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    Special Doc Wong / Keith Code Riding Clinic "Sunday December 11th

    Hi, I'm super excited!

    So, the December 11, 2005 "Doc Wong Riding Clinic" will be a very special one indeed!!

    It's a done deal...Keith Code is confirmed!!! E-mail me at Docwong@aol.com
    NOW! to get on the list.

    The number of riders IS limited. You may or may not know, but the Riding Clinic with Keith Code is the only one where reservations ARE REQUIRED.

    If you've volunteered and helped at any of my clinics or other activities, please let me know when you register. You'll get a higher priority for this reservation!

    I'll also need help big time, so let me know if you can help out that day. I need people to lead groups, direct parking traffic, and do registration.

    Doc Wong Riding Clinic - Featuring Keith Code!
    When: Sunday December 11, 2005 8:30am (not 8am as in the regular clinics) to 3pm
    Where: We start at my clinic as usual
    Ride routes, lunch and drilling location: (undisclosed for now)
    Cost: $20 to cover expenses.

    Keith Code will be the guest instructor of my next "Dr. Wong's Riding Clinic"
    This will be a very special event. Keith will first give a very special 1 hour lecture! He has isolated individual control actions to riding and will share his new insights with you! As the premiere motorcycle skills instructor with more champions trained than anyone else, he'll share unique insights with you on how to improve your riding...continuously. He's worked with riders from all walks of life, from newer riders to world champions.

    Then we will all ride (ride route confidential for now). Drilling location with Keith is also confidential where he and some of his staff will be there to work with you one on one.

    Code will talk about his other innovations to rider improvement such as the no "Body Steering" bike, the Lean/Slide Machine, the Throttle-Shift Machine, the Brake Rig, and of course the Wheelie Machine.

    Then....get this, there's more, Keith will talk about the new project he's working on, having isolated 72 riding strengths or weaknesses one can improve on and how you can put these concepts into use!

    Then.....we'll be drilled on the steering drill by Code and some of his instructors!!!!!

    The drill he will be doing is a "key" drill! From what I understand, there are only a hand full of riders that have passed this drill to perfection!

    A lot of you will then have the opportunity to practice this technique and getting
    coached by Keith himself! In 1997 when Keith did this it was great! My riding improved markedly from the Keith's personal coaching.

    Then we will continue our ride (route will not be the same route as before)
    and have lunch (destination not disclosed at this time).

    It's hard to believe but true, let me reiterate:

    Keith Code lectures on individual control actions in riding, key concepts on how to continually improve your riding, advanced innovations, then...
    He rides with us.....
    We go to an undisclosed destination to get one on one coaching on a key skill and drill!

    How cool is that?

    Doc Wong
    www.docwong.com
    Active Life Medical and Chiropractic Center
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    About Keith Code:

    He began coaching road racing in 1976. Since that time he has isolated and
    perfected techniques that are in common use today in motorcycling. He has
    instructed more riders at more tracks in more countries than anyone else in
    the world. Keith has been the coach for every American Superbike Champion
    from 1983 through 1992. He is the author of several well regarded books and tapes on motorcycle riding techniques. Legendary riders such as Wayne Rainey, Doug Chandler, Eddie Lawson and others have considered Code's instruction instrumental in the success of their careers!

    There's no doubt in my mind and many others that Code is THE man when it comes to the techniques and art of motorcycling!

    I recommend you buy--right now--at least his two books: Twist of
    the Wrist and Twist of the Wrist II and read them. I found them invaluable
    for my street riding.

    All for free???!!! Well....almost. A voluntary donation is requested for his plane fare. Suffice to say Keith belives in what we are doing and the purposes of the riding clinics. Read on below on what I need from you:

    1. Learn a lot, increase your skills, ride better and safer.
    2. Encourage your friends on the ideas I present in the Riding Clinics
    about:
    a. The symptoms of riding over your skill level.
    b. Public relations
    c. How to ride in groups.
    3. During the ride clinics, if you see anyone riding over their heads or any
    other riding behavior that would endanger them or others that you
    notify your ride leader and to preferably notify me also.


    LOGISTICS, DETAILS:

    As a reminder: This clinic will start 8:30am sharp (one hour later than usual), so plan to arrive early at 8:15am, it will make it easier for me to get everything organized.

    Be sure to have a full tank of gas and be well fed and rested.

    SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: 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 OR you have and can safely negotiate the mountainous roads off of Skyline, then you've probably got the
    minimum level required.

