I enjoy riding, but it's not something I have time to do "full-time". For me the fun of riding is open, scenic roads and that sense of freedom (don't know how else to describe it), not traffic lights, gridlock (especially since filtering is illegal here) and car/bus fumes. Hence I don't commute by riding. I know experience plays a key part of road safety, and as a fair-weather rider, I'm not going to have the skills of riding ingrained in my head as someone who rides daily. That's not to say I don't appreciate their importance, but more to say it's going to take me longer to get that experience. There must be many of you who are similarly time-poor, and may only get the bike out on the weekends, and only on those weekends when you don't have other commitments. For such riders, do you ever reach a stage where you feel that unless you ride more regularly, your potential danger to others on the roads outweighs the enjoyment you get from riding? This would be for newbies and experienced riders, since I'm sure even experienced riders would agree that when they go through a period of not riding regularly (eg after having children and losing their free time to swimming training and soccer practice etc) their skills are not as sharp as when they were riding regularly for years.