So I know I am improving but there are questions that come up when I am thinking about my ride.
"That hill that kicked my butt, was it really all that hard or was it just me? How do my rides stack up against others?" Stuff like that.
I use http://www.Traingo.com to track my workouts but its hard to gauge what others are doing.
Example: today I did a hill that was 1 mile and 450 foot climb, what that a big deal? It felt like it! However since I am new maybe gauging myself against others is a bad idea.