Kitwit54 good, simple advice!
I can already feel the difference in my confidence, but dont want to become complacent... My brother-in-law just had a serious injury and he has been riding over 30 years.. No one else involved, just wrong place at wrong time, and a bit of sand/gravel at 50mph.. He has been wearing his neck/body brace and "halo" on his head due to 3 ruptured vertebrae... I dont think you can ever be too cautious! I saw him this weekend and he asked me to promise to ride with him next Spring ;-) I am sure he can teach me a lot.