Had my third fall today. Gear pedal is bent out of reach, so bike is again off the road. Even if it wasn't, my confidence is in pieces. The same as last time ... coming to a fairly quick stop in rain (someone had darted out onto a pedestrian crossing). The start of the braking - using both brakes - went fine, but again, just as I'd almost come to a stop, the front wheel lost traction, went sideways, and I went down, though this time to the other side. This was with the replacement tyres fitted a week ago, that I was assured would have much better grip in the wet. I can't blame the road this time - as taymaishu pointed out in his thread from earlier today, it's been raining in Sydney for 24 hrs, so the roads should be well & truly washed of muck. The main common factor in the story is me, so it's obviously something I'm doing or not doing. Everything else has been going well: cornering, u-turns, rapid (dry) stops, all good. But this wet-weather no-traction thing is over in a split-second, and since I don't know how or why it happens, I don't know how to fix it. So, three strikes ... should I be out for good this time? Maybe I'm just a poor rider.