It's been a tad boring around here lately, so here's something for you newer riders to think about... (at least it's all about biking, so it can't be THAT bad.) I've come to realize that I am still constantly monitoring my own riding - my techniques etc. In fact I tend to be quite critical of what I'm doing from one minute to the next - apexed too early there, too much weight on the bars then...foot not quite in the correct place for that much lean angle, out of ideal body position for that roudabout I just went through...and the endless list goes on. I am constantly adjusting to improve and remain focused on the ride, whether I be hammering it, or tootling along. There is always plenty of work to do. I see this kind of thing as the best way to improve my riding abilities and capabilities. Those of you who ARE paying attention your riding, you must keep at it....those of you that are'nt - begin today, because the sooner you start, the sooner you will reach the levels of skill that you need to truelly enjoy your riding, because you are accomplished and proficient at your level of skill. Self-analysis in your riding is and should be seen as a life-long practice. We reach a level of skill, raise the bar, and the process starts all over again until we improve our skills enough to have attained the next level of proficiency. Someone somewhere might be thinking 'I am happy with the level I've reached, so I don't need to worry about it'. Bullshit!...You need to keep the skills that you DO have up to a satisfactory level of sharpness, and you can only do that by analysing your riding. It's not just about improving your own skills...it's also about maintaining them. So analyse your riding - you'd be suprised at how much faster you will improve! :wink: John.