From a purists perspective the degradation continues. From my perspective... I think I'm getting closer to where I want my resurection to be. Handling is improving all the time. But I think I'm getting to a point where I may have to look seriously at whether or not I have the right bike for what I really want to do... I get the feeling there might be a more appropriately designed bike out there... but I'm having fun trying to make the Bemaha fit the bill.