The first book of its kind aimed directly at the scooter rider. This comprehensive manual takes the reader through basic skills to advanced concepts for riding your scooter safely and efficiently.
Written by an advanced motorcycle instructor who is a keen scooter rider himself, and packed with helpful illustrations, Proficient Scootering addresses the particular challenges that a scooter rider faces, and presents a thorough, common-sense system for being the best and, most importantly, the safest scooter rider you can be.
Positioning for maximum view and visibility
The system for scooter safety
Dealing with hazards and bad weather
And much more…
Good guide for scootering
Overall, good reference for riding safely. Covers good riding safety tips that should be reviewed repeatedly regardless of experience. Clearly written.
I do wish he had covered the maxi-scoots as well as these are gaining in popularity.
The one area not covered are techniques needed because scoots have an automatic transmission and no clutch. Motorcyclists use the clutch particularly to keep control with slow speed maneuvers, e.g., U-turns. Scooterists need to add rear brake while keeping RPMs up to control speed while keeping power to the rear wheel. No power to rear wheel when in slow speed turns can easily result in kissing the pavement.