What is Your Current Riding Level?

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9/7/2019 12:39 PM

Dirt bikes only, any form of competition, any size bike, any age or gender.

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

9/7/2019 1:05 PM

Novice for me.

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9/7/2019 1:18 PM

His there another word for beginner level , for someone that has ridden , for many years but had long periods of not riding ? I would say Novice at one time but , beginner level now.

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9/7/2019 1:22 PM

Not sure how to vote. I turned A in 1986, held a pro license in ‘87-‘89. Quit riding when I got married in ‘95. Polished the dust off my old bike in ‘07, upgraded to an ‘06 RM250 a year or two later. Rubbed some of the rust off and still have a decent skill set but lack endurance. Then the last few years I couldn’t ride due to severe carpal tunnel. Got that fixed in January but now have severe tendonitis in my left elbow. I want to be out there though. I’m working on making it happen again at 52 years young.

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9/7/2019 1:27 PM

Tarz483 wrote:

His there another word for beginner level , for someone that has ridden , for many years but had long periods of not riding ? I would say Novice at one time but , beginner level now.

I’ll 2nd that! My claim to fame is some podiums back when it was C class.

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9/7/2019 1:41 PM

Novice for life. I try hard...sometimes

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9/7/2019 2:02 PM

couch

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9/7/2019 2:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/9/2019 8:43 AM

About 1,345.1 ft above sea ... level

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9/7/2019 2:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/7/2019 2:32 PM

This pole doesn't really reflect the population here. The way it's worded is how I'd ask a teenager about their skill level. Most guys here are some form of vet racer.

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9/7/2019 3:12 PM

I am an intermediate, but should correct the statement ( being 46yrs old )...

“Intermediate- Trying not to become a novice”

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9/7/2019 3:23 PM

Shawn142 wrote:

This pole doesn't really reflect the population here. The way it's worded is how I'd ask a teenager about their skill level. Most guys here are some form of vet racer.

There was a disclaimer at the top about that. Think of it as open practice and where you fit in. No handicapping just how good you get around. I didn't want the pole to have 37+ classes like LL'sw00t

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

9/7/2019 3:28 PM

AA?

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9/7/2019 3:34 PM

Brad460 wrote:

I am an intermediate, but should correct the statement ( being 46yrs old )...

“Intermediate- Trying not to become a novice”

Excellent

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9/7/2019 3:45 PM

Was a mid pack intermediate a long, long time ago.

Now I'm old and l practice professionally when l do ride so l don't know. Been off the bike for awhile after a crash that required multiple surgeries so there's that too.

Ok, l'm old and slow. So wherever that puts me is where l'm at.

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9/7/2019 4:05 PM

I can wheelie.....but I can’t backflip!

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9/7/2019 4:11 PM

I was once kind of fast, earned 3 number one plates, two of which are on top in the pic.
I still race at 59 in the master class with the International Old Timers.
Getting old sucks smile

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9/7/2019 4:21 PM

I did not personally know him.
Though, I got to see him haul ass, he was/is awesome.

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9/7/2019 5:02 PM

I can stomp most riders if they are on Betas

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9/7/2019 5:23 PM

serious novice rider.

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9/7/2019 5:27 PM

Not where it should be.

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9/7/2019 5:30 PM

Last time I raced was at Indian Dunes 41 years ago. Last time I rode was 1988. Two years later I was shot and paralyzed. The poll says "current level" so I don't even qualify for begginer status. I'm out.

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9/7/2019 5:46 PM

Washed up

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9/7/2019 6:05 PM

At 58 years old, still love to ride and compete, but not as fast as I was yesterday!!!, getting old sucks.

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9/7/2019 6:51 PM

I'm riding plus 50 novice at world vet, well because everyone else cherry picks too

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9/7/2019 7:11 PM

The skill level vary widely by area.

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9/7/2019 7:39 PM

This poll is a tough pill to swallow for guys that ride the A practice on track days but do four races a year in 250 C.

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9/7/2019 9:20 PM

If I was any slower (or lazier) then I'd be in a coma.

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9/7/2019 9:51 PM

aren't you the clown that got blown out of here like 6 months ago for being a complete fucking asshole?


barnett468, yeah man, that's you alright.


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9/7/2019 10:20 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

This poll is a tough pill to swallow for guys that ride the A practice on track days but do four races a year in 250 C.

He is saying that I am a +30 vet expert and I have won races at my local track this year . . . Yet I am probably 5 seconds a lap slower than the guy that wins the novice class at my track on any given weekend.

Numerous "novice" kids are fast enough to be in a higher class most of the time

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9/7/2019 10:32 PM

C grade life, and have more fun than ever just plodding around trying to stay out of the way smile

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