Just thought I'd share, seeing as I think it's all kind of funny. Abit in a painful kind of way Going to netrider coffee night (saturday night), so I'm riding along fitzory street in St Kilda, which is like a trendy cafe sort of street, looking for these people that I know. Any way, miss where I'm supposed to be meeting them and think "no big deal, I'll just do a U turn and get back to them" So I grab the front brake to slow down and this is where things start going wrong. I lock the front wheel, and it snaps out to the left, at which point I leave the bike thinking.... Damn this is going to be expensive. So I sail through the air, hit the road slide a little on my right knee, my right shoulder (Front) and my index finger of my right hand, then start the roll. At this point I'm thinking that this didn't hurt all that much, and start looking around. I see the pretty blue sky, the pretty black road and the silver WRX that was beside me about a 5 seconds ago. These images sort of flash by accopanyed by the WRX getting bigger and with the plastic shredding scrape of my bike grinding along the road. So I come to a stop and see my bike do a nice half turn and go backwards into the kerb. I slowly stand up to see all sorts of people rushing around to give me a hand, which was really nice of them. I sort of climb to my feet and then move off the road, at which point a bloke that was giving me a hand gets me a jug of water from the pub that I was in front of and pushes me into a seat to calm my nerves. So the net result, I found an expensive way to meet girls, tore a whole in my good riding jacket and my new dragon jeans, banged up my bike and will hurt like hell tommrow. Oh and most important, WATCH THAT FRONT BRAKE!!!!!