# How long does it take to learn? THE ANSWERS

About two weeks ago I posted a question how much time people required
to learn riding. That thread had a massive response and is still
active. New entries remain welcome.

I have analysed the first batch of data and you will find the results
here <www.xs4all.nl/~klaasbil/agelearn_short.htm>. You are bound to
find a few surprises!

case you or a friend might want to learn.

required to learn ride 50 metres) is still in the making. ETA next
week.

Hope you appreciate it!

## Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

Wonderful analysis Klaas. Thanks. I can see my own dot there and I’m proud to be on the high end of the learning curve, but for the statistical outliers.

I think you mean “moral” not “morale”.

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ

Thanks, I’ve corrected it.

Klaas Bil

Good job Klaas. Well done. I can see my dot too. Give yourself a pat on the back.

David.

Thanks, Klaas. The “typical” fit: is it a least squares fit to some common function? The shape is indeterminate unless it’s some high order polynomial. What is it?

I gave you wheel sizes for the people whose data I provided (including myself) but didn’t see it in the tabulated data. Do you need it again?

Klaas,

Great work on yet another really interesting analysis. We all appreciate it.

Andrew

I wish I could remember how long it took me to learn to ride. I remember very very little of my learning process. I know I learned sometime during 7th grade but I can’t remember how long it took and I can’t remember if I learned by trial and error (no instruction) or if I managed to pick up Jack Wiley’s “The Unicycle Book” sometime before I finally learned to ride. I know I was using Jack Wiley’s book when it came time to learn to free mount.

(Quoting from the web page) The blue line in the picture is a ‘typical’ fit, based on another bit of unconventionality involving weighted median values of logaritmically distributed bins. (I have favoured this approach over e.g. a least squares fit of some sort, to lessen the influence of the few people who required very long or short times to learn. I think such cases could have appeared at any age.)

I have received your wheelsize data but after the ‘deadline’ for batch 1 processing. They will be included in the next batch. I don’t know yet when that is, probably at least months. I don’t expect large shifts in the results.

Klaas Bil

Re: How long does it take to learn? THE ANSWERS

On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 22:15:50 GMT,
klaasbil_remove_the_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl (Klaas Bil) wrote: