Well, I have been riding for just over 1 month now. I took the MSF course one weekend, bought my bike the following weekend and have hardly stopped riding since. :motorcycl I have only commuted to work a few times and probably won't commute much at least for a while. Most of the miles have been on casual morning rides on the weekend and on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I watch traffic, watch for objects on the ride, stay back from the car in front of me, pay attention to cornering and even after all that I feel relaxed after a ride. I guess while paying attention to the ride you can't think about anything else. Don't get me wrong, I still get nervous when I see people pull up on side roads because I feel they may pull out in front of me, but I am getting over it slowly. I slow down and look for signs that they may pull out and pray they don't!