Thanks for the comments. I am probably not nearly as bad as I make it out to be but I know I can get better. I think one of my main problems is that I've hit a plateau and need to find more ways to push myself to get better.
@scmtbiker, the clinic is listed in the last post about the Ashville event. The $700 includes 3 full days of instruction. This would be ideal but I cannot justify the cost plus 3 days of PTO from work. Would love to do it but never gonna happen.
@Cmags, thanks for posting that link. I'l definitely going to attend those sessions and grouop rides. I agree that just following a better rider makes a difference.
@Drew, agreed. I just cannot seem to stop pussing out and rail those corners. Although it's been a long time since it has happened, I've washed out a few times due to one thing or another (though not leaning my body...) and I've gotten into a bad habit of backing off on the gas / braking more than needed before entering the corners. I'm running either Trail kings, Purgatory or Ground Controls in the front so it isn't a traction/tire issue. Its a pansy issue!!! Taking a better line into the corners is another potential issue.
I need to find someone to ride with that can follow me for a few laps and give me some pointers but also challenge me to keep up. I always seem to ride faster when someone is on my butt. I know there are a couple of books that are also supposed to help a lot, just cannot remember which ones are worth reading?