Recently I was talking with another rider and he asked me so how long have you been riding, and I said 9 months. He told me a was a newby and he has been riding for 10 plus years and walked away from me. Latter that evening I approached the guy again and started to ask where he rides, how often etc. He informed me he rided 1,000 miles a year, no highways, and only when the temperature is above 65 degrees. So informed him I ride 2,000 miles a month, ride highways daily and in temperatures down to 35 degrees. He changed his view at this point. I told him not to judge a book by the cover. So how do you define riding experience?