Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ran into Police Officers...




CHP's ride close up, originally uploaded by Speedy Chung.
Ran into two police officers at the Wall this afternoon, and all the riders hugging around the Wall had a nice chat with both officers. Finally I had a close up view of their ride - both old and new at once. Both of them were not exactly looking for speeder but people slowed down respectively anyway. It was a nice chat on a warm Sunday afternoon - yeah, I got a big fat ticket just 4 weeks ago but I really have nothing against them. After all, we all love motorcycle to the bone... and there are much to learn from their riding skill.

See you guys next time... oh wait...

6 comments:

Matt Booth said...

just started reading about all you're adventures with you're Ducati, i have to say what originally got me into the bike in particular was the movie Tron, but now i can see why it's such a great bike, hope theirs more to come!

MikeG said...

Alex,

Dig the blog man. I am in the search phase of getting a SportClassic in my area (chicago). Can't wait to get on the road with it. Any suggestions for someone new to the bike? I hear the ergos are a bit rough, but this is not something that has me concerned. Also, what riding gear do you typically recommend for normal use? I see you got your money's worth when you encountered that deer!

Happy ridin!

Alex Chung said...

@ Matt - There is nothing wrong to get interested in a specific model because of a movie. It is true that more and more people know the bike (or interested) because of it. Glad that you enjoy my blog; and I hope too there will be more adventures to come...

@ Mike - As much as I love the Sport Classic, I would not recommend it to any new rider. Two things: Power and Ergos. It is NOT a crazily powerful motorcycle like the Streetfighter or 1198s; but for someone new to motorcycle it's still a bit much to handle. The rough ergos (low stock handle bar) make it harder for smooth power delivery control since without training, rider will naturally rest more weight on the handle bar - especially when he or she getting tired. Situation will get A LOT worse at parking lot speed. The narrow bar makes the steering much heavier than it looks; not to mention you have to control the dry clutch at the same time. The bottom line is that the Sport Classic really isn't newibe friendly. I would recommend to get a older Monster 620 or 600 as starter, and move up to Classic later.

Whatever you decided to do, good luck, and please keep me posted! =)

Alex Chung said...

@ Mike - Almost forget about the gear... regardless the length of your ride, IMO, at the min level of protection, you will need full face helmet, a real motorcycle leather jacket (aka Dainese or A*), jeans with knee guard, and pair of real motorcycle boots (Dainese, Puma, SIDI, or A*). If you plan to get some serious riding, 2 piece leather (which they can attach as one piece) is minimum. I still prefer one piece, and yes, Dainese only.

Good luck man!

jim davis said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.Any way Ill be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon

Alex Chung said...

Thanks Jim! I ride more and more on my SF-S these day. Undoubtedly it is a few better motorcycle in everyway: better power, better rider. But Classic still the super star - and I take her out in special bike meets. I do hope all the readers enjoy the motorcycle as much as I do. Don't forget to check out my other blog: http://sf-s.blogspot.com/