Mastering the Ride

Author: David L. Hough
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781620080191
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Transportation

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.

Shifting Gears at 50

Author: Philip Buonpastore
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781937049768
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Transportation

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.”

Street Rider s Guide

Author: David L. Hough
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781620081723
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Transportation

A completely revised and updated edition of David Hough’s successful book Street Strategies, the all-new Street Rider’s Guide spells out safety tactics for motorcycle riders looking to get the most out of their favorite hobby…for as long as possible. Covering topics from A to Z, Street Rider’s Guide is the new go-to handbook for motorcyclists who want quick solutions to nearly 100 commonly encountered obstacles and road challenges, what safety experts like Hough call increasing a rider’s “situational awareness.” As Hough writes in the introduction, “…the most important way to avoiding crashes is to figure out what’s happening.” While many books exist on the market for riders looking to improve their ride or get better control of their bikes, no book out there is dedicated to helping riders develop their situational awareness, which is the most critical skill a rider can have. INSIDE STREET RIDER’S GUIDE Alphabetically arranged topics from “Alley Acumen” to “Zone Woes” Short descriptions of over 80 critical situations selected by the author Expert tips about how to recognize oncoming hazards and how to avoid them Each entry accompanied by a color photograph to illustrate real-life situation

12 Rules For Life

Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641239848
Release Date: 2018-10-29
Genre: Social Science

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Total Control

Author: Lee Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760343449
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

911

Author: Ulf Poschardt
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608105810
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Social Science

Der Porsche 911 ist ein einzigartiges Symbol für die grenzenlose Sehnsucht nach absoluter Überschreitung. Ulf Poschardt umkreist den 911er als Phänomen der Zeit-, Kultur-, Technik- und Designgeschichte und bekennt seine Liebe zur persönlichen Autonomie auf vier Rädern. Jerry Seinfeld fährt ihn, Boris Johnson bewundert ihn, Volker Schlöndorff hasst ihn und Andreas Baader hat ihn sogar gestohlen. Der Porsche 911 bewegt die Welt. In Deutschland von manchen als Bonzenschale verachtet, gilt er in den USA als Lieblingsauto des -linksliberalen Intellektuellen. Der 911er wurde nicht nur von einer der faszinierendsten und umstrittensten Unternehmerfamilien erfunden, er verfügt auch über eine unvergleichliche technische Genese. Zudem ist er ein glänzendes Beispiel einer Designtradition, die in »form follows function« kein modisches Dogma sieht, sondern Ausdruck schwäbischen Pragmatismus war. Ulf Poschardt legt den Porschefahrer auf die Couch und stellt fest, dass ein bisschen Narzissmus schon okay ist. In diesem Sinne: Nicht alle können und müssen Porsche fahren, aber das »Lebensgefühl 911er« als Geste der Freiheit und des Mutes, alles zu geben, ist für jeden da.

Auf Schneeschuhen durch Gr nland 1894

Author: Fridtjof Nansen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783954274970
Release Date: 2016-08-19
Genre: Transportation

Mit der berühmten Grönland-Expedition, durchgeführt in den Jahren 1888 und 1889, gelang Nansen erstmals der Beweis, dass Grönland vollständig mit Eis überzogen ist. Dieses von ihm selbst verfasste Buch über die Expedition aus dem Jahre 1894 war seinerzeit eine Sensation und ist auch heute noch an Authentizität schwer zu überbieten.

Banana Airlines

Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3404157230
Release Date: 2007
Genre:


Zur ck nach Tara

Author: Kate Alcott
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783458741749
Release Date: 2015-12-06
Genre: Fiction

Hollywood, 1938. Der Himmel leuchtet grell orangerot, Gebäude gehen in Flammen auf, Menschen eilen aufgeregt durcheinander. Eine junge Frau bahnt sich einen Weg durch die Menge, auf der Suche nach keinem Geringeren als David O. Selznick. Gerade jetzt, als der in Culver City ein Flammeninferno inszeniert – und damit die Dreharbeiten zum aufsehenerregendsten Filmprojekt aller Zeiten einläutet: Vom Winde verweht. Julie ist noch nicht lange hier, in der sagenumwobenen Stadt voll Glitzer und Glamour, umjubelter Filmstars und skandalöser Partys. Sie will Drehbücher schreiben, doch noch ist sie nur eine kleine Schreibkraft in Selznicks Produktionsfirma. Nie hätte sie sich träumen lassen, dass sie mitten hineingerät in die dramatische Liebesgeschichte von Scarlett und Rhett, die ganz Amerika aufseufzen ließ. Und nicht nur das: Auch die Affäre von Selznicks Star Clark Gable mit der Femme fatale Carole Lombard wird mit einem Mal Julies ganz persönliche Angelegenheit ... Zurück nach Tara öffnet die Türen zum alten Hollywood, wirft mit der abenteuerlustigen Julie einen Blick hinter die Kulissen und taucht ein in die schillernde und abenteuerliche Welt zwischen Filmset und Blitzlichtgewitter.

Der Mann von funfzig Jahren

Author: Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783843090209
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Fiction

Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Der Mann von funfzig Jahren. Novelle Entstanden im Juni 1807. Erstdruck 1817 in »Cottas Taschenbuch für Damen«. In der hier wiedergegebenen Fassung erstmals erschienen in »Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre«, 1829. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Goethes Werke. Hamburger Ausgabe in 14 Bänden. Textkritisch durchgesehen und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Erich Trunz, Hamburg: Christian Wegener, 1948 ff. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Johann Friedrich Bury, Porträt des Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (im Alter von fünfzig Jahren). Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.