In the MSF course the instructor recommended we practice two things everytime we ride.
One is to pick a spot in the road and swerve around it - like a manhole cover, to get our avoidance skills to become muscle memory.
The other is to stop harder than you need to when there is no one behind you. Not that you have to bring the tires to the edge of a skid, just be more aggressive than you need to. Again: when there is no one behind you.
I do this ever day that I ride, and still sometimes I lock up the rear tire and it surprises me.
If you are feeling uncomfortable in curves, then slow down a bit more and have a bit more fun powering out of the end of the curve. Also practice pulling the curve in tighter in your lane, or letting it go a bit wider when you are halfway thru the curve, by pushing the grips to move the bike left and right in your lane. Unless the roads are wet with fresh rain you will not slide out your tires on a cruiser bike, the pegs will hit first, then the frame - so you will have plenty of warning that you are leaning too far.
Practicing your riding skills gives you confidence in your ability to handle anything the road throws at you, and the increased confidence makes the ride more enjoyable.
Last edited by KCW; 06-13-2018 at 09:38 AM.