You guys already know this, but I am experiencing firsthand the benefit of riding several days per week, instead of just Saturday and/or Sunday mornings. For the past couple of weeks I have been riding 15 miles / 25km round trip to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays (15 hours per week at greatly reduced pay sure beats collecting unemployment insurance), plus about 20-25 mi / 30-40 km every Wednesday morning with the YMCA, in addition to some weekend rides. Today the group split into two for the Torrey Pines grade. I chose the shorter, steeper switchback road through the park itself and actually reached the meeting point at the top first, which is something I haven't been able to do for awhile with this group. The Bianchi is my fastest bike on climbs and sprints, but not by that much.