No, it's a motorcyclist who target fixated. So, given the weather near me was holding out with only light drizzle here and there I decided to go out for my first ride (if we don't count the partial escort home from the dealer). I decided to go buy petrol (much nicer to see a fill up cost $6.50...) and then practice the run to work. I don't plan on riding in peak hour traffic for at least a few weeks, but I thought it would be good to practice on a day when it should be relatively quiet. Anyway... I work in the office complex along Yarra Boulevard/Swan St. I tackled a couple of roundabouts without too much problem and headed down the boulevard. Made it round a left hand corner that is not quite hairpin, but is much tighter than 90deg. Up through the work carpark, back out to the boulevard, a few backstreets and back down the boulevard to where I started. At a guess, I'd probably been riding for about an hour by this point. I wasn't feeling tired, but I decided to take a 10 minute break in one of the little parking areas there anyway. Gave my first nod to a fellow riding past (let me know if it was you! I was standing by a black VTR250) and then planned my next move. I decided to run back through the boulevard, work carpark, then back home. I made it round the little bends in the boulevard, but something happened at that tight LH turn. Everything was normal - 2nd gear, going pretty slow (15k maybe?), started the turn and then something went wrong. I ended up straightening up, running wide and into the gutter - sending me over the bars and requiring a little gymnastics to tuck and roll. Damage to me: none. Damage to bike: scratches and a fairly bent rear brake lever. So, I have been thinking about it and all I can come up with is target fixation. I entered the corner quite slowly, but I ended up gaining pace and losing my way. What is the best way to try and avoid this in the future - is it as simple as looking through the corner better? My confidence is still 100% and I'll be back out as soon as I get that lever fixed, but I just wonder if there's anything else I should be doing if I find myself in that situation again.