Hough has written for many years for Motorcycle Consumer News and other periodicals. Reading this book is like having a highly experienced motorcycle expert giving you the benefit of a lifetime of experience on the subject. It contains many chapters with illustrations that explain just about everything you should know about riding safe and well. It pays to read this book before every riding season and to refer to it often.
|Published (Last):||5 June 2011|
|PDF File Size:||13.66 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||9.95 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page.
Preview — Proficient Motorcycling by David L. Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 1st by Lumina Media first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 7. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Proficient Motorcycling , please sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about Proficient Motorcycling. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters.
Sort order. Jun 24, David rated it it was amazing. 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. 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. 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.
He breaks down riding into discrete categories, giving the best possible advice in all situations. Snow, for example. I've used his advice to get myself home after an unexpected blizzard Hough's recommendations are absolutely correct. If you're an "attitude biker," Hough may not be for you.
He has no patience for squids, or for hooning, or for stunting on the street. He's not an outlaw, because that's ego-riding, the kind of riding that startles and angers other motorists. Hough is not obnoxious, and not out there to prove himself.
Consequently, this book isn't a "fun" read. It's absolutely, unrelentingly serious. Ever see Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai? Cold eyed. A craftsman. Absolutely focused on the refinement and expression of technique. If that's what you want, you'll find it here. Feb 10, Emily rated it it was ok. Wade through the dreck and you will be rewarded with some sage motorcycling advice. Feb 22, Mephistia rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , did-not-finish.
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 I am embarrassed to admit that although this book is well-written, informative and descriptive, I haven't read it all the way through. 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 applied in real life riding through the application of late apexing.
The tips and illustrations helped me work through my confusion until I was able to apply the written word to the actuality of movement. Aug 23, Karl rated it liked it.
Worth the read even if it was a little dry. A pamphlet worth of useful information in a page text. Lots of repetition and unnecessary anecdotal storytelling. There's a few nuggets of gold in there, but lots of noise between them.
Apr 20, Pulakesh Saha rated it really liked it. I have learnt some things the hard way. Because i was too impatient to complete the chapters thoroughly and practise. It has lot of practise test and observation techniques which make you a better rider. The motorcycle doesnt take you anywhere, it you who take the motorcycle everywhere. So while riding, extend your senses beyond. May 06, Jacek rated it liked it. 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. Nov 14, Eric E.
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!
A must read for any serious motorcyclist Detail oriented. Appropriate pictures and illustrations. Sound explanation of physics. A little repetitious at times. It's a good book overall but I don't much appreciate the conversational style of writing. Oct 06, Maxim Bilyukov rated it it was ok. There is some useful information in this book, especially for new riders. What I didn't like is style of writing, lots of anecdotal storytelling and old-fashioned American slang.
Books is times larger than it has to be. Oct 01, Gary L. Excellent read for learning concepts for riding. Mar 11, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: books. Must-read book for all motorcyclists. Not a huge fan of his writing style, but good info.
A must read for everyone on two wheels! If you are new to motorcycling, this is an excellent place to start.
David L. Hough
Proficient Motorcycling : The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again.
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This best-selling book is also " 1 book in motorcycle safety" Nielsen BookScan and essential reading for all motorcyclists regardless of their years of experience. Author David L. Hough, a revered motorcycle author, columnist, and riding-safety consultant, lays out a clear course for all riders who want to sharpen their handling skills and improve their rides. This second edition, expanded and now in full color, offers new riders and road warriors the exact kind of advice they need to be prepared for anything when on the road, how to avoid accidents, and how to handle the unexpected. Hough, who began motorcycling in the 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.