More About the Author
David L. Hough (pronounced "huff") and his wife Diana reside in the Port Angeles area of Washington State, about 80 miles northwest of Seattle.They have toured worldwide on both two and three-wheeled motorcycles.
Dave took up motorcycling in 1965 as a means to commute to work. But he quickly discovered that there wasn't much information available to help a new motorcyclist. So he started gathering what he could find, and after several years began sharing "safety tips" with the Boeing Employees' Motorcycle Club.
That led to a long career of writing skills information for Road Rider magazine, Motorcycle Consumer News, BMW Owners News, BMW Motorcycle Magazine, and other commercial magazines. In 2000, after 40+ years of riding and writing, Hough selected the best of his work for publication as the book "Proficient Motorcycling", followed by two other books, "Street Strategies" and "More Proficient Motorcycling", later updated and renamed "Mastering The Ride." Proficient Motorcycling is now in it's second edition in English, and is also published in Russian, German, and Polish. Dave wrote the book "Driving A Sidecar Outfit", which later evolved into the Sidecar/Trike Education Program currently in use. In 2013, with 48 years and more than a million miles of motorcycling experience, David wrote a new book, "The Good Rider." He is currently working with I-5 Publications on a pocket sized booklet on situational hazards, to replace the book "Street Strategies."
Hough is one of only a few motorcycle journalists who has also been a certified motorcycle safety instructor, and is possibly the only journalist in the world who has designed and taught both two-wheeled and three-wheeled motorcycle courses. Hough has been honored by awards from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the BMWMOA Foundation, and was inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his efforts toward motorcycle safety.