Riding a Straight and Twisty Road

Riding a Straight and Twisty Road
Author: James Hesketh
Publsiher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-15
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781936290055

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Informative sidebars present easy-to-read historical information, interesting facts, and useful resources. Abundant black-and-white photographs provide visual documentation of the text.

Mastering the Ride

Mastering the Ride
Author: David L. Hough
Publsiher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2012-07-24
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 9781620080191

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Best-selling author David Hough is the anti-bad ass of motorcyclists, a serious down-to-earth master of two- (and three-) wheeled street rods who is interested in the safety and road smarts of his fellow motorcyclists. Mastering the Ride is his follow-up book to one that put him on the map, Proficient Motorcycling, and it goes one better. For motorcyclists ready to take their rides to the next level, Mastering the Ride is an exhilarating course in skills, safety, and common sense. Hough's writing style is straightforward and conversational, never professorial, preachy, or boring. With instructional color photographs and drawings, the book covers improving the rider's skills of speed and passing on superslabs, mountain roads, and city streets; anticipating and handling street and road hazards, from treacherous tar snakes to lane-weaving drivers; and learning the limits of sight distances, executing quick stops at sudden hazards as well as curves. The book devotes two full chapters to the skills involved in mastering cornering, with specific advice about rolling on and off the throttle, shifting, braking, countersteering, body steering and positioning, and cornering lines.In the chapter "Mastering the Art of Conspicuity," Hough recommends riders understand and employ conspicuity, that is understanding how motorcyclists and car drivers see their surroundings and getting others to see you on the road by use of hi-viz clothing, LED lights, and other gear. The key to safety rests in increased situational awareness;the topic of the next chapter;the ability to predict how road events will unfold by thinking through the possibilities way before a potential hazard presents itself. Thanks to Hough's direct and specific instructions to riders for what they need to know, to improve, to avoid, and to do every time they get on their bikes, this chapter and the skills it describes are nothing short of life-saving.In short, Mastering the Ride is a crash course in how not to crash;that is, after all is read and done, what every motorcyclists must avoid for his own life and the lives of others on the road. As Eric Trow, a motorcycle safety journalist and instructor states on the back cover, "Mastering the Ride should be required reading for every road-going motorcyclist and become the companion of any rider serious about advancing his or her road craft." Voni Glaves, the record-setting million-mile BMW rider, is a long-time Hough fan who relied on Hough's "wisdom" back in the 1970s when the author was a columnist. "The latest from David brings together his years of experience and his unique analysis to make the case for mastery in a conversational way that makes [Mastering the Ride] impossible to put down. The breadth and depth of the information;is astounding."A section on the aging rider, including ways to compensate for older riders' slower reaction times and readapting their skills, is included in the appendix, as is a travelogue of Hough's road trips to some of his favorite locations. A glossary, resources section, and index complete the book.

The Long Ride from Singapore

The Long Ride from Singapore
Author: Dr. Philip Iau
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-15
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9789814779944

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A compellingly-narrated, thrillingly-portrayed account account of an epic motorcycle journey taken in 2014 from Singapore to Sweden over 100 days. Philip’s aim to increase breast cancer awareness makes it more than the run-of-the-mill adventure holiday, but a ride with a cause. Written as an internal monologue, much in keeping with long motorcycle rides where hours are spent alone in a helmet with one’s thoughts, this chronicle runs through 17 countries and the entire sweep of the Silk Road. The motorcycles give the author an immediate access to different peoples and cultures, with a unique chance to meet breast cancer patients across different Asian countries. Time pressures in order to meet collaborators leads to mental collapse and near failure. As he falters from a mental breakdown and perseveres, it makes this journey more about cancer survival than ever intended.

Best Bike Rides Orange County California

Best Bike Rides Orange County  California
Author: Wayne D. Cottrell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781493022205

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Orange County is home to some of the best paved roads, dirt roads, mountain bike trails, and bike paths. Best Bike Rides Orange County describes over forty of the most diverse recreational and scenic rides in the Orange County area. With most rides between 3 and 50 miles, it's easy to find a ride that suits your tastes. Each route includes complete point-by-point miles and directions, map, text description of the riding area, GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and full-color photos of the ride's features. More than just a trail guide, Best Bike Rides Orange County gives the reader important information, such as flora and fauna, history, folklore, special events, and cultural happenings.

More Proficient Motorcycling

More Proficient Motorcycling
Author: David L. Hough
Publsiher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010-10-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781935484684

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Written as a stand-alone or follow-up to David L. Hough's wildly successful duo, "Proficient Motorcycling" and "Street Strategies," this book contains invaluable lessons for avoiding nasty accidents. Presenting new tips and topics geared toward protecting riders from road dangers with a special focus on mental and physical preparedness. Diagrams, examples, plain talk, and Hough's practical attitude make this one of the most accessible guides available.

Road Worthy

Road Worthy
Author: Rodney Monette
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2008
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781425163815

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We all like to try our hand at something new and see where it takes us. When Rod Monette first slung his leg over a motorcycle at the age of 47, he could not have imagined it would lead to a journey of the heart as well as the body. He did not set out to review and reconsider life on solo road trips around North America, but that is where those 2 wheels took him. Stripping it down to the basics, this story is fresh and honest because that is the only promise of each day on the open road. No time for lazy retrospection - not on this journey. Up before dawn, check all the gear, eat light, stay wide awake and feel what nature and your soul serves up. And it served up. The opportunity to experience endurance, awe, love, disappointment and oh ya .....the bike and the open road.

Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development

Geospatial Technologies for Local and Regional Development
Author: Phaedon Kyriakidis,Diofantos Hadjimitsis,Dimitrios Skarlatos,Ali Mansourian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2019-04-15
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030147457

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This book includes the full research papers accepted by the scientific programme committee for the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, held in June 2019 at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. It is intended primarily for professionals and researchers in geographic information science, as well as those in related fields in which geoinformation application plays a significant role.

Ride Hard Ride Smart

Ride Hard  Ride Smart
Author: Pat Hahn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2004
Genre: Motorcycling
ISBN: 1610591704

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Ride Hard, Ride Smart is a practical, hands-on survival guide for the average motorcyclist. This book provides advanced survival and safety strategies for the developing rider. The vast wealth of knowledge and information developed by the motorcycle safety industry is bound into one chapter and one simple concept-the "three degrees of separation"-that sets the stage for the rest of the book. The three degrees of separation are riding strategies, training and skills, and protective gear-the things that separate the rider from death and injury. Hahn rates motorcycle risk and riding on a scale of one to ten, ten being mere moments away from certain death, and one being home safe in bed. Every motorcycle ride falls somewhere in between. Using the three degrees of separation, a rider can get the risk level down to a controllable level, creating the safest possible situation on a moving motorcycle.