Recently I have been practicing the Old Pacific Highway run over and over, mostly between Pie in the sky at Cowan and Mt White cafe, that sort of area. Was out there today and scared the bejeezus out of myself. Just up past Mt White, doing some twisty's, and I think probably feeling too cocky... ran wide on a right hander, had a case of target fixation on the embankment, and the bike went off the road and up in the air. I was mostly upright, so got my left boot sc****d along the side of the embankment, and somehow (no skill here, purely luck) the bike came down on its wheels and kept going. I did check my undies, and amazingly can still wear them. Basically I did everything wrong, worried about going wide, then rather than focussing on where I wanted to go, I fixated on the edge of the road. Luckily the bike is fine, just a small scratch or two on the side where it hit the rocks from the embankment, I did have to sit down for a few minutes and mull over my stupidity. But then I had to get back on the horse, so spent the next hour or so just going over and over the same section of road, sort of a penance I guess. I do find that talking to myself as I am riding helps at the moment.. something like "relax your hands, relax!!... shift your ass, lock your leg to the tank...lean, lean, smooth with the power... ", I guess I am in the conscious incompetence stage of my riding at the moment! Having to remind myself continually of what to do.