Thank you!To my ears, you've got it now. I can't imagine improving on that cymbal sound (or playing) for that song. You worry me though by mentioning the position of the mic. I want to believe that what I'm hearing is what is, not where the mic is.
That's why I mention this, don't trust soundfiles too much. Someone should make some tutorials/demos on this, with a video camera that has built-in mics so you can see exactly what the microphone hears. Proximity of the stick is huge with ride playing. By now it's common knowlegde that stick and playing make a big difference; it also matters if the mic is looking down on the surface/plane of the cymbal or is pointing at the edge from the side.