    The key issue here is that your skill level must be at the level where you
    can safely negotiate the twisty roads off Skyline. Of course you are
    expected to ride at your own pace.

    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, tank top, Oakley blades and flipflops on your feet, you _may_
    be invited to go home. You must also have a valid motorcycle license
    and insurance.

    We split the riders into smaller groups (depending on how many riders
    there are), according to what YOU think your riding skill level is.
    The first group will generally ride at a faster pace and the last group
    riding at the slowest pace.

    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 experienced riders in the lead and at the rear. Those
    riders will be designated to you prior to beginning the ride, and if
    they see you doing something unsafe (hard braking late into corners,
    running wide, etc.) or if they have a technique tip for you, they'll
    talk to you about it at the next rest stop. If it looks serious
    enough, they might even motion for you to pull over.

    It's important to approach this whole thing with the right attitude.
    If one of the designated rider/instructors 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.

    Also, if you see anyone riding over their heads, or endangering
    themselves or others, that you immediately notify your ride
    leader and also preferably Dr. Wong. It will be stressed that
    doing so is more important than "social graces".

    We try to ride at a moderate pace, and we hold the speed down on the
    straightaways to allow slower riders to catch up. We stop at any
    intersection where we're turning off to another road and we don't
    continue until everyone has arrived.

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

    Directions to Active Life Medical Center

    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...it=Get+Map****

    Dr. Wong's office is directly above Kelly Moore Paints. There will also be
    lots of bikes parked on the street.

    Active Life Medical Center
    1391 Woodside Road, Suite 200
    Redwood City, CA 94061

    (650) 365-7775

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

    Doc Wong
    Active Life Medical-Chiropractic and Natural Medicine
    1391 Woodside Road, Ste 200, Redwood City, CA (650) 365-7775

    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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    Doc Wong's Calendar of Street Oriented Clinics:

    "Improving Your Cornering Skills and Confidence"

    December 2, 2005 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 6:00 pm at I-Bike
    December 9, 2005 "Basic Suspension Part 1" Friday night 7:15pm
    December 11, 2005 "Special Keith Code-Doc Wong Riding Clinic" Sunday 8am-2:30pm
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    January 20, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 2" Friday night 7:15pm
    January 22, 2006 "Cornering Confidence - Judging Entrance Speed" Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    January 27, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike
    January 28, 2006 "CPR and First Aid for Motorcyclists Class" Saturday 9am-3pm

    February 10, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 1" Friday night 7:15pm
    February 12, 2006 "Smooth Riding - Throttle Control" Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    February 24, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike

    March 10, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike
    March 11, 2006 "CPR and First Aid for Motorcyclists Class" Saturday 9am-3pm
    March 17, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 2" Friday night 7:15pm
    March 19, 2006 "Cornering Confidence - The Steering Input" Sunday 8am-2:30pm

    April 14, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 1" Friday night 7:15pm
    April 16, 2005 "Smooth Riding -* Handle bar pressure"Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    April 21, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike

    May 13, 2006 "CPR and First Aid for Motorcyclists Class" Saturday 9am-3pm
    May 19, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 2" Friday night 7:15pm
    May 21, 2006 "Cornering Confidence - Lines of Travel (2 Step)"Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    May 26, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike

    June 9, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 1" Friday night 7:15pm
    June 11, 2006 "Smooth Riding - Body English-Weight Transfer" Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    June 16, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike

    July 7, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike
    July 14, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 2" Friday night 7:15pm
    July 16, 2006 "Cornering Confidence - Stable Body Position and Anchor Points" Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    July 29, 2006 "CPR and First Aid for Motorcyclists Class" Saturday 9am-3pm

    August 11, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike
    August 18, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 1" Friday night 7:15pm
    August 20, 2006 "Cornering Confidence - Pivot Steering" Sunday 8am-2:30pm

    September 8, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike
    September 15, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 2" Friday night 7:15pm
    September 17, 2006 "Smooth Riding - Awareness, Vision and the Vanishing point" Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    September 23, 2006 "CPR and First Aid for Motorcyclists Class" Saturday 9am-3pm

    October 13, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike
    October 20, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 1" Friday night 7:15pm
    October 22, 2006 "Cornering Confidence - Road Surfaces and Curve Configurations" Sunday 8am-2:30pm

    November 10, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 2" Friday night 7:15pm
    November 12, 2006 "Cornering Confidence - Wet Weather Riding and Loose Conditions" Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    November 17, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike
    November 18, 2006 "CPR and First Aid for Motorcyclists Class" Saturday 9am-3pm

