I'm slowing down way too much for corners.
I need to be more aggressive and have more fun!
Even though I've bee riding since I was a kid, I by no means consider myself a professional rider...but I always feel compelled to throw in my 2 cents....first off, if your riding on a road you don't know with twists and curves you're not familiar with..that is NOT the time to push your cornering skills...even if your VERY confident in your skills you can still get in trouble. Ask any racer...they run the course a lot to get familiar with the corners before they race.
I think the video is a good piece of work (if not a little corny!) Ride on the roads you know, start into your corners at a comfortable speed (even at the posted speed limit, just to have a reference) and just practice technique and accelerating through those turns smoothly until it becomes second nature....check your speedo going in and coming out, so you know how you progress, and don't worry about speed...concentrate on keeping everything smooth. Pretty soon 40 mph curves will be 50 mph curves, and you won't even blink twice...and then that confidence will translate onto roads you don't know, so you'll be less likely to get into trouble. Sorry if I'm preaching to the choir