David Hough's new book

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Baldy, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. Baldy

    Baldy Founder of ADV Administrator

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    Anybody read this? I just bought a copy. Gets pretty good reviews at Amazon. Apparently he reversed the position he took with Proficient Motorcycling and now thinks conspicuity is important.

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  2. Myles Whitfield

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    Reversed his position on conspicuity?

    hmmmm....that'd probably earn HIM "essence of coolness" status..
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  3. Myles Whitfield

    Myles Whitfield Studly Moderator

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    Dood-

    One caveat about applying racing tactics to the street:

    "Unpredictable surface conditions."

    Tight leaning/hard cornering yadda yadda yadda is all for naught if some miscreant has dropped a load of diesel fuel, a couch, or even a refrigerator in your way-all 3 have happened to me personally in the past 3 years right here in Tucson.

    Safety First:thumb
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  4. Myles Whitfield

    Myles Whitfield Studly Moderator

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    roger that
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  5. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    Finally, the Geezer gets with the program. Hey, you can't get more conspicuous than this:

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  6. Baldy

    Baldy Founder of ADV Administrator

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    So I just read the book. Pretty good, but not as good as Proficient Motorcycling--his other book. Mainly it's about mental strategies, not riding skills (with a few exceptions, such as how to handle gravel). 70% covers what other motorists can do to you and how. Most of the rest covers road hazards--slippery paint, animals, oil, grooves, debris, train tracks...

    Nothing about how to avoid getting taken out from behind (representing 30% of all auto accidents).

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    Nothing about conspicuity. Very little talk of gear.

    Having said that, I've lost three of my dearest friends over the last few years--a father of 2, father of 5, and a father of 6--to car wrecks, all of which could have been avoided by reading this book.
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  7. fish

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    dayam...that is one ugly fucking bike, marc. You were right!
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  8. Marc

    Marc Just sayin...

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    Just think of the money I saved! At least I didn't trade it in for one of those stinkin' MANDARIN GS's - I came to my senses and got Titan. Silver. :nod

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  9. fish

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    That's MAN-D-URINE
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  10. XtreemLEE

    XtreemLEE insignificant being...

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    Fish says
    The bike looks great just don't let that dork stand next to it next time you take a picture.
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    Bullshit. (thats a period)
    You take the corner tight then there is something in the inside of the lane you straighten up and have to cut hard to keep in your lane?!?
    I had a riding buddy cross over the oncoming lane when he ran out of clearance.
    Don't race on the street O-SHEN....
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  11. Baldy

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  13. Chopperman

    Chopperman I am dead

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    Isn't that the same MCN that is the motorcycling equivalent of the Drudge Report? i.e. who cares if it's true or not we printed it first.

    Too much safety gear dulls the wit, insticts and your greatest safety feature: fear.


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