Over the past months I have dusted my bike off from ten years of dust, bought a new seat, road tires and got a tune-up. I did all this in an effort to prepare for the bicycle challenge which is a serious event at my new company. My 90 day new hire probation period ends May 1st. I have ridden my bike a several times over the course of the last month in an effort to efficiently coordinate Bart schedule and my wake-up time. Just now, reading your rules I believe that I qualify as a novice rider since I have not ridden my bike even once in the ten years prior to this wake up call. I have ridden my bike this last month more than three times though.