Lightweight Camping for Motorcycle Travel

Author: Frazier Douglass
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440176450
Format: PDF, Docs
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How can you pack all the camping gear and clothing needed for two people on a motorcycle? At first, it may seem impossible but it is easier than you think if you do your homework. You must learn how to acquire the right gear, how to pack it, and how to use it at your campsite. Lightweight Camping for Motorcycle Travel provides the information and suggestions you will need to buy the right clothing, tents, sleeping bags, tools, lights, cookware, and other camping gear. It describes how to set up comfortable campsites, use ropes and knots, cook great tasting meals, stay dry in stormy weather, stay warm on cool nights, and prolong the life of your gear. Once you take a few trips and master the necessary skills, you will enjoy many pleasures you could never experience in an expensive motel room. You will enjoy breathing fresh air and smelling food cooking at the campground. You will enjoy walking on scenic trails and relaxing at your campsite. In the evening, you will enjoy sitting by a warm campfire, listening to an owl, and occasionally hearing a gentle rain falling on your tent.

Proficient Motorcycling

Author: David L. Hough
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484672
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.”

Total Control

Author: Lee Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760343446
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.

Maximum Control

Author: Pat Hahn
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760336741
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the first how-to guide for riding a big bike, with clear information on differences in equipment and handling, steering, positioning, powering up, braking and carrying a passenger.

Motorcycle Touring Bible

Author: Fred Rau
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610590961
Format: PDF, Docs
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Touring on a motorcycle has never been more popular than it is today, but with more and more people hitting the open road, a growing number are doing so without the proper skills and information they need to survive the ordeal. Far too often the trip of a lifetime turns into an unmitigated disaster, leading to expensive breakdowns, arrests, lost wages, broken limbs, death, and even, on more than one occasion, divorce. Most people who travel aboard motorcycles have learned these lessons the hard way, if they’ve survived long enough, but now readers of the Motorcycle Touring Bible can learn an easier way; they can learn from author Fred Rau’s mistakes rather than through the school of hard knocks.

The Total Motorcycling Manual

Author: Mark Lindemann
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780992625481
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Filled with practical, hands-on-hints for everyone from weekend road-trippers to serious track-racing aficionados, this manual breaks down what you need to know.

Motorcycling the Right Way

Author: Ken Condon
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1620081881
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Expert motorcyclist and author Ken Condon knows there is a right way to hit the road and track when you’re behind the handlebars. In this new book Motorcycling the Right Way, Condon lays out a basic riding course for motorcyclists who are smart enough to acknowledge that “you don’t know what you don’t know.” In setting forth the keys to riding safely and well, Condon’s method capitalizes on reducing risks and potential crashes and increasing the rider’s ever-improving skills and situational awareness. Filled with readable, useful advice and anecdotes from the road, Motorcycling the Right Way will be welcomed by beginners and returning riders, as well as experienced riders who are interested in learning more on the journey. -Adding new tools to the rider’s bag: multitasking, sensory intelligence, self and situational awareness, risk smarts, visibility, and attitude adjustment -Improving the rider’s ability to perceive danger, size up risks, and mentally prepare for the road -Expert advice on handling the bike, cornering, traction, braking, and turning -A sobering look at crashing and handling the aftermath of an accident -Special sections on dirt riding, group rides, highway riding, nighttime riding, passengers -The right way to avoid hazards and deal with perilous obstacles and road conditions