From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time).
In Part 1, Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey.
The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s.
In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike.
The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as middle aged’ or senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”
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Author David L. Hough is known around the world as an expert in safe street riding techniques and is a reknown celebrity with U.S. and Canadian bikers for his contributions to life-saving techniques that help bikers be safe while maximizing their ride.From the Inside Flap :
Do you want to blast around those twisty mountain roads, ride through miles of desert, or go on a weekend-long group ride? Or do you want to commute to work on your motorcycle and learn how to handle the neighbor's dog, aggressive drivers, and construction zones? Whatever your goals, award-winning author and riding expert David L. Hough helps you hone your riding skills and avoid dangerous pitfalls in this new edition of his best-selling manual Proficient Motorcycling.
The first edition of Proficient Motorcycling has been the top-selling motorcycling book since its publication in 2000, and it is heavily endorsed by motorcycling experts. Now a new generation of riders will be drawn to Dave's Hough's critically acclaimed book, and the legions of avid fans will be scrambling to replace their dog-eared reference copies with this beautiful new edition.
This updated and expanded version of the world's best introduction to safe riding techniques combines color imagery and contemporary road scenes with Dave Hough's clear writing style. How do you corner on a mountain road? Should you jam on the brakes or accelerate when swerving to miss an obstacle? How to you angle your bike to cross a hard pavement edge? With step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams and photographs, and humorous anecdotes, Hough answers these and other critical questions to help both new riders and old campaigners enjoy their rides.
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