Are You Experienced?
Sure, total experience counts. Many of the lessons learned riding a decade or more ago still help your judgment. You can read about others' incidents and advice, but there is nothing like having a bus turn in front of you, for example, to teach you the value of being visible and conspicuous. Most motorcyclists learn the essential basic lesson that, er, stuff definitely does happen, even to them, during their first couple years of riding. Some don't survive that lesson and some walk away from motorcycling altogether once they have learned it. But those who learn it are unlikely to forget it, even if they take a hiatus. There are a lot of smaller, less dramatic lessons that we probably retain as well. They can affect all sorts of motorcycling behavior, from how we sit on the bike, to what we perceive as hazards, to what we wear when we ride.