Installed an oval chainring. My first ride opinion is - I like it. Seemed to help me on my climbs. Found myself in lower gear during climbs where I was usually looking for one more gear when I was already maxed out. Anything I can do to offset the out of shape me.
I will sometimes connect with someone I meet on a trail during a ride or group ride so I can see other places to ride. I get follow requests from random people that give me kudos and I usually don't accept.