After riding the old pac highway yesterday I felt very humbled. I feel like I've hit the upper limit of my riding skills and struggling to find a way to improve. After 5 months in the saddle I really should be up to the stage where I can push at the corners a lot harder. Every once in a while there was a gust of wind behind my shoulder. “Voooom” I was passed by yet another rider who seemed to glide effortlessly through the twisties. I tried to keep up for as long as possible but alas sooner or later they disappeared into the distance. Damnit! This really frustrated me because I was riding as hard as I could really pushing the corners while at the same time trying to hold everything together. Even the guy on the cruiser was pissing all over me ](*,) Now although I'm on a 250 I really should be able to keep up as the bike is lighter and theoretically easier to flick around the corners than a 600. I'm trying to apply all the theory which I've learned in Rob's guides and elsewhere. Trying to remind myself all the time: relaxed arms, focus on vanishing point, lean into corner, roll on throttle. None of this was cutting the mustard. I have a feeling the key is to increase my lean angle but I'm not sure how to bring myself to it. I hear some guys scraping their foot pegs! I can't even imagine getting that low without a lowside. I'm just focusing on not ending up onto the opposite barrier! Any ideas on how to get over the fear and loose those chicken strips?