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    The end of NOOB

    I understand that noob is simply a label and learning to ride is a process not an event but in your opinion how many KM for a new rider before he is no longer considered a NOOB?

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    Depends partly on skill, and mostly experience, not KM's ridden.
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    nothing to do with KM's ridden.

    This thread should be merged with the other one in New riders so we can mock it all together as one.

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    Wow, 2 in one day.

    Please reference: http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=103658
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    I like having two separate channels for humor. Then there's more than one topic available for discussion to totally derail the thread.

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    generally, on this board, noob status disappears anywhere from 5 km's at PRS riding school in the parking lot to 40 kms in the snow with Ralpheal.
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    More to the point, who cares?!?! Prior to this year, I had 4 years riding, several track days, couple crashes, 2 bikes, multiple road trips, and several thousand km under my belt. But that was all in my youth, 12-16 years ago. Then I quit riding.

    So, all that said, when I started riding again this year, did I become a noob all over again? Damn right I did! And I'm just fine with that. I will know when I am no longer a noob, and so will you. No time limits, no km's to get past, nothing. For some it may come when you counter steer around a truck about to run you over, without locking up and freezing in the saddle. For others, maybe it will come when you've been out to the track, and posted a fast time of day. Who knows? We'll all lose Noob status at our paces, and when WE ourselves know we're no longer noobs.

    And when you do finally lose the noob status, don't think you know everything! Motorcycling is a constant learning curve.

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    Guys, i am not an idiot, I understand the fact that its all about skill and 10km on a track teaches your more than 1000km on the road and its all dependent on how you ride. Why don't i phrase it this way: How long before you stopped considering yourself as a noob? Does that clarify, Man you guys are all about harshin' my mellow. Harshin' indeed

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    hhhmmmmmm....maybe kawi is not junk after all....LOL

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    You'll know, you won't have to ask on BCSB when that time is haha.

    And you said you're not an idiot!

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    ***sigh*** You guys take yourselves much to seriously

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    I'm royalty. I have to take myself serious, for the good of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougness86 View Post
    Guys, i am not an idiot, I understand the fact that its all about skill and 10km on a track teaches your more than 1000km on the road and its all dependent on how you ride. Why don't i phrase it this way: How long before you stopped considering yourself as a noob? Does that clarify, Man you guys are all about harshin' my mellow. Harshin' indeed
    While track time can up your learning curve considerably, it doesn't make you the best well rounded rider, so don't equate 100% track time to noobness. There are countless challenges you can meet on the streets that will never be seen on a track.

    In terms of the "how long" question....it's all relative, and depends 100% on YOU, and only YOU. Everyone has varying degrees of skills, confidence, and tolerances, which are all variables in this equation.

    Don't waste your time concentrating on some label...as mentioned by people above, you will know yourself, nobody can tell you. All that said, when you get to that point, where your confidence, riding ability, and general core competencies in this sport have evolved, there's always endless room for improvement....some people may consider themselves newbs for 10 years, while others may remove this self imposed label in a couple weeks.

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    Like Chia said, some of us are just epic.

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    ha ha, this is awesome. Someone else has relatively the same question as mine.

    It's funny but the majority of you say you shouldn't have to ask but on group rides there are restrictions re: the 'status' of your riding experience.

    So it's not as simple as saying "if you have to ask"...or "you'll know when time comes" because if that's true I will always be a noob. I think there's way too much to learn to not be a noob forever.

    So now here's a new question: at what point did you know that you were no longer a noob?

    Cauz I KNOW the majority of riders on this forum think they are above noobiness.

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