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Doc Wong Dirt Riding Clinic/Clear Creek Fundraiser Dec 17th & 19th!

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Doc Wong Dirt Riding Clinic/Clear Creek Fundraiser Dec 17th & 19th!

Great News!

We're having a Dirt and Dual-Sport Clinic!! This will also be a Clear Creek Fundraiser to fight the current lawsuit to close Clear Creek!!!!!

Expert riders Phil Douglas of Aftershocks, Joe Wytman of Joe Racer Products and Frank Nye of Engines Only will be our guest instructors. If you haven't experienced these guys, you'll be in for a real treat. Those of you who came to last year's class with him will know what I mean! ;-) It is no understatement that these guys love dirt bike riding!

Kari Prager of California BMW/Triumph will be on had to help out all the larger dual sport bike riders on the big bikes like the GSes, etc.

This Dirt and Dual-Sport Clinic held on two separate days.

Friday evening December 17, 2004 will be a 1 1/2 hour talk followed by the actual ride and coaching on Sunday December 19th at Clear Creek!

Friday night's workshop is a prerequisite to Sunday's ride and drills.

This clinic is for beginners, intermediate riders and advanced riders. For our more experienced riders, Clear Creek offers plenty of challenges!

More experienced ride leader volunteers are needed, so let me know if you'd be willing to lead a group in the afternoon.

Ride leader- volunteers are needed and while Friday night's talk is not limited, Sunday's ride is limited to the first 50 riders only.

Price: $20 donation to the Clear Creek Defence Fund

Expert rider and long time dirt riding buddy, Phil Douglas of Aftershocks will be our guest instructor. If you haven't experienced Phil's teaching, you'll be in for a real treat. Those of you who came to last year's class with him will know what I mean! ;-) It is no understatement that Phil loves to teach dirt bike riding.

TO REGISTER: E-mail me ASAP at: Docwong@aol.com (Sunday is limited to 50 riders)

Here's the scoop on the Dirt Riding Clinic:

Held in two parts:

1. What: Dirt Riding Workshop-Talks and Demonstrations

When: Friday night, 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Where: my clinic in Redwood City

Limit: none

Active Life Medical Center

1391 Woodside Road, Suite 200

Redwood City, CA 94061

(650) 365-7775

2. What: Dirt Ride Drills and then the Dirt Ride based on skill levels.

When: Sunday 9am to 3pm. (We can meet in Tres Pinos for breakfast at Flap Jack's Resturant from 7am and caravan to Clear Creek at that time.)

Where: Clear Creek, actually it's on the Salinas Rambler property, 4 miles past the entrance of Clear Creek!

Limit: 50 riders

To register: Just e-mail me at: docwong@aol.com

Check out my web page at: http://www.docwong.com to get info on past dirt

riding clinics and especially on: "How to Drown and Undrown a Dirtbike" ;-)

This is for anyone with a dirt or dual sport motorcycle. You can bring your

street bike, but it'll probably look like a dirt bike at the end of the day

;-) Actually anyone can attend the dirt talk on Friday night.

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This is a long document so here's a table of contents for your convienance:

1. In office workshop directions and format.

2. Clear Creek directions, meeting times and format.

3 Who is this dirt clinic geared for?

4. What to bring to the dirt ride.

5. How to register for this clinic

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1. IN OFFICE WORKSHOP

This will feature myself and guest expert riders. We will be going over the 12 topics that will make the ride on Sunday meaningful.

Where: Active Life Medical Center

1391 Woodside Road, Ste 200

Redwood City, CA 94061

(650) 365-7775 (directions below)

We will go over the theory of the techniques that we will be practicing at

Clear Creek. You'll also get a chance to ask questions and get answers from

Phil Douglas!

DIRECTIONS TO Active Life Medical Center

From San Francisco (or north of Redwood City):

Go south on Hwy 280 (pass Hwy 92 exit, go another 10 minutes).

Exit Woodside Road (Hwy 84) - turn left off the exit - you'll be going

east on Woodside.

About 1 1/2 miles on your right, on the corner of San Carlos Ave and

Woodside.

You'll see a new 2 story building with our sign Active Life Medical

Park on the street, you'll see all the bikes. Dr. Wong's office is

upstairs above the video store.

From the South Bay:

Go north on Hwy 280, and take the Woodside Road (Hwy 84) exit and

turn right, heading east on Woodside road.

About 1 1/2 miles on your right, on the corner of San Carlos Ave and

Woodside.

You'll see a new 2 story building with our sign Active Life Medical.

