I am not a new rider, I have been riding for years - but I have had my share of minor accidents in the past and, after a 6 year hiatus from riding, a degree of fear has crept in and I have totally lost my motorbike mojo. Yesterday, riding up the Numinbah valley Rd, we came across 2 separate motorcycle accidents. One had an ambulance in attendance to a harley rider down on the road, and a few kms further up the road another guy (sports biker) was being airlifted out in the rescue helicopter - it was a really sober reminder of how everything can turn to crap so quickly. And it has made me want to do something about my cornering ability. My fast corners are fine, its the 45s and under - the low speed tight ones - that freak me out. I just cannot lean it over -the last cm on either side of the tyre have never touched the asphalt. I am terrified of coming into a corner too fast, and panicking. So I constantly go into them too slow, and I know I can just do them a lot better, but I am afraid to try it on the road. I would really love to learn to corner better - to know that I can lean the bike right over if I have to - and to get rid of that awful panicky feeling. So I am thinking I need to go to some sort of track, where I can learn to do this in a safe environment. I live in Northern NSW, so I am wondering if there is some sort of school in Brisbane or the Gold Coast? I can do emergency stops etc fine, so I really don't want to pay to learn things I already know. But I am also nervous about doing a course full of hot-shot riders on big bikes and feeling intimidated by them and thinking that I am holding them all up. So....any recommendations? Anything out there for people like me, who are not new riders, but need to learn some better cornering skills? also - do you ride your own bike on these days?