Today, I was going home on the Monash when I made a very grave mistake which nearly costed me a hospital trip. I was just leaving the reduced speed burnley tunnel with three other riders on their way home. After leaving the slow traffic all of the riders started to speed up, me included until we reached around 110km/h. I take the right most lane, while concentrating on the positions of the other bikes. Until I realised they started slowing down. Me 'still' concentrating on these other riders I decided to overtake them still around 100~km/h. This was when I realised they slowed down due to the standstill traffic around the corner, 50-60 metres ahead. I quickly put myself into emergency stop mode, controlling my bike as I come careening towards the stationary traffic in front of me. My rear wheel locks; only a split second thanks to quick manipulation of rear brakes. I soon realise I won't stop in time as I close to about 10-15 metres from the stationary car in front of me. Due to training, quickly decided on an 'escape' route, through the right most, very narrow emergency lane. I enter at about 40-50km/hr. My bike shudders as I risk applying more brakes and around eight cars passed later, I finally stop... My brain takes time out to just evaluate what had happened... the other rider passes by and yells 'BE CAREFUL!!'. ---- There are times when you do the most screwed up things when your ego and stupidity gets ahold of you. And this were one of those times. Although through skill and technique I managed to escape unharmed, but such was that it shouldn't have happened. Very dangerous indeed, and what completely shot my confidence level right down. After that, very doubting whether I should continue the rider lifestyle. I'm actually booked into my licence test next week on saturday but after that.... *shakes his head*. Has anyone else done rather stupid things that very much made you doubt yourself to such an extent?