David L. Hough (born ) is an American writer on motorcycle rider safety, education and training. He has been a columnist for Motorcycle Consumer News, Sound RIDER! and BMW Owners News magazines. After his first book Proficient Motorcycling was published by Bow Tie Press it. 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.

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Petersburg TimeshughDavid Hough, author of two books on proficient motorcycling, says older bikers sometimes outsmart themselves.

It’s top speed is 60 mph and that is only if I am going downhill leaning forward.

If you haven’t taken a motorcycle safety course, take one, and read this book. Too much preaching, too much backing off, too much bowing to the inevitability of a situation and not enough control. Hough is a rider-writer and knows whereof he speaks [writes].

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

The Washington legislation was the second rider ed bill enacted during Good skill enhancing tips herein, even if the tips seem a little geeky for the die hard rider. Feb 07, Tom Mueller rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommend it for all riders, novice to vets. Such understanding helps with proper reactions. Third, you can probably skip the last rambling chapter. First, the content — esp. Note, however, that the book has had a recent edition published in the mids, so it’s not completely antiquated.

He also addresses other vital skills that riders need to evaluate and improve, such as turning, maintaining balanceand stability, and steering. Jan 03, Brandon Buskirk rated it it was amazing.


Overall, a highly recommended read for any motorcyclist, as long as you understand what you’re getting into. 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.

Motorcycle guides coming your way from the library”Tahoe Daily Tribunearchived from the original onretrieved”Proficient Motorcycling” is very much geared to the average rider. If you don’t ride, there’s no reason for you to read this – review or the book. Trivia About Proficient Motorc But there are some good books out there that actually discuss technique without convincing you that you will fail.

Hough No preview available – Nov 15, Mike Oliveri rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. When you ride safe you may ride longer as you avoid tragic situations!

He’s not perfect but it’s more nearly within his reach than any rider I’ve known. Substitute moose, elk, rabbit, fox, raccoon or any other wild animal for deer.

I’ve been riding for thirty years, and have owned, at one point or another, almost every type of motorcycle. Dec 02, KennyO rated it really liked it Shelves: Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently.

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He is the author of numerous articles, columns, and books. People who bought this also bought. The chapter called “Cornering Habits” is a virtual master class in acceleration, deceleration, use of weight, throttle, leaning, and handling challenging terrain. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Even before starting to ride one! The chapter offers six tried-and-true techniques for quick-stop tactics, critical for every rider to understand and master. I think if all the pop-psych, elitist, and doom and gloom discussion was removed hkugh the book you’d probably have a useful pamphlet stating mostly the obvious but maybe providing a good to review from time to time.

A must read for everyone on two wheels! Check out the top books of the year on davir page Best Books of Even with such a small motorcycle, I wear so much davir equipment that the helmetless Tanzanian bodaboda drivers laugh at me and say, “I see you follow ALL of the laws. 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.

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I’d really encourage anyone who owns or would like to own a motorcycle to read through this book. Skip to main content. Worth the read even if it was a little dry. I found a local training course website that I’d never heard of before.