My riding has taken a notable upturn in the last several months as I've been riding up the hill a couple of times a week. At a minimum, I've been riding up to Lake Temescal once a week and up to the Shepherd Canyon Trail once a week. This is in part because I want to keep improving my hill riding ability, now that it's got past the level of suck, and in part because I want to get more exercise to lose weight. Both of those goals have been going along well.
I've been going down to the Bay less, in part because I think "it'll be all windy down there", which doesn't tend to be the case in the hills. But I still have more Bay Trail riding that I want to do!