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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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How long till you're not a "new rider" anymore?

Just wondering what the average time is until you are not really a "new rider"? In terms of either miles or time on the road.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 06:43 PM
 
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Lets see...once you get to where Dad and Smitty are then you'll know that your not a noob. Until then just keep login the miles.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 07:15 PM
 
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shortly after you do not have to ask if your still new!
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When below your name, it reads "Senior Member." lol. But seriously, you'll know, especially after some track days (which will get you there quicker), etc. And if you ever fall off, being able to analyze and learn from it is another sign.
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Well great reasons presented here... Heres a few more that ummm... a friend of mine told me.

Have you ever road away with the kick stand down?
Have you ever parked and dismounted with your kickstand up?
Have you ever fueled up only to find you filled your tank and then some?
Have you been able talk "bikes" with seasoned riders?
Do you know where to take your bike for service?
Im sure there are PLENTY more reasons of what somone who has miles under their belt can tell you. These are just a few things I did, I mean a friend of mine did. And it was all last week can you belive it...Dumbass!
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 05:47 AM
 
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When the next guy comes along.. Then he is the "new rider"....



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This is like a story I heard when I was taking Karate... a guy came in asking about lessons.. about 5 minutes into it, he asked the sensai "how long until I am a black belt?" with which the sensai responded by pulling a black belt out of the cabinet, handing it to the guy and saying " you are now a black belt. Come back if you want the training."


I guess the point is... do you really care when you are a new rider and when you are not... or do you only care that you are a rider? When you get to the point that you no longer care if you are new or not, and go riding simply for the ride... you will no longer be a new rider. Forget about the silly terms.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 09:35 AM
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It wasn't until I borrowed an R6 and had no real issues/fright/concern dealing with its capabilities that I recognized I was at a significantly different level than I started.

Eye of the beholder, IMO. I define my level by my comfort and skills relative to what I use the bike for.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 10:10 AM
 
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When below your name, it reads "Senior Member." lol. But seriously, you'll know, especially after some track days (which will get you there quicker), etc. And if you ever fall off, being able to analyze and learn from it is another sign.
WTF, Mine says senior member and I am still a noob.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 10:12 AM
 
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WTF, Mine says senior member and I am still a noob.
Mine says Perdido... because I am.
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