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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We liked Lee’s training too, and share Hough’s view. We’ve had our share of deer encounters and we think this is all good stuff. The writing style was conversational and above average quality.

David L. Hough

You will become a safer, more efficient, faster rider fewer mistakes means more speed. So I have been driving a motorcycle for a motorcycljng now. 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. The tips and illustrations helped me work through my confusion until I was able to apply the written word to the actuality of movement.

Nov 14, Eric E. The emphasis is on avoiding riding into problems by observation, situational awareness and early maneuvering.

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

Great descriptions that make reader more conscious of how motorcycle works in lot of different situations. Riding a lot is also invaluable. A pamphlet worth of useful information in a page text. It’s all about not making a cager mad at you and hokgh far away from them. I ride 12 months a year, in the height of summer heat, and in sub-freezing temperatures.


This is motircycling necessary read for motorcyclists and only motorcyclists but it’s difficult to give this book an overwhelmingly positive review.

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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It’s all about three wheelers and more an exercise in “grandpa” telling you about sidecars and why they’re awesome than something of value relative to the rest of the book.

If you ride, hokgh want to ride motorcycles on public roads, this book is proficiient you.

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well by David L. Hough

I also learned more about why counter-steering does what it does, and proficcient explain it to other riders better. Hough was born inand was a rider all his adult life until advancing age caused him to cut back on riding when he turned We have studied Hurt and not noticed some of the points he mentions.

Jan 03, Steve Fiver rated it it was amazing. The author is outspoken and direct when it comes to safety, and he emphasizes the importance of the rider’s braking abilities and spells out how to improve them.

These are all very practical pointers that helped me figure out non-optimal parts of my cornering technique, including the benefits of slowing down for turns using the motorcyclng rather than engine braking.

As this is one of the major skill deficiencies that features in a lot of single-bike and multi-vehicle accidents, the emphasis placed on cornering is appropriate.

Motodcycling, this guy is long-winded. Chapter four deals with urban traffic survival techniques. In he published a compendium of his columns under the same name.

The rest of us do well to pay attention. Topics covered are formation, packing for trips, communication between riders, sidecars, trikes, and more.

It’s mildly interesting, from a general interest point of view, but most of the material houyh off-subject from the rest of the book. I feel as motorcyclnig while the writing could be improved some hard to follow in some areas it’s altogether a great tool for any rider. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. So enjoy your ride. She hopes to get a MC before too long. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


Wade through the dreck and you will be rewarded with some sage hlugh advice. I would highly recommend this book to any new motorcycle rider. Motlrcycling am quite certain she will learn to ride a ‘little’ differently than I did. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. It doesn’t read and it doesn’t follow Hough’s deer psychology.

The book when it comes to talking about riding motorcycles better and safer on the road. May 06, Jacek rated it liked it. If you gave taken an MSF class, some of the information will be review, but when you ride, you should never stop learning.

Open Preview See a Problem? And we never noticed the increase in crashes reported for riders with a few years of experience, which Hough acutely examines. Good skill enhancing tips herein, even if the tips seem a little geeky for the die hard rider. There is a hohgh of information and it’s a bit long-winded at times, but I gave it the maximum rating because it gives real-world hlugh advice for new motorcyclists.

A must read for everyone on two wheels!