The "View" - and cornering I've been pondering this for a while now, based on my own experiences, and I've realized how strongly the view we have when riding, effects us. Yes...I'm talking about the "view" you actually have when sitting on your bike...you know, there are the instruments, there is road ahead, there is the screen etc, depending on what make and model you might have. You get very familiar with that view, and are usually quite surprised when you start to advance your riding a bit. The view changes, as you begin to explore moving around on your bike. (stay with me on this...there is a point) At some point, assuming you desire to improve your cornering, it'll be explained about where you need to be on the bike and all that sort of stuff, and it's manageable because it is quite mechanical. Then, the first time you do it, you are met with a starkly different "view", and THAT can be a little disconcerting. It takes a while to get used to cornering for starters, but it also takes a while to get used to the view you have. It's looking ahead to where you are going, but your perspective on the world has changed. Yes, it does happen in the background, and usually you are so focussed on the mechanics of body position etc, that this different perspective becomes less threatening or unusual as you practice, and progress. The fact that it is happening in the background does not mean that it has'nt or is'nt having an effect on you. Once you get to that stage and are completely controlled, you are going to start rearranging the mechanics again, so that you are in the right position for more aggressive cornering....AND you'll have a new "view" to get used to, which in the meantime can be very disconcerting, at a bad time. ie: When you develope your skills and abilities to maximise your body position hanging a fair way off the bike, and looking through the corner, that quite often the bike may be completely out of the range of your view, and you'll feel like you are arriving at the corner slightly ahead of the bike and are pulling it through with you. Or the view you have is way down low beside the tank, where all you can see, is what is in the immediate vacinity of your view ahead. Your perspective will be something you are'nt accustomed to, and it does have an effect on you. So...as you are learning to take corners at whatever level, make a conscious effort to take in the view from that new perspective, and embrace it. It will become the norm more quickly, and stop undermining your progress. At the more extreme lean angles and body positions, the view can be quite foreign, even to an advanced but unpractised rider. So it IS something that you need to maintain, just like any other skill. So yeah....take in the view, bring it into the conscious mind and adjust to it. It can be a whole new world, so don't get put off... And ENJOY the new "View". Just something else to think about.