An idiot had a good try at killing me the other day. The idiot was me. I have been on two wheels for about 8 months now and so far managed to keep "shiny side up", though maybe more by good luck than anything else. So there I was at moderate speed on a winding road when I realised that it was a decreasing radius left hander. How many mistakes did I make? 1. Hit the brakes 2. Stand the bike up 3. Run wide 4. Look at outside of curve for trees or oncoming traffic 5. Run wider.... I was on the centre line before I got it together. Now, I know all these are silly mistakes. When I ride I often practise tightening my line mid corner just to try to get some automatic response programmed in. OK, so I know: LOOK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO AND PUSH! How and when does this become automatic. ? Does anyone know of a tuition method that concentrates on accident avoidance technique?