- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: CompanionHouse Books; Updated, Expanded edition (November 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1620081199
- ISBN-13: 978-1620081198
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 728 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I tell you, I have seen videos that taught me a great deal, but when you are in a location that limits your ability to watch a simple DVD, is great to learn even more from a book dedicated at the very thing that you just love to do, ride your bike.
That said, the book is big. Not that it has a huge amount of pages. The dimensions are huge. So taking it on a bike trip might be cumbersome. The pages are beautiful.. why? They really are thick, shiny, and well made. The book is just high quality stuff.
Well, hope this helped. See you on the road.. well, on the bike, not on the road.. well, the bike should be on the road with you on the bike not you on the road with no bike. Glad we sorted that out.
The entire book is essentially a discussion on the dangers of motorcycle riding and gave me tips on how to get myself out of bad situations and more importantly, how to avoid them in the first place. Everything from weather, road conditions, other motorists, techniques, riding/control positions, unexpected situations, and health dangers such as hypothermia, dehydration and heatstroke.
The subject matter is not presented in a negative or lecture-like format. It felt much more like asking an experienced friend for advice.
By not being shy about discussing topics I would rather not think about, the author made me realise there is a lot more to motorcycle riding than what I learned at the MSF classes and forced me to ask myself "Are you sure you want to get a motorcycle?"
The apprehension about buying my first motorcycle has been reduced and I have an increased desire and determination to learn how to control and operate a motorcycle with a high level of proficency.
The author recognized fun is an important part of riding and gave plenty of tips on how proficient riding and preparation increases the fun to be had.
This book was exactly what I needed.