Pics from Sunday 8/14/2005 Doc Wong Riding Clinic

Discussion in 'Pictures' started by Mehran, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. Mehran

    Mehran GroupRides net

    Location:
    Belmont
    Name:
    Mehran
    Doc Wong's Pivot Steering clinic had a great turn-out today. Mark (Grot) has a nice write-up about the clinic at this link.

    Here are some photos of our today's adventures :)

    I like Harry's new suit.

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    Knowing that Ducatis were not meant to be ridden two days in a row, Tom (Trumper) risked it all and rode today, following yesterday's Saturday ride (this dude lives on the edge :laughing)

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    Our group, led by Doc Wong, took the usual route on 84 towards King Mountain

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    I noticed the familiar Joe Burner ICON jacket in our group. The Saturday rides were too slow for Joe Burner, so he was on Doc Wong's spirited group and this time, in full flame :devil

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    . . . . a work in progress

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    He sent his regards to Budbandit :lol



    Skyline and Tunitas, swarm of Mini's, the classic ones

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    . . . and down we go

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    First stop at San Gregorio

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    The word was there was a school of Squids in the area, so the Fish & Game Warden came to check it out for himself

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    The Warden had the right idea, but didn't look far enough for the squids :squid

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    Where else to stop for lunch but Davenport :laughing

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    Tom felt cocky all day long and kept saying "I ride a Monster" .... "I'm #1 .... I'm # 1". I told him that he'd jinx himself if he kept that up. But did he listen? Noooooo.

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    Lo and behold the Monster just died on him in Boulder Creek. He found a tow truck right there and paid them handsomely to tow his bike to a Duc Shop

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    I followed the truck

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    . . . . only to see it pull over to check the pressure cargo. All ok :thumbup

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    There we go again ...

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    Left the Monster at the Duc Shop and headed back.

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    In the mean time (back at 4 corners) all is well.

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    Afterwards I took Tom to The Meditation Hill so that he could seek forgiveness for his cockiness and to ask the Gods to heal his sick Duc.

    He is still there.

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    I hope you enjoyed today's pictures :cool .
     
  2. Andy

    Andy Wheelie for Safety

    Location:
    Los Altos, CA
    Name:
    Andy
    :clapping :clapping :clapping

    What a great thread Mehran. Your pictures are wonderful and I really appreciate all the effort you put into them to bring them to us to see,

    Thanks. :thumbup
     
  3. svreiter

    svreiter Kurvenrauber

    Location:
    South-Germany
    Name:
    Micha
    what cool photos!! :clapping I wanna ride there someday soon.
    Micha waves
     
  4. Trumper

    Trumper Eclectic Dilettante

    Name:
    Tom
    Fun day!

    Well, until the end in Boulder Creek anyway...I'll finish up the story when I have a diagnosis--thinking it's a timing shaft/belt/sensor issue of some sort--beyond anything I could hack out since I don't have one of those Mathesis diagnosis thingamajigs.

    Lesson so far: get a &*$&@! cell phone. I hate 'em, but sometimes you just gotta have one.

    Major props to Mehran for saving my butt....

    And since we have a really nice set of pix of that hairpin on Stage road, I'll ask for a critique. How's my lean angle and body position on that turn? Doc is hanging way off (scroll up to see his pic)...some people are sitting bolt upright/perpendicular. The road is wet, so I didn't wanna go too far off.... Any critique welcome.

     
  5. com3

    com3 can highside a scooter

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Name:
    Joe

    doc's example is PERFECT. when it's wet like that, you want to hang off farther than you normally would, that way you can keep the bike more upright (less chance of slippage). you're BP is decent enough. i wouldn't say "perfect," but nor would i say "bad" by any means.

    the guy on the GS's BP is a perfect example of "bad" for given conditions. the guy on the 500R had the right idea about looking through the turn....but i think he was looking a little too far.

    again, doc is in the PERFECT position for the most manuverability/agility/safety for given conditions on that given corner.
     
  6. DocWong

    DocWong Doc Wong Riding Clinics

    Location:
    Belmont, CA
    Name:
    Doc or Harry
    Your body position looks fine in the turn with the centerline of your chest on the inside of the centerline of the bike. Also in this turn your bike is not leaned over much, so more leaning is not really necessary. I can't see your inside elbow, but if it's pointing down and bent, that'd be ideal.

