I had my first spill today. I was out practicing my cornering and after coming out of a nice clean left hander I stuffed up the entry to the following right hander. I think I was to close to the side of the road and instead of leaning into the next corner, I straighted up. This was all going swingingly until I hit a pot hole or something and high-sided. Luckily I managed to slow right down before I came off (I'm a pretty slow rider anyway) and as far as I can tell the only damage to me and the bike is a sore ass and a bent gear lever (not a single scratch ). I'm doing an advanced riding course in a few weeks so I'll see if they can give me some pointers... Things I'll do differently next time; * go even slower so I don't f*ck up the entry * try even harder to give my body the lean instruction before my instinct to straighten up kicks in Thanks to do the guys who stopped and helped my pick my bike up.