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Old 04-03-2008, 08:54 AM   #1
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Question VERY INTERESTING QUESTION REGARDING "NOOBS"

Ok ... so I was at a M&G last night at BW3 SW, and I was talking with a new guy I met out there. He's pretty new to riding, he has had his bike since Jan, but he rides it a lot (more than average). So as we get to talking, I say that my GSXR is my first bike as well ... and that I bought it back in June of last year, so I guess Im still a noob as well.

Then he asked me a very interesting question ... "at what point are you no longer a NOOB?"

My answer to him was that it's not so much a time frame, but more of how much seat time you have ... but all in all ... I DONT KNOW!!!

Sooooo ... Im throwing this question out there to hear what everyone on here on MH thinks. I think a lot of us would like here what peoples answers are to the question:
AT WHAT POINT ARE YOU NO LONGER A "NOOB"????
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:00 AM   #2
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Racer X has an answer to this... the facts are that no matter how many years and miles you have under your belt you can always learn something new
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Good question...

I am a noob myself and been riding since Jan. of this year. I ride my bike a lot also to get better. I know I have to work on my leaning and fighting the wind on the road.

I think I will be a pro once I'm able to drag my knee and pop wheelies and don't even notice the wind blast blown me around. But I don't know!

I know the best can still and always fall.
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Racer X has an answer to this... the facts are that no matter how many years and miles you have under your belt you can always learn something new
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:09 AM   #5
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Racer X has an answer to this... the facts are that no matter how many years and miles you have under your belt you can always learn something new
i think your starting to turn into Racer X ...
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:18 AM   #7
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:21 AM   #8
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y'all will be imilated w/ due time
you said
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i dont like the term noob. trying to catagorize your experience levels into such a term as "noob" is ridiculous.
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Just don't morph from "noob" to "squid"...
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Just don't morph from "noob" to "squid"...

i do like squid however, have you seen the squid hand sign? haha
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OK ... but really ... I want to know what people think. Do ya'll think your no longer a noob after been riding for "X" amount of months / years? or you no longer a noob once you've riden "X" amount of miles?

also, for some of you OG's out there, do you remember at what point you said to yourself or to someone else that you weren't a noob anymore?

also, those of you out there that still consider yourselves noobs ... how long have you been riding? and how many miles do you have on your bike(s)?
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OK ... but really ... I want to know what people think. Do ya'll think your no longer a noob after been riding for "X" amount of months / years? or you no longer a noob once you've riden "X" amount of miles?

also, for some of you OG's out there, do you remember at what point you said to yourself or to someone else that you weren't a noob anymore?

also, those of you out there that still consider yourselves noobs ... how long have you been riding? and how many miles do you have on your bike(s)?
noob is what other people would call you, meaning their point of view. they shouldnt matter to any rider. only what you can do and how you can improve should matter. so in short, its pointless to even think about imo.
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i've only been riding for 7 months and i'm sure i'll still feel like a noob for some time yet.
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in all seriousness when I stopped riding stupid and realized that if I kept riding the way I did I wouldn't live much longer. When I lost a friend in a moto accident because of his stupid mistake. When I stopped wanting to hang out in big groups and stopped being worried about what people thought of me riding a "little" 650.
if anything, if you were to try to classify any part of a riders life span in the riding world, that would be a big turning point. when you stop trying to follow and lead your own, think for yourself in your riding habits. when you stop worrying about some guy who goes 180 around 610 thinks of you. and just enjoy your ride. idk
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in all seriousness when I stopped riding stupid and realized that if I kept riding the way I did I wouldn't live much longer. When I lost a friend in a moto accident because of his stupid mistake. When I stopped wanting to hang out in big groups and stopped being worried about what people thought of me riding a "little" 650.
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your a noob until you've done it all and been through it all....so i guess every1 is a noob except me
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Racer X has an answer to this... the facts are that no matter how many years and miles you have under your belt you can always learn something new
I learned how to do a wheelie while holding a beer last night...
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To me, it's after a couple years of seat time with a long road trip or two under your belt.

I think your garden variety occasional street rider or occasional SMR riders take much longer to gain enough experience to not be a "noob" of sorts.

People who daily ride, take road trips, and even get to the track occasionally will learn faster, but it still takes a couple of years to not be a noob.

You'll know when you're not a noob. Here are some ways to improve your "noob" status:

Take MSF
Take the advanced MSF course
Take a road trip to another state
Ride to work 3 out of 5 days consistently
Take a couple of rider's schools at a track day


There ya go! You asked for it...
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