    December 8, 2006 "Basic Suspension Part 1" Friday night 7:15pm
    December 10, 2006 "Smooth Riding - Shifting and Braking" Sunday 8am-2:30pm
    December 15, 2006 "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance" Friday night 7:15pm at I-Bike
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    Special Doc Wong Events:

    Rider Skills and Safety Day June 4, *2006*
    Ducati Day in La Honda* October __, 2006*

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    Doc Wong group at Keith Code's Calif. Superbike School

    December 6, 2005 (Tuesday) at Sears Point
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    Doc Wong group at Rich Oliver's Mystery School

    February 2006 (to be announced)

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    Next Doc Wong group at TRACK DAYs events:

    E-mail me at DocWong@aol.com for more information!*

    These are all held at Buttonwillow Raceway (http://www.buttonwillowraceway.com/) To register for any of these track days go to www.clubdesmo.com

    Saturday, December 3, 2005
    Sunday, December 4, 2005
    Monday, December 5, 2005
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    Next Dirt and Dual Sport Clinics (format is Friday night 7:15pm at my
    office and Sunday 9am at Clear Creek)

    January 6 & 8, 2006, Friday Night Redwood City, Sunday Clear Creek
    February 17 & 19, 2006 Friday Night Redwood City, Sunday Clear Creek
    March 24 & 26, 2006 Friday Night Redwood City, Sunday Clear Creek
    April 28 & 30, 2006 Friday Night Redwood City, Sunday Clear Creek
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    **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!* www.californiasuperbikeschool.com

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

    Painting and bodywork repair I recommend:* Mike Adrian at Madesigns: 831.247.3151 ma_designs@sbcglobal.net

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

    Heads Up Display: www.sportvue.com this is what I use, I can see my speed, rpm and gear thru my helmet face shield and don't have to look down for that info!

    And special acknowledgement to L. Ron Hubbard who has provided me with the vital tools to be effective in life, making it possible for me to be successful in family, work and my passion for motorcycling!

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    Re: Special Doc Wong / Keith Code Riding Clinic "Sunday December 11th

    Doc Wong and Keith Code teaching the same class? Sounds like an awesome combination! This is an event that people should be stumbling over their keyboard to book.

    For those that don't know anything about doc wong, he's somewhat of a local legend in the bay area. He has offered free riding clinics for years on BARF covering everything possible under the sun, from dealing with cramped fingers, to setting up your suspension properly, to track days, and basic riding techniques.

    Seriously, if there was ever a chance to further your moto education, this would be it.

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    Re: Special Doc Wong / Keith Code Riding Clinic "Sunday December 11th

    Wahoo! Never been to anything like this so it will be interesting I'm sure, I'll be staying Saturday nite in Redwood City to avoid a long ride on Sunday to get to the event. I'll try to take pics and share the experience...

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    Re: Special Doc Wong / Keith Code Riding Clinic "Sunday December 11th

    Check it out! Welcome, Harry, to the Good Board!

    "A sunny day on a motorcycle in Tuscany...does not suck."
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    Re: Special Doc Wong / Keith Code Riding Clinic "Sunday December 11th

    I'm registered, and I'll be there. John, looking forward to seeing you.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Special Doc Wong / Keith Code Riding Clinic "Sunday December 11th

    Sure wish I could be there. I'd like to see Keith again, well say hello for me. I knew him along time ago. I used to sell him Amsoil and attended his classes at the old Riverside Raceway. I just know you're going to learn a thing or two and have a whole lot of fun doing it.

    Keep the shiny side up!

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    Re: Special Doc Wong / Keith Code Riding Clinic "Sunday December 11th

    John and I were both there, along with nearly 70(!) riders. John's got photos, but it's likely that he's not home yet. John got his instruction before my group arrived at the range, so he'll have to tell you about it. I received my instruction from Mr. Code hisownself, and he was clear in explaining the problem and clear in describing the corrective action. I was done in three passes of the range. I don't know whether to be pleased or disappointed. Good stuff, and a nice way to pass a pleasant December Sunday. Lots of cool bikes; a new Tuono, a Paul Smart Special (I didn't even know they were in the US yet!) , KTM SM, and loads of other cool stuff. Lots of nice folks too.

    cheers,

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    Re: Special Doc Wong / Keith Code Riding Clinic "Sunday December 11th

    The proof is in the pic...here is the Flying Hun getting the word from Keith Code

    The smile says it all, Keith likes his job

    More pics here:
    http://www.pashnitforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3846
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