How long until I am no longer a beginner?

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Bigtallfatbloke
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How long until I am no longer a beginner?

Postby Bigtallfatbloke » Wed Jul 04, 2007 22:39 pm

When can i take the L plates off?...when do i get promoted...and what to ,and does anybody care?...

...I think my tripel soaking today must set me on the way to being at least..erm... maybe...beginner class 1 maybe? :roll: :roll: :lol:

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Postby supersonic » Wed Jul 04, 2007 22:48 pm

Lol, when you can adjust the gears and brakes I say ;-)

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Postby whyamihere » Thu Jul 05, 2007 09:32 am

When you feel confident to put the bike into a 2 wheel slide around a tight corner you've never even seen before, and can't see around... Then you're getting there. ;)

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Postby Kitty » Thu Jul 05, 2007 09:38 am

whyamihere wrote:When you feel confident to put the bike into a 2 wheel slide around a tight corner you've never even seen before, and can't see around... Then you're getting there. ;)


I'm never gonna be able to do that.

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Postby whyamihere » Thu Jul 05, 2007 09:40 am

You will, if you ride enough. I never thought I'd be able to do it, now it's no problem.

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Postby Kitty » Thu Jul 05, 2007 09:43 am

whyamihere wrote:You will, if you ride enough. I never thought I'd be able to do it, now it's no problem.


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Postby Red Lemon » Thu Jul 05, 2007 09:50 am

Here they go....

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Kitty
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Postby Kitty » Thu Jul 05, 2007 09:53 am

Pft go away.

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Postby latin-link » Fri Jul 06, 2007 15:26 pm

hey all the mbuk ppl are here! I couldent use my name from the mbuk forum because is was taken dammit! (Formerly latinthrasher) I guess im still a beginner then. But hopefully not for long :)

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Postby whyamihere » Fri Jul 06, 2007 16:03 pm

All the old names have been transferred across. Try your own login details, it'll probably work...

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Re: How long until I am no longer a beginner?

Postby Aux1 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 16:19 pm

[quote="Bigtallfatbloke"]When can i take the L plates off?...when do i get promoted...and what to ,and does anybody care?...

...I think my tripel soaking today must set me on the way to being at least..erm... maybe...beginner class 1 maybe? :roll: :roll: :lol:[/quote]

Well I guess when you can adjust gears and brakes, fix a puncture on the trail, when you're not afraid of mud and rain, are able not to fall behind everybody else on a ride, get some gloves, riding glasses and helmet lol and you clean and lube your chain regularly! Then you stop being tEh n00b :D

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Postby extreme__dude » Sun Jul 08, 2007 18:29 pm

i guess when youve been riding a year or two your not really a beginner, but doesnt mean your any good :wink:

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Postby beski » Sun Jul 08, 2007 19:11 pm

It doesn't matter - as long as you are having fun :lol: who cares!! :wink:

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Postby littlered » Mon Jul 09, 2007 18:01 pm

Just remember there is something new to learn everyday :D

I've been rinding my bike now for 3 years and I'm still a beginner.
Still lots to learn about my bike. :D

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Postby Markmjh » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:35 am

I think you stop being a noob when you stop worrying about falling and realise that it is always gonna happen no matter how good you think you are!

Everyone falls, sometimes it hurts, sometimes it don't but you almost always look stupid laying there in the dirt :lol:

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Postby Intenserider » Fri Jul 13, 2007 19:24 pm

i think its when you fall over pushing back up the part of the trail you have just ridden down, and dont care, you just laugh it off while your mates wet themselves(not literally)

Yes i admit it, i find it more difficult pushing my bike up trails than i do riding down them 8)

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Postby passout » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:42 am

When you start giving advice in this forum. No, not really.

When you start looking for either the quickest or the most challenging lines rather than the easy ones.

Keep going.

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Postby mikebert4 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 00:39 am

You're no longer a beginner when you can ride over somthign you wouldn't dare walk over.

Falling over it counts too :D

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Postby Spoony Man » Fri Aug 03, 2007 18:08 pm

Markmjh wrote:I think you stop being a noob when you stop worrying about falling and realise that it is always gonna happen no matter how good you think you are!

Everyone falls, sometimes it hurts, sometimes it don't but you almost always look stupid laying there in the dirt :lol:


I agree (with both statements) but you also look stupid lying there in: mud, water, pile of rocks, patch of stinging nettles - or in my case pile of rocks surrounded by stinging nettles.

Only true mountain bikers will get up laughing!!

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Postby Bunnyman 5.5 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 17:13 pm

That which does not kill you makes you stronger, as Nietszche said :wink: 8) :wink: ...
"With just a little luck
A little cold blue steel
I'll cut the night like a razor blade
Till I feel the way I wanna feel"
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