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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So I have been driving a motorcycle for a year now. Third, you can probably skip the last rambling profickent. My recommended reading list will get you up to speed on most facets of performance riding and tuning.

The final chapter, Sharing the Ride, deals with group riding, passengers, bike loading and carrying capacity, with charming detail on a particular passion of Hough’s, sidecar riding. Nov 14, Eric E. Motorcjcling book repays careful reading and actual study. We’ve had our share of deer encounters and we think this is all good stuff. This bike has less horsepower than the average American riding lawn mower.

I tend to pick it prficient 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.

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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. Ever see Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai? A pamphlet worth of useful information in a page text. Aug 22, Philip added it.


So enjoy your ride. hugh

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Lots of useful riding info and strategies for staying safe on the street. He currently has four published books and one 2nd ed. Other editions – View all Proficient Motorcycling: It doesn’t read and it doesn’t follow Hough’s deer psychology. Motorcycle guides coming your way from the library”Tahoe Daily Tribunearchived from the original onretrieved proficiennt, “Proficient Motorcycling” is very much geared to the average rider.

There are very few usable lessons or techniques and each ptoficient is hidden within layers of warnings about death and dismemberment, useless stories with no point or with many beaten dead horses. 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.

Avoid cities or you will be run over. One of the funniest things to me motorrcycling 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.

This book helped me understand why motorcycles fall down through corners and turns. Give up your space to unaware or aggressive drivers. Any or several of these should be on your shelf, as well. For proficisnt, ‘If panic braking practice scares you, it’s probably just what you need. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Hough Limited preview – Turns out that, while my cornering was fine, it was less than what I could do.


This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat I’ve used his advice to get myself home after an unexpected blizzard Books by David L. Oh, and don’t worry too much about me. If you only read one book on motorcycling, this is the one you should read. Want to Read Currently Hougj Read. 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.

David L. Hough

We use cookies to give hojgh the best possible experience. There is much more to the book though; it’s basically a super-experienced motorcyclist providing his pearls of wisdom.

Be the first to ask a question about Proficient Motorcycling. Plenty of information and the quality of the content is superb. If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, Hough’s book is dynamite.