I've been out of action for over a month...have'nt even thrown a leg over the bike due to a neck injury. Last week-end, I decided to suck it up and go for a short ride, even if just to reaqaint myself with being on the bike. Off I went...and within about 5 mins realized just how much I was NOT in the game. While I appreciated that I would be a little rusty and it would take a little while to for my brain and bod to remember what to do, I was amazed at just how much of my "edge" I had lost, in just 4-5 weeks of not riding... Sure...I could sit there and manage to a reasonable degree, but no way was my brain at all prepared for anything other than a potter...and when I did open things up a few times, I quickly realized that I was WAY behind the bike, and had to pull my head in! Edit By opening it up, I mean 2nd gear power mono at $1.40, after standing start kindof "opening it up".. :wink: Any way...it seems to me, that it'll take me a few good weeks of solid riding to get myself back up to my own expected levels of control and focus....and I can't even start doing that yet...and THAT shits me to tears, quite frankly. For you guys that only ride once in while or have regular periods btween rides, I'm buggered if I know how you manage to stay sharp!, let alone alive!... (erm...Or maybe you are'nt ever as sharp as you should be?) :wink: John.