I've been following the discussion on the Belgian forum regarding modifying the training speeds for the secondary skills of Steering (flat tires) and Balance (Falls)...using Google translate, so with ~85% comprehension .
I like numbers, so here are some:
- The idea is to speed the training up at lower levels.
- iirc, cyclists 'train' up 0.1 each time he has a flat or a fall.
- So to raise Steering from 0.0 to 10.0 takes 100 flats. I am using 10 as the minimum desired level. Let's look at cutting that in 1/2.
A= Steering/Balance skill level B= the # of Flats/Falls needed to pop to next level C= Cumulative Flats/Falls to go from 0.0 to 10.0
I think that steering and balance need some tweaking, too. Cyclists with values < 2 are a real pain in the ass. And the learning process is too slow!
I'd rather suggest that less experienced cyclists learn by practice even if they don't have flats and falls.
Suggestion for a faster learning of steering and balance skill:
If a cyclist's skill (steering or balance) is under 10 every race participation let's him improve this skill. That is: Additionally to the learning through flats and falls he should improve for 1/1000 skill point per race km.