Doc Wong Street Riding Clinic - "Smooth Riding - Shifting and Braking"

Next Doc Wong Street Riding Clinic - Dec 16, 2012 Sun!


You're invited to:


Doc Wong Riding Clinic: "Smooth Riding - Shifting and Braking" Sunday 9am-2:30pm


When: Sunday, December 16, 2012! 9am-2:30pm

Where:  Full Motion Chiropractic

Carlmont Shopping Center (Next to Baskin Robbins)

1021 Alameda De Las Pulgas

Belmont, CA 94002

Cost: $0.00


I'm very excited about this month's topic! It's a key topic designed to not only improve your riding skills resulting in a better, smoother and faster rider, but to also make you a safer rider!



Go to: for

--more info of my other motorcycling clinics*

--Back Exercises that I recommend everyone do*

--"Doc Wong Crashes"*


Ride street, ride track, ride dirt, trials.....ride.....well!


Doc Wong

Full Motion Chiropractic

Carlmont Shopping Center

1021 Alameda De Las Pulgas

Belmont, CA 94002



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The following description was provided by Michael Nelson [masked]


Dr. Harry Wong, a prominent Belmont chiropractor and extremely knowledgeable sport rider, is holding a monthly series of MotorcycleRiding Clinics. These seminars are FREE, and consist of a one hour lecture followed by a three hour group ride in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains.


The Doc Wong Riding Clinics are now in it's 15th year!


PURPOSE: Enhance your riding skills, increase your enjoyment, and learn better riding survival reflexes.


TYPE OF MOTORCYCLE: If it has 2 wheels and a motor, you're invited.


SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: The bottom line is that if you can safely negotiate the mountainous roads off Skyline Blvd, then you do have the minimum skills for the ride.  Since these are not fast sport rides, any reasonably competent rider should be able to participate. We recommend that you be comfortable with your bike and knowledgeable about your(and your bike's) limitations and capabilities. If you have been riding for at least six months you've probably got the minimum level ofexpertise required.


EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: A motorcycle in good mechanical condition, helmet,gloves, heavy jacket (leather or heavy material), heavy pants, other words, sensible riding attire. If you show up in shorts, tanktop, Oakley blades and flipflops on your feet, you _may_be invited to go home. You must also have a valid motorcycle license and insurance. Full leathers are encouraged but not required.* You are responsible for your own safety.


WORKSHOP FORMAT: (Each month is a different riding skills topic)


1. Meet at Doc Wong's Chiropractic oiffice in Carlmont Shopping Center at 9 AM. After signing wavers, Doc Wong gives an hour lecture on the day's riding topic. He'll also go over Riding Within Your Abilities, Group Riding, and Road Manners.* You'll be asked to fill out an optional survey for riding feedback and health issues. Then we will be split up into small groups with ride leader volunteers to lead you thru the hills.*


2. The Ride: You can ride at a slower pace, you don't need to feel like you have to keep up with the riders in front of you.


We'll have volunteer ride leaders leading you on the route thru the hills. Those riders will be designated to you prior to beginning theride. As volunteer riders, they are often very willing to help you inany way they can. So feel free to ask them questions on riding, the route, etc.


It's important to approach this whole thing with the right attitude.


If one of the volunteer ride leaders talks to you, it's meant to be constructive criticism and should be taken that way. After all, the purpose of the Clinics is to improve your skills.


We try to ride at a moderate pace, and we hold the speed down on the straights to allow slower riders to catch up. We stop at any intersection where we're turning off to another road and we don'tcontinue until everyone has arrived.


We'll try to make rest stops long enough so that the slower riders will get a rest, too.


Ride Route:*


From Dr. Wong's office up to Woodside Road, up Kings Mountain Road, down Tunitas Creek Road and a short stop at the San Gregorio Road. Continue on Stage Road to the town of Pescadero to Cloverdale, Gazos Creek Road to Hwy 1. Then down Hwy 1 to Davenport for lunch. After lunch, it's south on Highway 1 to Bonny Doone Road, right on Smith Grade to Empire Grade, down Jamison Creek Road to Boulder Creek, then up Hwy 9 to the corner of Hwy 9 and Skyline at the rest stop for a final meeting. After our meeting and bull session, the group breaks up and everyone is on their own.* Hope you can find your way home from there!


Michael Nelson, San Francisco, CA


**Special acknowledgement and thanks to:


Keith Code of California Superbike Schools for his help and guidance and support. The Doc Wong Street Riding Clinics are almost all based on his works. Get his books and tapes on the subject, read them and apply them....your riding will be much better for it!


Helimot Leathers:  The leathers I use and consider the best!


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  • Geoff D.

    Loved the format--brief classroom session to get you thinking about how to be a better, smoother rider, followed by an opportunity to practice. Mostly, it was a nice opportunity to ride with some enjoyable folks!

    December 18, 2012

  • Joseph S.

    Another ride in paradise. Sorry for leaving so early. Totally forgot about dinner I was supposed to attend, celebrating my grand daughter.

    December 18, 2012

  • Vince

    First class, as always! Slick group and even slicker roadways. We need to request that the county stop repairing China Grade Rd ;) Thanks Doc!

    December 17, 2012

  • Jeff

    We had some wet roads today. The ride proved to be an adventure. Doc Wong is always a pleasure to ride with.

    December 16, 2012

  • Morten N.

    Hehe, me and the GS are ready regardless of weather or surface condition. Looking forward to it!! :D

    December 14, 2012

    • Doc W.

      Cool, see you Sunday! Definitely going to be fun!

      December 14, 2012

  • Doc W.

    This should be an awesomely fun day! There'll be some rain, unfortunately not much, but enough to make it wet! Just have some anti-fog for your face shield and perhaps a simple rain jacket that you can buy at any store. That will keep you dry and warm. Unfortunately it's certainly not enough wind, rain or mud to call this Sunday a Doc Wong Monsoon Riding Clinic though! ;-)

    Oh yes, the topic will include "Techniques on How To Ride in the Rain!!!"

    December 14, 2012

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