After wearing out numerous other bikes over
the years, my son & I presently have these motos beckoning to us from the garage;
1994 Honda Z50R, (sold)
1996 Honda XR80R,
2000 Honda XR200R (sold)
1976 Honda TL-364,
1983 Honda CX650T Turbo, The Endorphin Express
1995 Honda XR650L,
1990 Kawasaki ZX10 The Endorphin
Express II (sold)
1998 Honda VTR1000F SuperHawk
Aprilia Caponord ETV1000
Moto Clubs &
Groups that I've been a member of;
Street Motorcycle Club, 1982-
Francisco Northstars Motorcycle Club,
The WetLeather(tm) mailing list
The DoD of rec.motorcycles.
'95 Labor Day Weekend Ride with Doc Wong and the
The Mud from Hell '96
SheetIron 300 AMA DP Ride.
The '96 Almost Christmas
at PISMO Beach Party. Dads, sons, friends,
Photos from other GREAT
Maps to reach our California
City Desert Campsite.
S.F. Northstars '99 2-Mountain
photos from numerous rides.
Spiral Highway, just north of Lewiston, Idaho.
The 2006 Songdog Reunion Ride
The 2006 Gather Ride
Knoxville OHV and Buck
Island DS Rides
More trip reports to come ...
Here are some links about one of my favorite areas in
America, Southern Utah;
writeup on the Henry Mountains
Patrick's Excellent Utah Adventure
Motorcycle riding, particularly on the street, can be a dangerous
sport for the inexperienced. Every rider should continually try to advance their riding
skills as far as possible with proper training and lots of practice.
As many have said over the years; if you really want to learn how to ride &
handle motorcycles, get a dirtbike. Part of the training, or knowledge, that a
proficient rider should also have is a good understanding of suspension components &
how to set 'em up.
Tips & Techniques by James
Excerpts from Carl Shipman's excellent 1974 book, "The Boonie Book - How
to Ride the Dirt, Take Care of your Bike, and Yourself."
Motorcycle Safety Foundation : Beginner &
High-Performance Riding : by Nick Ienatsch
Spirited Group Riding on the
Street : The Pace by Nick Ienatsch
DP Safety Schools : Intermediate & Advanced
CLASS : Intermediate & Advanced
Star Motorcycle School : Intermediate &
Keith Code's California
SUPERBIKE Schools : Intermediate & Advanced
and his excellent
A Twist of the Wrist II
American SUPERCAMP : Advanced sliding
techniques on the dirt
High Performance Riding School : Advanced
Gary Jaehne's book :
SportBiking: The Real World (The
Advanced Rider's Handbook)
Phil Douglas at
Suspensions has a COOL shock dyno and does excellent suspension work!
Suspension Tuning Articles by Paul
Thede of Race-Tech Suspension
I administer a mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for Doc Wong's FREE Riding Clinics in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Doc (Harry) is putting on street and dirt riding clinics and has had
several guest speakers; including
Keith Code (California
SUPERBIKE School), Nick Ienatsch, formerly of MOTORCYCLIST & SPORT RIDER Magazines,
Don Greene, and Chuck Sorensen. All are active or former motorcycle roadracers. Recently,
he has also started having suspension-tuning clinics with Gary Jaehne also.
I became a
certified MSF RiderCoach in 2011.