Four month rider here, I frequently practice and am making big improvements in the basics: starting, stopping, U turns, high speed, low speed balance, lockup control, emergency stopping, facing where I want to go, avoiding target fixation, riding in peak hour to the city and weekends through the Dandenongs, Black Spur, Warby Highway etc However, in the last month or two, I've made very little to no improvement in motorcycle roadcraft, and it bothers me, I think I should be better. If the weather isn't raining or freezing, I ride into the city in peak hour for the sake of it. I got my bike for weekend fun but the excitement of riding weekdays keeps me going. I only ride when my mind is unaffected by stress or tiredness and can focus on riding. I see my deficiencies as lane positioning, planning where on the road I'll be in 5 to 10 seconds and general smoothness, what to do next and fluidity. I've read heaps of info on these forums about how to ride, what to avoid, dos and dont's but can't seem to put it into practice. In a bit over 5,000km on the bike, half city half country, I've avoided and ignored many dumb motorists, I used to honk but Raven's bleating has changed my attitude so I try to GTF away from any upcoming issues I see. None of my Gopro recordings have made it out of my computer, then again I try avoid issues and haven't had any near misses but worry I won't know how to react if something happens. Has anyone felt like this when they were new at riding? What were your next 5,000-10,000km like and what did you do to improve?