The comprehensive guide to safe, efficient and enjoyable scooter riding.
Two years ago, I set out to write what I hoped would become the definitive guide to safe riding written specifically for the scooter rider.
While there are books written for motorcyclists in general, none addressed the particular concerns and challenges faced by scooter riders. None were written solely with the scooter rider in mind.
Drawing on my years of motorcycle training and teaching, and coupled with my thirty-five years of real-world experience applying these techniques when riding scooters and motorcycles in both urban and rural environments in many countries, I set out to address that deficiency.
With over 186 pages of information, and 78 illustrations, “Proficient Scootering” takes the reader through the basics of scooter operation and control, through to advanced techniques. Techniques which will not only help to make you safer, but to help you make better progress on the road and to enhance your riding enjoyment by the sheer pleasure of doing something well.
“Proficient Scootering” introduces “The System for Safe Scooter Riding” – a specific system to apply during all your riding activities, along with many hints and tips that will help you every time that you ride. It expands on some of the topics covered in the ScootSafely blog, and introduces others. Topics include:
- Observation Skills
- Positioning for maximum view and visibility
- Efficient and safe Cornering
- Limit Point Analysis – let the road tell you how to corner
- The System for Safe Scooter Riding
- APE – the system for ride planning and hazard anticipation
- Dealing with road hazards, animals and bad weather
- Group riding
- And much more…
“I became aware of your new Proficient Scootering book yesterday
through a post on the website of a scooter club to which I belong. I
immediately purchased the IBooks version and have read through most of
it. You have done a masterful job! I come from the motorcycling world
and had to learn the subtle nuances of scootering. Your book captures
these precisely. My GTS 250 also has a part time home on the back of
my motorhome! Thanks for helping to keep we scooterists safer and more
James Bullied, Ontario, Canada
“This is a very well written book. It is structured nicely and while being entertaining drives home important safety principles.”
Andy Duluth (Amazon)
“I found this to be an excellent resource for scooter safety. The approach to defensive driving is simple and clear. I have read similar books for motorcycle riding, but had to weed through much of the material.”
Paul S Arnold (Amazon)
A very usefull book that should be read by all scooter owners BEFORE they buy one and get on the public roads. Frankly, I don’t understand why this topics which are presented here are not mandatory during the license exam in all countries… It would only benefit to all the road users.
Adrian Dragomir (Amazon)
Motorcycle Mastery – Advanced Techniques for the Smart Rider
Although, of course, much of good riding techniques apply equally to both scooters and motorcycles, there are some aspects which apply specifically to each.
For this reason, and not wishing to leave my motorcycle riding friends out, I undertook to write a book specifically for motorcyclists.
“Motorcycle Mastery” is aimed at the rider who wishes to take his or her riding to a highly-tuned level.
It is divided into two sections: “Control”, which covers basic, but sound aspects of machine control, before moving onto the main section of the book: “Proficiency”. The proficiency section introduces more advanced techniques, introduces the System for Safe Motorcycling, and offers countless techniques for truly honing your skills to an advanced level. It is my hope that in “Motorcycle Mastery”, even the most experienced rider will find much of value.
“Motorcycle Mastery” is available as an e-book for the major e-book readers, and will shortly be released in a print edition. E-book links are shown below:
Buying Your First Scooter – Which Scooter to Buy.
Are you thinking of buying your first scooter? Do you know someone who is thinking about buying a scooter?
From the author of the ScootSafely.com blog comes the first-time buyer’s guide to choosing your first motor scooter.
This new e-book discusses the types of scooters available on the market today – including upcoming trends and developments.
It helps you become informed about your choices, and guides you through the process of deciding which scooter is right for you – given your intended usage, and preferences.
It guides you through the most important decisions to be made when considering your first scooter purchase, including:
- Engine Size – including what speeds you should expect to achieve, and estimated fuel economy.
- Body Style
- Wheel Size, and how that affects the handling.
- Carrying Capacity
- The various manufacturers, countries of origin, and what you need to look for, and avoid, with each.
- Advice on buying new or used, and useful tips to protect yourself if you decide to go the used route.
- Licensing requirements with links to where you can find specific information in your location.
- Clothing and accessories for your new scooter – with, of course, an emphasis on safety!
- And More…
As an added bonus, purchase of this book includes access to a free online wizard, which will guide you to specific makes and models you should consider.
All for just: $3.99!
Also available for your Kindle!