Yep, I'd agree curves, there is an art to it, I'd also say not over riding my ability, that still holds true today. Seems like I'm continually progressing as a rider, low speed maneuvers use to cause me problems also, the Ride Like A Pro video, and a lot of practice, has helped that out a bunch. It seems like every bike I've ever owned was a better bike than I am a rider, it's a pretty cool feeling when I have had the same bike long enough, to become "one" with the bike, does that make sense to anybody ? It's like the bike becomes an extension of myself, and we know each others limits and exactly how we will react without really having to think about it, I swear it has saved my bacon more than once, me and my Kawasaki 900 have become "one", I'm not there yet with my Harley, but getting close. I know a bike only responds to external inputs, but after a while it "seems" like it just knows what to do. The line to take through a curve is a given and so is the speed to take it at, the U-turn in a parking lot isn't even thought about, it's just not a "problem" anymore. Makes for a very enjoyable ride
Back in the late 70's I had a Honda 450, it was my only means of transportation, rain, sleet, snow , it was my daily driver everyday, I still miss that bike, it was more like an old friend than a machine, we pulled off some stuff I'd never even dream about on another bike. It is really strange the attachment I form with bikes ! It has never happened with a car, a car to me is just a car, kind of strange.