In light of some comments in some threads about NetRider having more crashes than other groups, I also took a look at the bike capacity thread and I personally reckon that there's a pretty high rate of new(ish) riders present on NetRider. Now I'm not saying that if you're a new rider that you're going to crash. Not saying that at all, but it is pretty clear historically that your chances of crashing are higher in your first 2 years of riding than afterwards. So am wondering if NetRider deserves its derogatory appellation of "NetCrasher" due to experienced riders crashing, or is it more because it's a friendly, open, and easy to access environment that attracts new and/or lesser experienced riders, and so has more than its fair share of crashes? As a community the forums are open to all, and certainly with more active participants on rides than many other clubs, and so whenever a crash occurs first there are more people who could crash, and secondly everyone knows about it because it gets posted here, rather than kept silent and private as is quite often what happens with closed membership clubs. In any event, I'd like to see what the average riding experience is here, at this exact moment in time. Sure, we may have had such a poll in the past, but given the recent rate of offs, it seems that the membership make-up may have been changing quite rapidly. So how long have you been riding for?