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    (SF Bay Area) Doc Wong Longer Distance Motorcycle Touring Clinic! - July 14, Friday!

    Doc Wong Longer Distance Motorcycle Touring Clinic! - July 14, Friday at 6:30PM!

    You're invited to: Doc Wong Longer Distance Motorcycle Touring Clinic!




    What: Doc Wong Longer Distance Motorcycle Touring Clinic!
    When: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 6:30PM
    Where: Doc Wong’s Chiropractic Office, 1021 Alameda de las Pulgas in Belmont (In the Carlmont Shopping Center next to Baskin Robbins)



    We love to ride, it refreshes us and helps give us a fresh outlook in
    our lives. Friends are made, rides enjoyed and adventurous experiences
    abound!

    Our SF Bay Area gives us some wonderful riding opportunities locally
    for some wonderful day rides. But how about longer overnight rides? A weekend
    trip? A week long trip cross country? How about riding into a different
    country? Alaska? Mexico? or South America?



    Topics covered are:

    How to prepare for a trip:
    Trip Planning:
    How to Pack for a trip (clothing, safety and repair gear)
    Maximizing Comfort
    Riding gear
    Seat pads

    Bikes, setup and modifications for touring
    Spare parts, tools
    Type of bikes needed
    Auxillary lights
    Windshields
    Do's and Dont's, Best Practices
    How much riding experience do you need?
    Road noise, helmets, ear buds, music?
    Hard or soft bags?
    Heated clothing?
    Bringing computers and cameras.
    Maintenance while on the trip? Tires, repairs, services?

    Going Solo?
    Going with a group, finding other riders to ride with
    Radio communications?

    How to avoid misunderstandings and upsets on group tours creating a wonderful experience for all.

    Issues While Riding:

    Pain and discomfort
    Maintaining concentration and focus
    Handling fatigue

    Body position, foot peg positions
    Throttle locks
    Eating and Bathroom Breaks
    Security of parking your bike overnight
    Navigation
    Dealing with hazards, deer, etc.
    Fatigue, dozing off, zoning out

    What to do about:

    Long days, hot, cold, windy and rainy day riding strategies
    Emergency Repairs, flats, other mechanical
    Emergencies: SPOT, GPS
    Preparing for the unexpected
    State law differences for motorcyclists
    Unwritten Laws
    Rain, bugs
    Risks of night riding

    How to handle; stiffness, soreness, cramps and pain while riding. Food, hydration, electrolytes, etc







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

    Doc Wong
    Chiropractic for Children and Adults
    1021 Alameda de las Pulgas (In Carlmont Shopping Center next to Baskin Robbins)
    Belmont, CA 94002*(650) 365-7775
    (Free initial consultations available to riders for health problems, just e-mail me at docwong@aol.com)

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

    (See the new article on Doc Wong in Cycle World! - http://www.cycleworld.com/doc-wong-m...ve-reasons-why)

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    Re: (SF Bay Area) Doc Wong Longer Distance Motorcycle Touring Clinic! - July 14, Frid

    This clinic is next week!
    Ride well! Doc Wong www.docwong.com

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    Re: (SF Bay Area) Doc Wong Longer Distance Motorcycle Touring Clinic! - July 14, Frid

    This would be an interesting clinic to attend. I have done many, many long trips. The only out of country one was to Alaska.

    My tip: Don't be locked into a schedule. Don't be in a hurry. And ONLY get reservations for places the book out early (like Grand Canyon NP).

    See signature of some of the bigger rides.

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    Re: (SF Bay Area) Doc Wong Longer Distance Motorcycle Touring Clinic! - July 14, Frid

    Awesome advice, much appreciated. In fact, if you'd like to share the experience of your tours and knowledge, I'd welcome it. We can set up a separate date for this and I'm sure riders will appreciate it.

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    Re: (SF Bay Area) Doc Wong Longer Distance Motorcycle Touring Clinic! - July 14, Frid

    Quote Originally Posted by docwong View Post
    Awesome advice, much appreciated. In fact, if you'd like to share the experience of your tours and knowledge, I'd welcome it. We can set up a separate date for this and I'm sure riders will appreciate it.
    Thanks for the offer Harry. Oregon is home and I don't have any extra vacation time left to come down to the Bay area.

    I still check Pashnit every few days hoping others would post more. There are so many lurkers that could be sharing their info and rides.

    So if someone has questions; post away.

    Another tip: Use a small compression stuff sack for your clothing. Have a plastic bag to separate the clean from the dirty.

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