Well it's been pouring in sydney for 24hours so thought I'd try out the rain pants I bought 3 weeks ago. Came through a large roundabout that I use every time I take the bike out. As you accelerate to exit the road rises so while you're adjusting direction the weight of the bike is also shifting from front to the rear. In the wet I guess this was enought for the front wheel to come unstuck and I could feel it sliding out from under me toward my left - think I was doing 35kph at the time. Before I know it I'd backed off the gas, stuck my right foot out and used it to push off the road and the bike righted itself. Didn't have time to think about it and I'm glad it was a happy ending but I hope i never try and do it at higher speeds. I'm betting a slide across the tarmac would be better than a broken hip / leg / ankle. Going in I felt like I'd picked the correct speed for the exit - in the dry it can be done safely at 40-50kph. What should I have done when I felt the slide? Back off speed and try to regain my balance as the bike either right itself or I fall over? I expected rain to make a slide more likely but I was surprised how easy it was to lose control. Anyone else having fun in the rain?