Was cruising home from work, and approching the turn onto parramatta rd, when a hyundai excel from the other side of the road shot out from a driveway and accross the road, made me swerve close to the gutter to avoid, and i think the trees there are maple as there were leaves everywhere so when i braked bike slide out and went for a 360 gravel grind i slid and jumped up so fast as i thought i might get run over. Next thought was oh shit my bike!! i got the guy to help me pick her up and she is alright, just has a heaps scratched up muffler and a bit ground off the end of the handlebars and brake leaver and a few scratches here and there, she still looks alright though and the last rider had dropped her there already so isn't much worse anyways... I am ok am gonna need a new helmet, draggins held up heaps well only have one small tear, and my leather jacket just has a small tear as well. I went down probably at about 50km/h and am glad i didn't hit anything and just slid. I gave a grazed knee and some heat rash just above my hip and a big bruise about the size of my hand on my hip. I suppose i at least know what it feels like to chuck her down the road now. Funny how the first thing that came to mind as i jumped up was is she ok!!! Little bit annoyed as i am in the middle of training so wont be able to run for the next few days, but i spose i am not to badly hurt so should be happy with that, will see if there is anymore bruises in the morning. My tip would be definatly get a jacket with armor in it, as i am not sore at all above the hips, just bruised hip and ego.