    In this corner, I wanted to keep my bike as upright as possible since it was wet and I wanted to minimize my lean angle.

    Ride well!

    Doc Wong
    www.docwong.com
    Active Life Medical Center
    Chiropractic and Natural Medicine
    1391 Woodside Road, Redwood City
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  7. com3

    com3 can highside a scooter

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Name:
    Joe
    PS - did it rain over there? or did you guys just hose down the roads to have this wet-riding clinic? :smilewink it's been hot and sunny over there for about a month straight.
     
  8. Josh

    Josh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Name:
    Joshua
    It was wet this weekend. At the 250 ride we had water spots on on Grizzly Peak.
     
  9. Mehran

    Mehran GroupRides net

    Location:
    Belmont
    Name:
    Mehran
    It was damp in the morning.

    But it was a winter storm as far as Tom was concerned :laughing
     
  10. gmlight

    gmlight Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Name:
    Greg
    Great photos, Mehran!

    Mehran is one guy you can count on in a jam for sure!:rad :rad :rad

    p.s. Mehran and Tom, you make a great looking couple.:twofinger :runaway
     
  11. Grot

    Grot Mark

    Location:
    San Jose
    Name:
    Mark
    Your right about that position and the photo sure shows it. I was dragging my boot round some of those corners, the dry ones, and understand the issue now. I will freely admit that I know squat about going round these corners and the position I need to take that doesnt involve sitting square in the seat.

    Another Doc Wong clinic coming up.
     
  12. rags

    rags Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pleasanton
    Name:
    Raghu
    great pics and a cool story Mehran :clapping
     
  13. scratch

    scratch I know how to go limp

    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    Name:
    Tim
    Great ride! Beautiful, clear pictures!

    Am I the one on the 500R?

    My body position isn't too great either, but as I remember going through that turn:
    1. I wasn't going fast enough (I was the sweep, not to mention I'm slow anyways).
    2. I already had my line planned.
    3. I didn't want to look at either of the photographers (Trumper was further up on the outside of the turn), I wanted to pay attention to the road.

    I am photographed further up the turn than everybody else.
     
  14. com3

    com3 can highside a scooter

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Name:
    Joe
    ah, yeah..it's a GS500, my bad. :) i wasn't trying to disrespect by any means. as i mentioned, you've got the right idea. it's best to look all the way through the turn. however, going through a left-hand 180+ degree turn (which it looks to be the case on this pic...maybe a 210 degree overall), you have to compromise a little bit. otherwise, you'll have your head craned all the way around (like exorcist), which could lead to OVER turning, and bring you into the opposing lane. not only that, but you can't see anything in front of your bike or to the right either. could be pink elephants belly dancing to your right, and you'd never see it.

    that's just my thoughts, at least. someone else's style may be completely different.
     
  15. scratch

    scratch I know how to go limp

    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    Name:
    Tim
    It's cool, no worries! Thanks for the input!

    I had already scanned the turn for errant pink elephants. But, as usual, I would have missed a good show if they were dancing.:bounce
     
  16. Trumper

    Trumper Eclectic Dilettante

    Name:
    Tom
    Well,

    here's the scoop on the Monster.

    The throttle body had worked loose from the rubber boot that holds it to the cylinder! Gaaah!

    I spend about an hour going over everything looking for loose connections, inspecting coils, checking plugs, connections...everything I could think of. But apparently it had worked loose just enough that it was just sucking air but I couldn't see it.

    So lesson: be even more meticulous checking bolts, nuts, clamps, etc.

    Nice too that this wasn't some broken Duc issue--the Monster has always run like a top and it's almost a relief that it was something simple like that....
     
  17. com3

    com3 can highside a scooter

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Name:
    Joe

    so you fixed it then? free?
     
  18. Trumper

    Trumper Eclectic Dilettante

    Name:
    Tom
    Yeah,

    free. Under warranty. Sync'd too. :biggrin
     
  19. com3

    com3 can highside a scooter

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Name:
    Joe

    :thumbup
     
  20. Chandi

    Chandi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    Name:
    Chandi
    Very nice background Mehran :thumbup



    This picture is so cool! :rad
     
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