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Proficient motorcycling : the ultimate guide to riding well
Hough, David L., 1937-
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Publication Information:
Irvine, Calif. : Bow Tie Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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At head of title: From Motorcycle consumer news.
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Motorcycle consumer news.
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TL440.5 .H67 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Proficient Motorcycling is hands down the best and most complete book ever written on how to ride a motorcycle safely and efficiently.--Fred Rau, Senior Editor, Motorcycle Consumer News. 100 photos, some in color.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 10
Chapter 1 Risk!
Canyon Bitesp. 13
How Far Are You Hanging It Out?p. 19
Fixing the Oddsp. 29
Chapter 2 Motorcycle Dynamics
What Keeps It Balanced?p. 39
What Makes It Turn?p. 48
Cornering Habitsp. 56
Chapter 3 Dynamics
Getting on the Gasp. 65
Delayed Apexingp. 69
The Lowdown on the Slowdownp. 76
Taking the Panic Out of Panic Stopsp. 82
Right Pace, Right Placep. 90
Chapter 4 Urban Traffic Survival
City Trafficp. 99
Booby Trap Intersectionsp. 104
Suburb Survivalp. 110
Superslab Tacticsp. 118
Aggressive Driversp. 127
Evasive Actionp. 132
Chapter 5 Booby Traps
Surface Hazardsp. 139
Curbs Aheadp. 147
Running Out of Pavementp. 154
Deer, Oh Dear!p. 162
Ferocious Fidosp. 169
Chapter 6 Special Situations
When It Rainsp. 177
When You're Hot, You're HOTp. 185
Dang Windp. 191
Freezing Your Gas on the Passp. 197
Night Owlsp. 205
White Line Feverp. 212
Chapter 7 Sharing the Ride
Batches of Bikersp. 219
The Second Riderp. 226
Let's Get Loadedp. 234
Sidecarsp. 241
Resourcesp. 251
Glossaryp. 252
Indexp. 254