Proficient Motorcycling

The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

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Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484672

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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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.”

Long Way Down

Von Schottland nach Kapstadt

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Author: Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492956939

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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Ewan McGregor und sein Kumpel Charley Boorman wollen es noch einmal wissen: Nach ihrem abenteuerlichen Trip rund um die Welt geht es dieses Mal vom nördlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens, dem kleinen Nest John O’Groats in den schottischen Highlands, südwärts bis nach Kapstadt in Südafrika. Das ganz große Abenteuer beginnt, als die beiden die gepflegten Teerstraßen Europas hinter sich lassen. In Afrika erwarten sie– neben der überwältigenden Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen– Sandstürme (Libyen), üble Offroadpisten (Kenia), Schlammschlachten (Äthiopien) und ein rasender Elefant, der McGregor nach dem Leben trachtet (Botswana). Ein weiteres Roadmovie voller Risiken, Überraschungen und unvergesslicher Begegnungen.

The Women's Guide to Motorcycling

Everything a Woman Needs to Know About Bikes, Equipment, Riding, and Safety

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Author: Lynda Lahman

Publisher: Lumina Media

ISBN: 1620082101

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of motorcycle owners are women and that close to 25 percent of motorcycle riders are women. While it’s still a male-dominated field, the number of female bikers has increased by more than 25 percent in just five years, showing that women have a strong presence on two wheels. In The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling, author Lynda Lahman, herself a motorcycle owner and rider, provides a comprehensive look at motorcycling techniques, street smarts, and safety concerns while addressing female-specific challenges as well as issues that all bikers face from a female point of view. INSIDE The Women’s Guide to Motorcycling Anecdotes from female motorcycle enthusiasts, riders, and owners, including the author’s own story Women as a growing presence among riders, including notable names of the past and present Motorcycle skills from basic to advanced, appropriate for bikers of all levels of experience and expertise The physical and mental aspects of riding Considerations for choosing a bike, such as seat height and weight distribution, and female-appropriate gear A primer on proper maintenance and dealing with mechanical problems Different types of riding, such as sport, racing, touring, long distance, and off road Getting more out of the sport through involvement in clubs, forums, charity events, and mentoring new riders

The Savvy Guide to Motorcycles

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Author: Shirley Duglin Kennedy

Publisher: Indy Tech Publishing

ISBN: 9780790613161

Category: Transportation

Page: 251

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Librarian by day but motorcyclist enthusiast and expert whenever possible, Kennedy demystifies the hobby in a very savvy way. She covers choosing a motorcycle, rules-of-the road, training, maintenance, etiquette and more.

Mastering the Ride

More Proficient Motorcycling, 2nd Edition

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Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080192

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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Best-selling author David Hough is the anti-bad ass of motorcyclists, a serious down-to-earth master of two- (and three-) wheeled street rods who is interested in the safety and road smarts of his fellow motorcyclists. Mastering the Ride is his follow-up book to one that put him on the map, Proficient Motorcycling, and it goes one better. For motorcyclists ready to take their rides to the next level, Mastering the Ride is an exhilarating course in skills, safety, and common sense. Hough’s writing style is straightforward and conversational, never professorial, preachy, or boring. With instructional color photographs and drawings, the book covers improving the rider’s skills of speed and passing on superslabs, mountain roads, and city streets; anticipating and handling street and road hazards, from treacherous tar snakes to lane-weaving drivers; and learning the limits of sight distances, executing quick stops at sudden hazards as well as curves. The book devotes two full chapters to the skills involved in mastering cornering, with specific advice about rolling on and off the throttle, shifting, braking, countersteering, body steering and positioning, and cornering lines. In the chapter “Mastering the Art of Conspicuity,” Hough recommends riders understand and employ conspicuity, that is understanding how motorcyclists and car drivers see their surroundings and getting others to see you on the road by use of hi-viz clothing, LED lights, and other gear. The key to safety rests in increased situational awareness—the topic of the next chapter—the ability to predict how road events will unfold by thinking through the possibilities way before a potential hazard presents itself. Thanks to Hough’s direct and specific instructions to riders for what they need to know, to improve, to avoid, and to do every time they get on their bikes, this chapter and the skills it describes are nothing short of life-saving. In short, Mastering the Ride is a crash course in how not to crash—that is, after all is read and done, what every motorcyclists must avoid for his own life and the lives of others on the road. As Eric Trow, a motorcycle safety journalist and instructor states on the back cover, “Mastering the Ride should be required reading for every road-going motorcyclist and become the companion of any rider serious about advancing his or her road craft.” Voni Glaves, the record-setting million-mile BMW rider, is a long-time Hough fan who relied on Hough’s “wisdom” back in the 1970s when the author was a columnist. “The latest from David brings together his years of experience and his unique analysis to make the case for mastery in a conversational way that makes [Mastering the Ride] impossible to put down. The breadth and depth of the information…is astounding.” A section on the aging rider, including ways to compensate for older riders’ slower reaction times and readapting their skills, is included in the appendix, as is a travelogue of Hough’s road trips to some of his favorite locations. A glossary, resources section, and index complete the book.

