August 3, 2013
Improved confidence and skill
General inexperience (riding since June 2007 ~14000 mi)
Attended one lecture in Portland, OR on riding in foul weather. As it was the first storm of the season, no one wanted to go riding after the lecture (ironically enough). Besides, at that point, I had just ridden 750 mi in the rain and was looking to be out of the saddle for a few days. I just attended my first Doc Wong riding clinic and am kicking myself for not doing this sooner!
Been riding on and off since 2007 - finally decided to try and get good (OK, get "better") at riding and use more of the tread instead of just what's in the center...