Put in 243 local miles today a lot of which were cornering in the woods near me on great twisties. Rode with my buddy George who has a sweet stock black gen 1. He's an awesome rider and although I was able to stay pretty close with him most of the time he went around me whenever I started ahead of him. It showed me how much improvement I can aspire to. We both went off the road...into soft dirt and had slowed to just a few mph by the time we went off and both stayed up. George went too hot into an off camber corner hit his rear brake to hard and skidded for maybe fifty feet and went off road. Although I had the corner made he swerved across my path and I had to go off road to avoid running into him. Just goes to show even a really good rider like him can make a mistake. You see it all the time in the pros because they are on the edge. It was good that we were on very remote roads with no side streets. I learned a lot today and most importantly I realized that I can take my corners faster by staying on the gas further into the turn and by being smoother on the throttle. I'm looking forward to learning a lot more. I'm glad we handled our mishap well and we went over the whole thing with a fine tooth comb to see where we both went wrong. It was a little scary but there are risks involved in order to improve.