This feels like the best place to vent at myself amongst those that understand. I had an off this morning and I feel bloody stupid about it. Coming up on some lights in the wet this morning they turned amber and I started braking. It being wet I didn't wrench the brakes but kept squeezing evenly to pull up. With maybe 2 meters left to stop before the line my front end just lost it. I guess it would have been about the right spot for the road marking, and the typical oil spot, but I don't know. All I know is that there was no warning, no time to adjust, or ease off. Just whoosh, no bike under me. 8-[ I had the sense to turn my body (thanks to some old Aikido training), and I only slid for about a meter or so, but DAMN what a stupid thing to let happen. I feel like I should have known better, or ridden better. I can't believe it. ](*,) Anyways, the bike isn't that bad. The right hand side of the fairing is scratched and broken in places, and there are minor scratches on the right engine cover and along the muffler. No major dings though. I've got a killer sore shoulder that I guess I should get checked out when I get around to it, but the thing I'm annoyed at the most is that my helmet hit the ground. When I say hit, it felt more like just scrapped along. My head felt perfectly fine (not even rattled), but I can't be sure it didn't whack the ground with some kinda force, so I guess I've gotta replace it. ](*,) Anyway.....thanks for listening to me beat myself up a bit. Hopefully I've learned a good lesson from it. Any crash you walk away from fine is a good crash though right.