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Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well [Kindle Edition]

David L. Hough
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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time).

In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey.

The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s.

In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike.

The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

David L. Hough: David L. Hough is a longtime motorcyclist and journalist. He began motorcycling as a means of commuting to work. He is the author of numerous articles, columns, and books. In 2009 he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 21214 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 288 Seiten
  • Verlag: i5 Press; Auflage: Second Edition (9. November 2010)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Very practical, life saving. 9. September 2010
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
I got this book while I was doing my drivers' license lessons. (motorbike)

The first chapter, with the statistics and risks, scared me.

Then I kept it unread until I was ready to buy a motorcycle.

Before I took the motorcycle for the first time, I sat and read the whole book and it has made the whole experience difference.

Many a time, I was at situations mentioned in the book. Great indeed.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Must for Any Biker 1. Februar 2009
Von John W. Ellis II - Veröffentlicht auf
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I bought this book because I wanted to ride again - after SO many years as a four wheeler... I found the bike I want and have been trying to convince my wife (and anyone who'll listen) that having that bike would make me happy. All I hear is the analogous "You'll shoot your eye out" advice about biker deaths and cripplings. It's truly frustrating for someone trying to live his own life! But, reading the author's advice does give a LOT of insight into safer riding and increasing your odds of surviving a man's dream to an older age. Perhaps this should be required reading for anyone (like me) wanting to ride again... or even for the first time. Top notch!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen This book could save your life 28. April 2011
Von Mark Averitt - Veröffentlicht auf
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Whether you are new to riding motorcycles or experienced this book is a MUST READ. The author goes into much more detail on important aspects of riding including counter steering, braking, emergency swerving, ATGATT and more. He does not just tell you to, for instance, counter steer, but he shows you why it works. This is one of those books that is good to have around long term. Periodically I will open it up and just go over part of the contents as a refresher.

Whether you are wondering what line to take through a curve, how to BEST go through an intersection, when you should brake and when you shouldn't, this is the book for you. If you have a relative or a good friend that is new to motorcycling, do him/her a favor and get this book. You could just save their life.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen For all you hairbags and oldtimers, out there who think they know it all and that includes me. 24. Mai 2010
Von Saint Jay - Veröffentlicht auf
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Been riding since I was thirteen, and that was 4 decades ago and now I ride a Wing. I was given a copy of this book by a friend and now I just purchased a copy for another friend who just purchased a BMW Touring bike. At first I resisted reading the book but eventually picked it up and could not put it down. When the snow melted I found myself on the local fairgrounds practicing some of the concepts in the book. I also find myself going back and re-reading sections. I must admit I did ride away with some new found riding tips. I am in law enforcement and have seen my share of bike crashes both on and off duty. In many of those crashes I am reminded of sections of the book that addresses contributing factors to a crash. I have recommended this book to other riders new and old. For example, the book explains the physics of counter and direct steering. We all know about it but what is actually happening to rider and bike? This book explains in a light easy to read format that the curve you are about to enter actually started at home with bike preparation and maintenance and continued with a well planned weight transfer, angle of direction in the apex of the curve and safely arriving at your destination. The book should be included with all new bikes.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen BEWARE-Kindle version is different than the paperback 5. August 2012
Von Mike D - Veröffentlicht auf
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Bought the Kindle version of this book after taking a 20 year hiatus from riding. The book has some good material that if you took out the preachy soapbox stuff would be a good read.

Shortly after I bought the Kindle version this past winter, 2012, I found out the print version comes with a CD of additional material the Kindle version does not have. The covers of the book advertising both the print and the Kindle versions used to have the graphic in the upper left corner stating this material is included on a CD. Both versions had the page count listed at 288 pages. When I called amazon to tell them of the problem, they looked into it, called me back, stated they agreed there was an issue and pulled the kindle version from sale issuing me a refund for the book. I was told they had turned it over to the publisher to have the CD material included with the Kindle version.

Checking today, 8/4/12, I see the Kindle version is back on sale. The print version still comes with the additional material on CD and states so on the corner; the Kindle version has had the CD graphic changed to one about being a "#1 Book". The page counts are still the same so the additional CD material is apparently not included the kindle version.

Amazon is not telling consumers anywhere in their advertising that these are 2 different books; effectively, without the material on disk, one is an older edition. Shame on Amazon for misleading their customers!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Think you wanna be a rider? Read this first. 4. Mai 2011
Von Daniel Heater - Veröffentlicht auf
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Fantastic book. Great advice for anyone who rides or wants to. I've been wanting a bike for years. This book gave me a more realistic idea of how much work it is to learn to ride well and ride safe. I grew up in a family (my father and brothers) who rode in a club and I grew up on the back of my dad's and uncle's bikes. For me it was very useful to check my fantasy of riding the open road with the reality of the hazards and the challenges of unexpected riding conditions. Even if you've been riding for years, I don't think you'll be bored with this one and you'll learn something new.
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