend book for all experience levels

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    7. A pamphlet worth of useful information in a 276 page text Lots of repetition and unnecessary anecdotal storytelling There s a few nuggets of gold in there, but lots of noise between them.

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    8. Excellent read for learning concepts for riding.

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    9. Not my kind of book Too much preaching, too much backing off, too much bowing to the inevitability of a situation and not enough control It s all about not making a cager mad at you and staying far away from them Dress right and people won t get mad and try to run you off the road Avoid cities or you will be run over Give up your space to unaware or aggressive drivers Basically, walk.There are very few usable lessons or techniques and each one is hidden within layers of warnings about death and [...]

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    10. So I have been driving a motorcycle for a year now If there s one thing that riding a motorcycle has taught me, it s the importance of being alert, focused and well informed in all circumstances Riding and life can be very fun but all arounds us accidents are just waiting to happen With one careless move we can put ourselves and others in great peril.Knowing full well the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle, I read this book before even purchasing my first bike I found this book very hel [...]

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    11. This was an overall enjoyable book, with some caveats.First, the content esp the photography will seem at times to be terribly dated Note, however, that the book has had a recent edition published in the mid 2000s, so it s not completely antiquated.Secondly, be prepared to deal with a rambling approach to informing you about street smart motorcycle riding The writer is well versed, but his style is going to feel like you re listening to a grandparent expound on the virtues of motorcycle safety Y [...]

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    12. This is a necessary read for motorcyclists and only motorcyclists but it s difficult to give this book an overwhelmingly positive review If you haven t taken a motorcycle safety course, take one, and read this book You will become a safer, efficient, faster rider fewer mistakes means speed if you have taken a course I have this book will mostly seem like a compilation of magazine columns not badly written per se, but very repetitive in style, especially when it covers the information contained [...]

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    13. This review is written from the perspective of a motorcyclist, not as a reader If you don t ride, there s no reason for you to read this review or the book.This is the best instruction manual on riding I ve read I finally took the recommendation of other veteran riders and did it It s quick Even if you are a veteran rider, you will learn about why you do what you do, and how you can improve it Turns out that, while my cornering was fine, it was less than what I could do I d say my speeds are up [...]

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    14. Great book that makes you aware of danger riding motorcycle, but also gives you bunch of advices how to avoid or survive each such situation Great descriptions that make reader conscious of how motorcycle works in lot of different situations Such understanding helps with proper reactions.Bunch of practice exercises which will help you create good habits, and good habits are fundamentals for safe riding When you ride safe you may ride longer as you avoid tragic situations So enjoy your ride.Grea [...]

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    15. Good skill enhancing tips herein, even if the tips seem a little geeky for the die hard rider.I m going to send to my daughter when I m finished She hopes to get a MC before too long I am quite certain she will learn to ride a little differently than I did My method was to ride as fast as I could, till I couldn t ride quite as fast ya see, something always slowed me down, or stopped me cold Sometimes a curb or wet leaves on a fast turn, or maybe a fence at the end of the road or a car pulling o [...]

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    16. Man, this guy is long winded And boy does he like to explain the hell out of things But this is a NEEDED book if you ride a motorcycle A couple of the tips have already improved my riding, and much of the advice could save somebody s life It s just a little long and too involved 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 But hell, it s actually really sound advice.

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    17. This book is a must read for anyone new to motorcycling 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 It goes over in detail each of the most common types of mistakes that a motorcyclist could make that could cost them their life and how to avoid them That was my main takeaway There is much to the book though it s basically a super experienced motorcyclist providing his pea [...]

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    18. Don t sit down to read this like a novel, you ll choke on it Spread your reading over several weeks and climb onto your bike between chapters to practice Hough is a rider writer and knows whereof he speaks writes If you disagree with his approach to an aspect of riding on two wheels you should be ready to argue your case logically and with evidence Hough pursues perfection better than any motorcycle writer I ve read He s not perfect but it s nearly within his reach than any rider I ve known.

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    19. This book is a must read for anyone new to motorcycling 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 It goes over in detail each of the most common types of mistakes that a motorcyclist could make that could cost them their life and how to avoid them That was my main takeaway There is much to the book though it s basically a super experienced motorcyclist providing his pea [...]

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    20. This book is a must read for anyone new to motorcycling 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 It goes over in detail each of the most common types of mistakes that a motorcyclist could make that could cost them their life and how to avoid them That was my main takeaway There is much to the book though it s basically a super experienced motorcyclist providing his pea [...]

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    21. A must have book for new riders and a great resource for experienced road vets The book is loaded with information, covering everything from bad habits riders develop to riding in rough conditions The chapter on the physics of steering and handling is a bit tough, and Hough occasionally comes off as an 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 Highly recommended.

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    22. I ve been an avid motorcycle rider since spring of 2011 The paper book seems better than the kindle edition.I can finally understand counter steering as than just pushing the handlebar down and it works the mechanics of how to ride well are covered in detail 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.

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    23. I would highly recommend this book to any new motorcycle rider If you gave taken an MSF class, some of the information will be review, but when you ride, you should never stop learning There is a ton of information for old and new riders alike Everything from how to brake review with additional physics and information , to how to pack for a long ride, to how to ride 2 up.The style is very easy to read and many examples are given throughout to emphasize the main points.

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    24. A collection of articles published in Motorcycle Consumer News The writing style was conversational and above average quality Topics were apropos for new riders or anyone looking to be a better rider From time to time you could tell that these were originally stand alone articles and they suffered a bit from close proximity, but on the whole the editing was pretty well done I d really encourage anyone who owns or would like to own a motorcycle to read through this book.

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    25. This book helped me understand why motorcycles fall down through corners and turns It is a worthy read for anyone who wants to improve in the motorcycling skills 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.

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    26. If you ride, or want to ride motorcycles on public roads, this book is for you It sums up all you need to know about road riding to get you starting to train yourself to be a better, safer rider Covers it all from lane choice to dog defense through riding on snow and how to deal with road ragers.A must read

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    27. This book gives a pretty thorough overview of the handling dynamics of motorcycles as well as dangers that you are likely to face on the road This is a must read for anyone on a motorcycle The author s work has been very influential on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

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    28. I read too many of these type books prior to this one The book is very comprehensive but gets tedious when you get about 3 4 done It s a compilation of past motorcycle consumer news articles and the book would be an easier read if each article were identified.Contains very solid motorcycle safety info and I think it is a good reference resource to keep around.

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    29. So far I m only a third of the way through the advice has been good, but the writing isn t great, the editing is terrible It s a sort of mashed up compilation of the author s magazine articles , and the physics is just plain wrong But despite the bad physics and writing, the riding techniques work and the advice is useful So I ll keep reading it.

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    30. It s almost that time of year The bikes are out, and it s almost warm enough for my comfort, so brushing up on my skills This guy is one of the pioneers of motorcycle safety The chapters so far read like his magazine articles very clear and concise Nothing is a surprise yet thankfully , but it is a great book of reminders.

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