On The Job
I was riding home from work around 8 this morning. It had been raining most the morning. I was following a Blazer and was 3 or 4 car lengths behind. As we approached an intersection the light changed to yellow. The Blazer suddenly locked the brakes and came to a quick stop. Well, I started to brake but not anything extreme. All of a sudden the rear tire started to kick out. Next thing I know I'm going pretty much sideways. I'm thinking "Oh Sh*t" I'm going to end up sliding under this Blazer. I ended up putting both feet down and skied the bike a ways and straightened out while braking with the front brake. How the hell I pulled it out and and not end up road kill I'll never know. I don't know why I started sliding since I wasn't braking too aggressively. Only thing I can figure is maybe there was some oil on the road surface and I was unlucky enough to hit it. All I know is I'm glad to be here this morning to write this.