Riding in Extreme Conditions Part 1: Wind & Rain | From Ducati Monster to Chook Chaser

In this first part of a two part series, we talk to David Hough about riding in high winds and Grant Johnson about rainy weather riding. Also, Chantal Simons has done long distance trips on both a Ducati Monster and a Chook Chaser? And what she's learned is that asking yourself the right questions when faced with a hurdle is what can make the difference in how your trip turns out.


David Hough: Riding in High Winds

Image: David Hough

Image: David Hough

David is a certified motorcycle safety instructor and has taught motorcycle training courses. He's been an influence in the development of courses by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Sidecar/Trike Education Program.
An award winning author, David L. Hough was inducted in to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his lifetime efforts towards motorcycle safety.
David is the author of Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well and other books about safety and riding techniques. His books are available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/David-L.-Hough/e/B001JOWE2I. 


Grant Johnson: Rainy Weather Riding

Image: Grant Johnson | Horizons Unlimited

Image: Grant Johnson | Horizons Unlimited

Grant's vast background includes being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited with his wife, Susan Johnson. Grant has given many talks around the world as part of the HUBB presentations. He's also a co-host on ARR RAW: www.adventureriderradio.com/raw
Horizons Unlimited: www.horizonsunlimited.com


Image: Chantal Simons

Image: Chantal Simons

Chantal Simons: Chick on a Chook Chaser

Chantal Simons has ridden motorcycles in Asia, Europe and Australia. It was the trip around Australia that inspired her to write a book called She'll be right! Tales and Thoughts of a Women's Motorcycle Adventure Down Under. Chantal says that the reason she wrote the book was

to show it isn’t hard to do a trip like this. Some people think you have to be some super hero to travel long distances on a motorbike. But really you just need the will to go and a decent amount of common sense.

Website: http://chickonthechookchaser.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIIRDqmSiS65nEapMCnuOTw

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