More Proficient Motorcycling

Mastering the Ride

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Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484680

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Written as a stand-alone or follow-up to David L. Hough’s wildly successful duo, "Proficient Motorcycling" and "Street Strategies," this book contains invaluable lessons for avoiding nasty accidents. Presenting new tips and topics geared toward protecting riders from road dangers with a special focus on mental and physical preparedness. Diagrams, examples, plain talk, and Hough’s practical attitude make this one of the most accessible guides available.

Visionäre der Programmierung

die Sprachen und ihre Schöpfer

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Author: Federico Biancuzzi,Shane Warden

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3897219344

Category: Computer algorithms

Page: 485

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In Visionare der Programmierung - Die Sprachen und ihre Schopfer werden exklusive Interviews mit den Entwicklern von historischen wie auch von hoch aktuellen Programmiersprachen veroffentlicht. In dieser einzigartigen Zusammenstellung erfahren Sie uber die Hintergrunde, die zu den spezifischen Design-Entscheidungen in den Programmiersprachen gefuhrt haben und uber die ursprungliche Ziele, die die Entwickler im Kopf hatten, als sie eine neue Programmiersprache entwarfen. Ebenso konnen Sie lesen, wieso Abweichungen zum ursprunglichen Design entstanden und welchen Einflu die jeweilige Sprache auf die heutige Softwareentwicklung noch besitzt. Adin D. Falkoff: APL Thomas E. Kurtz: BASIC Charles H. Moore: FORTH Robin Milner: ML Donald D. Chamberlin: SQL Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger und Brian Kernighan: AWK Charles Geschke und John Warnock: PostScript Bjarne Stroustrup: C++ Bertrand Meyer: Eiffel Brad Cox und Tom Love: Objective-C Larry Wall: Perl Simon Peyton Jones, Paul Hudak, Philip Wadler und John Hughes: Haskell Guido van Rossum: Python Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo und Roberto Ierusalimschy: Lua James Gosling: Java Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson und James Rumbaugh: UML Anders Hejlsberg: Delphi-Entwickler und fuhrender Entwickler von C#

Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters

Build and Outfit Your Life-Saving Escape

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Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569759979

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Hell's Angels

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Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364109724X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Wenn einer wirklich über die Hells Angels schreiben darf, dann Hunter S. Thompson »Der harte Kern, die Outlaw-Elite, das waren die Hells Angels.« Für seinen brisanten Insiderbericht über den Aufstieg der Hells Angels zur größten und berüchtigtsten Motorradgang der Welt nahm Thompson Mitte der sechziger Jahre über ein Jahr lang am exzessiven, gewalttätigen und freiheitsliebenden Leben der Angels teil. Das Kultbuch, das Hunter S. Thompson bekannt machte – jetzt zur Debatte als Neuausgabe.

Latinoamericana

Tagebuch einer Motorradreise 1951/52

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Author: Che Guevara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: South America

Page: 172

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Hades

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Author: Alexandra Adornetto

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644477213

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Der finstere Jake Thorn ist zurück in Venus Cove, und er hat nur eins im Sinn: den Engel Bethany endlich für sich zu gewinnen. Geschickt lockt er sie in eine Falle und entführt sie in sein Reich – Hades, die Hölle. Dort schlägt er ihr einen schrecklichen Handel vor: Wenn Bethany als seine Geliebte bei ihm bleibt, will er Xavier verschonen – ansonsten muss er sterben. Wie soll Bethany ein solches Opfer bringen, wenn es bedeutet, für immer von Xavier getrennt sein zu müssen? Und wie lange kann ein Engel überhaupt in der Hölle überleben? «Ein unbeschreiblich schönes Buch. Lesen!» wondersbuecherkiste.blogspot.com «Großes Kopfkino!» lesegenuss.blogspot.de «... ein Genuss!» Publishers Weekly

Indian

America's First Motorcycle Company

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Author: Darvin Holmstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613040083

Category:

Page: 224

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Die englische Freundin

Roman

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Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641127823

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Als die Sklavenfrage Amerika entzweite – ein großer Frauenroman von Bestsellerautorin Tracy Chevalier Die junge Quäkerin Honor verlässt 1850 aus Liebeskummer ihre Heimat, um in Amerika ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft wird sie von einer harten Realität eingeholt, die Frage der Sklaverei spaltet die Nation. Zu ihrer einzigen Vertrauten wird die temperamentvolle Hutmacherin Belle. Dass sich ausgerechnet der Sklavenjäger Donovan für Honor interessiert, bringt sie in eine schwierige Lage, und sie muss sich zwischen schönen Worten und mutigem Handeln entscheiden.