Kajigar Then buy a car and hunt for aggressive apparently asserting yourself and protecting your bubble is aggressivefat, leather vest-wearing, mean looking motorcyclists. He also addresses other vital skills that riders need to evaluate and improve, such as turning, maintaining balance and stability, and steering. More Proficient Motorcycling by David L. If you disagree with his approach to an aspect of riding on two wheels you should be ready to argue your case logically and with evidence. David is an artist, photographer, riding instructor, and world traveler, and he makes his home in Port Angeles, Washington.
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Now much of his work and wisdom has been compiled into a new book, Proficient Motorcycling , released last year by Bowtie Press. Hough opens the book with a grizzly story of riders who experienced a fatal spill in the mountains of Colorado during a Sunday morning ride.
The story is indelible and a reminder of how important it is to understand your machine, skill level and the probabilities of human nature. The book continues to flow with statistics, more lessons, personal experience, more lessons, more statistics, and more wisdom than you can shake a witching stick at.
The content breathes in between riding exercises allowing the reader to pick up and put down the book at random, each time taking something new out to the bike with them. So just how popular is it?
Well, we took a look at Amazon. A few minutes at a time in this book is all it takes to be on the road to better riding. This is not to say that Hough is the end all guru of safety in the region, but indeed his direction is lifesaving and practiced by many each day. While Hough is best known for his skill articles for two-wheelers, he is one of the few motorcycle journalists in the country with a direct involvement in sidecars and trikes.
Several years ago Hough designed and developed a new sidecar training course for novices--a three-wheeled equivalent of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation "Motorcycle RiderCourse". Dave subsequently became the President of the Side Car Safety program , which administered three-wheeler training and sidecar instructor training courses until the start of when the Evergreen Safety Council Seattle purchased the rights to the SSP courses and books.
The Sidecar Safety Program continues as a volunteer, non-profit corporation, serving in an advisory capacity. From time to time, we also provide valuable coupons that can save you hundreds of dollars on motorcycle services.
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