Here's what readers are saying about Packing Light, Packing
"Mehren is the guru of motorcycle packing."
Andy Cherney - senior editor, Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
"PLPR demonstrates how riders can travel lighter, why packing
less is more and what to do with all that new found space... PLPR combines practical wisdom and seasoned experience into a book
that many riders would benefit from reading..."
Sean Coker, Friction Zone
"I don't know anyone who is more serious about motorcycling gear than
David Hough, Author of Proficient Motorcycling
"The new rider could not go wrong with most of the suggestions in the
book. They may not learn a lot about the whys but there are practical
answers to meet their needs. If they purchase based on Mehren’s
recommendations they will have good gear that will last a long time.
Seasoned riders often have definite ideas about what they want from
gear and the experience to back it up. What they often lack is
familiarity with new products available to them when they need to
replace or upgrade gear. They will find excellent options in here also."
Morning Reads, BMW Motorcycle Owners of America
"My book arrived today. At only 96 pages it seems like it would
be a quick read, but it's so packed full of tips, I'm gonna take it a
few pages at a time and review my gear over the winter. Thanks for
some great info."
Terry S. - Snohomish, WA
"Sound RIDER! has always proven to be a good place to get touring
information. Your book is a nice extension to the editorial you
already provide. Keep up the great work!"
Rick K. - Aspen, CO
"The SR! notations seemed to make it look more like an informative
catalog than a book, but in hindsight it's nice to know that so many of
the items are available from one source."
Jeff G. - Portland, OR
"I ride 10,000 to 20,000 miles each year. I was skeptical if
the book would actually teach me something new. In fact it taught
me a lot I didn't know, especially about clothing."
Cory S. - Bellevue, WA
"I didn't know Tom's cats actually run his back office."
Jimmy B. - Sun Valley, ID
Other books we like
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Touring - Greg Frazier
The popularity of motorcycle tour riding
is increasing steadily, but riders taking off on extended trips must
realize there are unique hazards they can face when riding without
support far from home. This book is a comprehensive "how-to-tour" guide
that includes information on how to plan, what to pack, how to make
emergency roadside motorcycle repairs, how to develop a "personal safety
net" for when things go wrong, and how best to avoid having things go
The World - Greg Frazier
World tourer Greg Frazier has been self publishing books for over a
decade. Bow Tie Press (publishers of David Hough’s Street Strategies and
Proficient Motorcycling series) have brought Frazier on-board to publish
one of his most important books to date. Inside Frazier shares his
experiences, opinions and personality as he traces his adventures over
four trips around the world. How to pack, how to route, various road
conditions by country and heaps of wisdom provide food for thought for
the dreamers that are contemplating a long adventure on two wheels.
Camping Made Easy - Bob Woofter
If you are thinking of piling your mountian of gear onto the back seat
of two wheels and heading out across this great land we strongly urge
you to jump all over this book lest you have a gaggle of experience.
Those of us who have been doing it for years will find affirmation to our
ways of doing things. Those who have no experience consider this your
workbook. Woofter has written wonderful lists of what to take and
described the gears usefulness and uselessness from a bikers point of
view. If you are an old hand you'll still learn a few new tricks - If
you are new to the sport....GET IT!!
Sound RIDER! Guide to Motorcycling in the Columbia River Gorge
- Tom Mehren
Get ready to discover the Northwest’s premier world-class
motorcycling destination. Wild twisties & sweepers, stunning terrain,
incredible views, favorable weather and more await you in the historic
Columbia River Gorge. An area with a long history that begins before the
last Ice Age, the Gorge today is a playground for motorcyclists from all
over the world. Whether you ride a cruiser, sportbike, street standard,
touring bike, dualsport, maxi-scooter or sidecar, the Gorge has
something for everybody. Inside you’ll get tips on traveling
through the area on two wheels, wisdom about weather, roads,
accommodations, things to see and do, and best of all a series of ride
ideas routed by the author, Tom Mehren. You’ll also get insight into the
history of the Columbia River Gorge and learn about how it came to be
the top notch riding region it is today.
Now in its 2nd edition, featuring more rides, maps and an entirely
new 30 page
dualsport guide complete with ride ideas and maps you can't find
101 - Dave Preston
Whether buying your first motorcycle or your tenth; whether you've years
of riding experience or have yet to take that first tremulous ride, the
world of motorcycling is a fascinating place - full of excitement,
experiences, sensations, facts, figures, joy, myths, and misconceptions.
Motorcycle 101 will help you sort it all out, so that you can make
choices based on a reasoned assessment of all that is out there.
Motorcycle 101 gives you options, but doesn't talk down to you or
dictate what kind of bike you "have" to ride, or how. Once you've
digested the contents, you'll be prepared to follow the author down a
long and winding road full of all sorts of adventures. In Dave's case,
that's a ride that's been going on for 37 years, and is nowhere near
Proficient Motorcycling - David
Whether you want to blast around twisty mountain roads, ride through
miles of desert, just commute to work, or take a weekend long group
ride, Proficient Motorcycling will make your trip that much better when
you learn the many skills provided within. Aggressive drivers,
construction zones and the neighbors dog are all here plus more. With
amusing antidotes, helpful instruction, and detailed photographs and
diagrams, author David Hough teaches you how to develop your riding
skills and avoid pitfalls so you can make it to your destination in one
piece and have fun.
Proficient Motorcycling - David Hough
Following in the tracks of Proficient Motorcycling's success come
More Proficient Motorcycling. Offering new situations, practical
instruction, and fresh photographs and diagrams, More Proficient
Motorcycling teaches you how to keep yourself - and your bike safe from
hidden risks and potentially harmful situations. Author David Hough
helps you negotiate the road better than you ever have before, by
covering a wider variety of motorcycling topics, from fine-tuning your
skills to traveling tactics to safe motorcycle maintenance. He also
details ways to control your machine as well as emphasizes how mental
preparation can help you control the situation around you.
Strategies - David Hough
The perfect companion to Proficient Motorcycling, Street Strategies
is a unique collection of street riding savvy gleaned from years of
real-life motorcycling. Each page serves as a reminder about a specific
hazard and a short lesson designed to help readers avoid an accident.
Perfect for the novice and expert alike.
& Recreation Atlases - Benchmark Press
These are the ones to own!! The 3rd edition of these Road & Recreation
Atlas' has been thoroughly revised and improved, with better road
detail, expanded features, and refined Landscape Maps imagery. Over
10,000 miles were driven by field-checkers to completely update the
atlas. More roads have been classified and hundreds of other
recreational details have been added. These are the only atlas' we know
of that show "seasonal road closures" making it a must for dual sporters
and off-roaders. Both have a useful GPS grid, generous page overlap, and
an easy, intuitive page layout.