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Doc Wong Street Riding Clinic

Next Doc Wong Street Riding Clinic - March 21, 2010 Sunday!!

You're invited to:

Doc Wong Riding Clinic: "Cornering Confidence - The Steering Input" Sunday 9am-2:30pm

When: Sunday, March 21, 2010! 9am-2:30pm
Where: Starts at my office, then a 110 mile ride thru the Skyline hills!
****** Wong Chiropractic (Chiropractic for Children and Adults)
****** 1391 Woodside Road, Suite 200
****** Redwood City, CA 94061
How to register: just e-mail me at: [masked]
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
Chiropractor for Children and Adults
1391 Woodside Road, Ste 200, Redwood City, CA

To get the latest announcements on my Riding Clinics subscribe to the Doc-Ride Mail-list!

Go to:* http://www.micapeak.c...

The following description was provided by Michael Nelson [masked]

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, 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.

Ride Route:*

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
**Special acknowledgement and thanks to:

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

Gary Jaehne for his contributions on the Suspension clinics and in his book: "Sportbiking:* The Real World"....great reading.

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

Aftershocks Suspension where I take my suspension! http://www.aftershock...

Repsol oils, the Moto GP oils that I now exclusively use on all my bikes!

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  • A former member
    A former member


    March 23, 2010

  • Tim M.

    Another great ride, and obviously a topic I need to improve on, expecially if I'm going to lead a fast group 2. I was feeling 'off' that day, and it was because I was not getting on the gas, a bad habit that I've had through the years. And, it didn't help that I got stuck in neutral going down Jamison Creek. Next month will be better, because I will get to practice two topics!

    March 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've attended most of the Doc Wong's clinics for the past 18 months. As a result, my riding has improved dramatically. I ride smoother, safer and, oh yes, quicker. Each monthly ride focuses on a specific riding skill, with Doc giving a lecture on the skill, then the group practicing that skill on a ride in back roads of the Santa Cruz mountains. For the ride the larger group is broken into smaller groups of around 10 riders of similar skill level. The ride is challenging and fun. The attendees are a diverse group and are welcoming and inclusive. In sum, I feel taking a day a month to focus on improving riding skills and safety is time well spent.

    March 22, 2010

  • Dave L.

    Well conducted and safe ride.

    March 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Doc Wong's sincere enthusiam to help fellow motorcyclists become more proficient and safer riders was the most impressive aspect of his leading this clinic. His wealth of knowledge is also noteworthy. His sense of humor was calming and helped instill a sense of confidence even before the ride had actually begun.

    March 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The group I was in was a little large, luckily we had Gary there to help split it up. I rode away with some good things to work on, oh how I wish there was some one on one stuff.....LOL

    March 21, 2010

  • Doc W.

    Thanks Solomon for helping out! Riders really appreciate your help and encouragement.

    March 17, 2010

  • Doc W.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone and doing the ride again! This always gives me a chance to practice the drills of the day, improving my riding!

    March 17, 2010

  • Solomon

    If you are new or just like to take it really slow, please introduce yourself to me. I'm best recognized as the guy in blue Yamaha leathers with a camera sticking out of his helmet.

    I'll be sweeping the last group, and you should have no fear about what speed you move at, as I am prepared to go at the slowest person's speed.

    Just don't feel pressured to catch up to the people in front of you, and stay on the right side of the road :)

    Keep the shiny side up!

    - Solomon

    March 7, 2010

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