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 The book when it comes to talking about riding motorcycles better and safer on the road. A lot of experience has gone into writing about what to do in situationas and how to handle a motorcycle.

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David L. Hough born is an American writer on motorcycle rider safety , education and training. After his first book Proficient Motorcycling was published by Bow Tie Press it became one of the best selling motorcycle books. He currently has four published books and one 2nd ed. He has also designed a rider skills course for sidecar riders.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the U. Hough deals succinctly with the gut issues of motorcycle safety. For example, 'If panic braking practice scares you, it's probably just what you need. Bishop, Randy , Randy Bishop's Iron Butt Association SaddleSore , May 29—30, , archived from the original on , retrieved , As 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 the repaving project.

David Hough is well-known in the motorcycling community as a premier motorcycle journalist, with many decades of street riding under his belt. Hough provides real strategies for staying alive on the street, and I strongly suggest that all riders read his book. Heller, Jean , Easy, older rider: deaths of over motorcyclists grow: A graying pastime's downside is a growing roster of older riders killed - a percent hike for the last five years of state statistics.

Petersburg, FL: St. Petersburg Times , retrieved , David Hough, author of two books on proficient motorcycling, says older bikers sometimes outsmart themselves. Not only have they helped me learn what I needed to know to write this book, but they may have saved my life a time or two. My recommended reading list will get you up to speed on most facets of performance riding and tuning.

Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough. Lots of useful riding info and strategies for staying safe on the street. Stermer, Bill 15 December , "Riding by the book: speed reading that could enhance your riding skills. Hough pronounced "huff" approaches this book with a long list of credentials. Any or several of these should be on your shelf, as well.

Those gentlemen can tell you how to ride better on the street; I'll tell you about many other aspects of street riding. His column is often cited by rider training professionals as the best single source of riding tips and advice ever written for both the novice and veteran rider. David is an artist, photographer, riding instructor, and world traveler, and he makes his home in Port Angeles, Washington. The Washington legislation was the second rider ed bill enacted during Hough estimates he's ridden a motorcycle more than a million miles across the world and around his home in Agnew.

In he published a compendium of his columns under the same name. I don't actually recall what the product is. It's the Howdy Doody marionette and his subsequent liberation that sets my heart aflutter.

Let me tell you about my packing list for a typical weekend ride. Stayin' Safe " , Rider , archived from the original on , David Hough, author of Proficient Motorcycling, one of the most widely respected books on safe street riding, takes an entirely different view.

He says you should brake for every turn short of a freeway sweeper. To get in the habit, says Hough. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Contribute Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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