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*How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:33:54 am »
Rate your OVERALL DS bike skill level in off-road conditions, including dirt, sand, mud, rocks, water, climbs, descents, twee-spoor and midel-mannetjies etc.

Use your own confidence levels and observations of the skills of other riders as the basis for your rating.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2011, 09:05:21 am by J-dog »
 

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Re: How do you rate your skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 08:40:03 am »
Good pol JD :thumleft:
 

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Re: How do you rate your skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 09:03:19 am »
average
 

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Re: How do you rate your skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 09:04:50 am »
Average to maybe slightly below.
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 09:10:28 am »
Below average but not too poor.
Confident too as I very rarely fall. Probably because I go too slow to fall ;D

Or maybe my skills level is so seriously kak tha I don't even realise how kak?

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Re: How do you rate your skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 09:13:57 am »
Average to maybe slightly below.

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 09:14:29 am »
I think this poll be need to use some sort of yardstick.

something like:
have you done an off-road intro-course?
(where you average there or not kinda thing)
Was the country trax course difficult?

Judging your skills by comparing them to the people you ride with isn't a good way of doing it.
 

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 09:16:24 am »
Most people are above average - WTF! ???
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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 09:18:01 am »
Most people are above average - WTF! ???

so the average should move higher, but it's moved lower  :-\  :imaposer:
 

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 09:19:08 am »
I think this poll be need to use some sort of yardstick.

something like:
have you done an off-road intro-course?
(where you average there or not kinda thing)
Was the country trax course difficult?

Judging your skills by comparing them to the people you ride with isn't a good way of doing it.

yeah agreed, but there is no objective way to do it, unless everyone was rated at a skills test track.
 

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 09:19:22 am »
If we all above average, then WHO is average? :mwink:

Bit like "New and Improved", well if it's new, how is it improved?? ???
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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 09:20:45 am »
This is an interesting poll, and I'll comment on the expected outcome and my comparisons to other (non-related) polls I have initiated with my clients.  O0
 

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 09:22:44 am »
A very difficult question for me to answer truthfully J Dog........depends on
Who i'm with and how many Zamaleks have been consumed.....
CGazer, what you say however is very true..... a course sets a standard base line which takes some of the subjectivity out of it. I have never done a course and should do one, somehow i've always got by and learned the hard way.......been riding for 35 years on and off! I rated myself slightly below average.... I don't know what average is! :thumleft:
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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2011, 09:24:48 am »
zamaleks def. improve skills  :mwink:
 

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2011, 09:27:35 am »
Everyone's above average lucky you've got me to ruin the standard :D 'cause else you all would only be average :p
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2011, 09:30:54 am »
I did the course a few years back (just the normal one, not advanced and not intro).  It was PISSING down that weekend, so we only had mud riding, no sand.   :thumleft:

Fell off the whole time, and struggled on the "slalom traffic cones" a bit, but got it right in the end.

Since then, we've done some interesting trips all over, including muddy Wild Coast.  There I fell off almost every 5 meters.

So if that's any yard stick to go by, I'm def. below *average*.

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2011, 09:42:25 am »
I'm average... fall over sometimes, hate mud and sand... but I enjoy it. :thumleft:
 

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2011, 10:48:48 am »
Jdog, now this is an excellent poll! The way you set it up with a fair number of choices makes it statistically valid. The true situation (distribution) of skills should be gaussian, centred around average. It is already clear from the distribution that the average is slightly above "average", meaning we all (or most) think we are just a little better than we actually are!  Nothing wrong with self-confidence!
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2011, 10:54:39 am »
Jdog, now this is an excellent poll! The way you set it up with a fair number of choices makes it statistically valid. The true situation (distribution) of skills should be gaussian, centred around average. It is already clear from the distribution that the average is slightly above "average", meaning we all (or most) think we are just a little better than we actually are!  Nothing wrong with self-confidence!

Say what now?

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Re: *How do you rate <<YOUR>> skill level? (POLL)
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2011, 10:57:21 am »
Jdog, now this is an excellent poll! The way you set it up with a fair number of choices makes it statistically valid. The true situation (distribution) of skills should be gaussian, centred around average. It is already clear from the distribution that the average is slightly above "average", meaning we all (or most) think we are just a little better than we actually are!  Nothing wrong with self-confidence!

this is the crux of the matter. I'm interested in the distibution of the normal/guassian curve, the median, where it's centered etc. I have similar data in unrelated fields for comparison  ;)