Not to be confused with 'having a shit day on the bike'. This is different. Since an off earlier this year I've been taking it easy on twisty rds - a lot easier than what I used to do. This off was due to a number of factors - but basically it all boiled down to the fact I wasn't riding to the conditions (wet slippery rd after weeks of sunshiney weather). Leant too much and Bam - hit the deck. Anyway, since then I've had the typical issues one has after an off and I've been working on those issues to try and get me and my confidence back up to speed and hopefully come out of it a better rider. I've slowly worked up my confidence to lean the bike again - however I've a long way to go wtih this...a lot of time riding is spent experimenting with weight distribution, body positioning, keeping body relaxed, throttle control, what gear works best and engine braking, lines etc...all stuff i used to do but am now doing at a much slower pace. I find I - and excuse the reference but tis the only one I can think of that describes it adequately - hit a brick wall when it comes to speed. I find that once I reach a certain speed, I can't go any faster... This, I know, is me riding to my limits. I'm not confident going any faster atm. This is NOT a bad thing. I don't view it as a bad thing. If anything, it's a good thing cos it means that if I keep this up, eventually I'll find my speed naturally increases. Compared to how fast I was riding 6mths ago, and on rds I'd never ridden (eg. The Oxley where I was doing a helluva lot more kph than what I'm doing now), it almost seems like I've gone backwards in my riding. It'd be easy to think that, and I thought it myself, however I believe that if anything, I'm going forwards in my riding atm...because I'm using this time to better my skills and become a better, more skilled rider.. If that makes sense. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about? Have other riders gone through similar things to this? Care to tell me about it?