Can anyone give any advice on proper cornering techniques? And then to follow up, any type of drills I can run in an empty parking lot with cones or something and goals to shoot for? I want to practice and get better, but short of just getting more comfortable on the bike when I'm cruising in canyons, I don't know how to gauge myself on how I'm progressing and I don't have anyone that I can ride with that can tell me what to work on or things I can do to improve my skill and technique. I don't have a lot of money to burn on classes and track days but I want to get better. I'm not concerned about getting a knee down as much as I am riding properly and safely.
I'm open to all ideas. Hell, if someone wants to go cruise palomar mountain or the fallbrook/temecula canyons with me every so often and give me any instruction, I'm all ears.
I want to get better, and I feel if I just keep pushing myself bit by bit, I'll eventually get in over my head and wreck my bike or seriously injure myself.