It's been a long day and tomorrow will be even longer. I just arrived home from manning a trade show booth all day. 4 AM tomorrow will see me leaving for a ride to our headquarters in Kirkland, WA. I'll have a five hour ride, four hours or so in a meeting, and five more hours to come home. At least that's ten hours of riding. Maybe longer. Pray for me as I'll be dealing with Seattle area traffic on Friday the 13th.
For those who might be interested, I'm posting a recommendation for independent reading. David Hough has several books out that are great for everyday street riders. Being in the motorcycle safety business, I come across a lot of printed materials. Most of it is good reading. I just find that quite a number of publications tend to stray towards the rider who wants to put in track days here and there. David's books aren't the only quality writings out there, to be sure. They do, however, stand out as being totally dedicated to street riders. Commuters figure predominantly in the book's contents.
There are three books available that I would suggest investing in. If you are a commuter and can only purchase one, then "Street Strategies" would be my choice. Two books are kind of a set. The first is "Proficient Motorcycling". The book after is called, fittingly enough, "More Proficient Motorcycling". The picture of the book was stolen from MCN's website. Sorry, Dave Searle, but I'm promoting one of your writers!! I personally own all three of these books. Two of my boys ride and I made these available for them. Actually, it was required reading, but what the heck?
Here's the link to purchase them.
Don't be thrown off by the fact the link is connected to books and magazines about animals. Bowtie Press is connected to Fancy Publications. My experience with their customer service has been entirely positive.
I have absolutely no connection with the selling of these books. No royalties, commissions, or good will comes my way. David Hough has dedicated a lot of time into writings that benefit motorcyclists. If I'm not mistaken, David's also served as an MSF instructor. He has my deepest respect. I sincerely feel that the books are of great value to riders, especially for two wheeled commuters. In that vein, I'm sharing them with you.
Miles and smiles,