Park on the street, you'll see all the bikes. Dr. Wong's office is

upstairs above the video store.

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2. CLEAR CREEK - DRILLS

Transportation of bikes: See me Friday night if you need a ride to Clear Creek or have room in your van, truck or trailor. Most larger dual-sport bikes will have a great time riding down to Clear Creek!

Meeting times:

1. 7am-8am: Breakfast at Tres Pinos, Flap Jack's Resturant till 8am and caravan down to Clear Creek together.

2. 10am-3pm: Clear Creek drills and trail ride. We will seperate into different groups based on skill levels.

Be there in enough time to change into your dirt bike gear.

DIRECTIONS TO HOLLISTER AND Clear Creek

Go South on Hwy 101.

Exit Hwy 25 and take that all the way into Hollister. Hwy 25 will put you onto the main drag of Hollister which is San Benito.

From Hollister continue down the main street (San Benito) for 1/2 mile and you'll see the signs for Hwy 25, just follow the signs (you'll make a quick left and then a right a few blocks away) to Hwy 25.

Go South on Hwy 25, you'll come to Tres Pinos where there is a small gas station and the resturant Flap Jacks. Travel for about 40 miles where Hwy 25 makes a sharp downhill right, you'll see a smaller road that goes straight. That's Coalinga Road.

Take Coalinga Road and go 17 miles. You'll see a little brown sign on your left that says: "Clear Creek-Bureau of Land Management".

Don't turn left there, continue on for about 4 miles and you'll see the Salinas Ramblers property on your left, go thru the gate and you'll be directed to where to go!

FORMAT:

This will be an all day event with 10 seperate topics or techniques with it's

drills and trail ride.

It'll work like this:

At Clear Creek, I'll go over one specific topic. Then you'll ride on the dirt track I've reserved, practicing that technique. We do this until we've done all ten drills! Then in the afternoon, there will be ride leaders taking you to different parts of the park!

Topics:

1. BODY POSITION - where to put your body, weight distribution, foot

pegs, balance--sitting and standing

2. HANDLE BAR CONTROL: input only not bal, hanging

3. HOW TO BE LIGHT ON THE BIKE letting the bike do what it needs to do

and you just guiding it.

4. UP HILL techniques - The easy way and the hard way

5. DOWN HILL techniques - Body position, braking and steering.

6. TURNING in the dirt - use of the pegs to steer.

7. ACCELERATING: use of stomach muscles not handlebars, light pressure

on the bars - standing-use of knees to pinch tank

8. Off CAMBER situations - peg weighting and steering

9. HOW TO MAINTAIN TRACTION IN LOOSE, KNARLY NASTY PLACES:

SLIPPING that clutch - Do bikes have automatic transmissions?

DISCOVER "The magic of a two-stroke. '

10. Keeping that FOOT IN AND NOT OUT.

11. Last but not least: "THE TECHNIQUE" that I'll go over!

12. Advanced rider skills for Clear Creek!

BRING: Food, water, dirt bike or dp bike, BMW GSes are welcome, good

protective gear for the dirt. All bikes must legally registered with a green

sticker or license plate.

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3 WHO'S THIS CLINIC FOR?

It's geared for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Special group for larger DP bikes.

As for type of bike: Any dirt (must have valid green sticker) or DP (must

have valid registration and plate) bike.

You can bring your street bike, but it just may look like a dirt bike by the end of the day! ;-)

Anyone is welcome to come to the evening "Dirt Riding Workshop-Talks and Demonstrations" part of the clinic and is not limited in numbers, however the practical "Dirt Ride Drills and Dirt Ride" part of the clinic is limited to 50 riders.

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4. WHAT TO BRING TO THE DIRT RIDE

(I'll have my mondo blue van there so you can stow your gear if you rode down on your bike!)

A. Snacks, lunch and water.

B. Gear: Minimally have a good helmet, gloves, heavy boots, blue jeans and a long sleeved shirt. Full dirt riding gear is optimal however: Dirt helmet, goggles, chest protector, elbow guards, gloves, knee pads and dirt boots.

C. Mechanical: bike in good order, knobbies will work best, however dual-sport tires will work also. Street bike tires will provide a unique experience! ;-)

D. Tools: You should bring at least a spare set of spark plugs.

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

Doc

Check out the stuff on the Doc Wong (Free) Riding Clinics on my web site! http://www.docwong.com

Note: Photos for "Doc Wong Crashes" and the "Doc Wong Message Board" are now on my web site.

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Hey, welcome to TT, Doc! We've talked about your clinics before here -- good stuff! 😢

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