Announcing a new Meetup for Doc Wong Riding Clinics-SF Bay Area!
What: Doc Wong Street Riding Clinic
When: July 19,[masked]:00 AM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Next Doc Wong Riding Clinic - July 19, 2009 Sunday!!
You're invited to:
Doc Wong Riding Clinic: "Cornering Confidence - Stable Body Position and Anchor?
Points" Sunday 9am-2:30pm
When: Sunday, July 19, 2009! 9am-2:30pm
Where: Starts at my office, then a 110 mile ride thru the Skyline hills!
****** Active Life Medical Center (Chiropractic and Alternative Care)
****** 1391 Woodside Road, Suite 200
****** Redwood City, CA 94061
How to register: just e-mail me at:?[address removed]
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!
Ride street, ride track, ride dirt, trials.....ride.....well!
Active Life Medical-Chiropractic and Natural Medicine?
1391 Woodside Road, Ste 200, Redwood City, CA (650)[masked]
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The following description was provided by Michael Nelson?[address removed]
Dr. Harry Wong, a prominent Redwood City 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, boots...in 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 at 9 AM. Park underground and go upstairs to the office. 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.
From Dr. Wong's office up 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
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/docwong/calendar/10708906/