Last Saturday night I had one 'oh Shit' moment, of which I was wondering whether I could've reacted in a better way. I was going to a mate's house that night. Haven't been at his place for months, so I never went there with my bike, meaning I wasn't familiar with the roads. It was dark, and just as I was about to leave my house it started to drizzle -> wet roads. I really wanted to get there though, so I put on my plastics and off I went. It all went good, until I encountered this one road: in the left lane were parked cars, leaving little remaining space until a painted line marked the beginning of the right lane. The right lane had tram tracks running in its centre. Not wanting to be too close to be the parked cars, or to be going on the white line, I chose to ride on the right lane in between the tram tracks. Which went just fine, until I reached those (100?) metres where the road in between the tracks was grinded in such a way, that very rough rills were created. Now it was grinded in the way the lane was going, so the rills were running in the direction I was riding. Man, my heart started racing when I realized what I had gotten onto, my knees instinctively grabbing the bike as tight as they could. The bike was more or less stuck in it's track and started to slip and slide according to the rills; I hardly grabbed the handlebars at all, not wanting to disturb the bike and pull her wheels in an angle to the tracks. I was so glad when the sliding and slipping stopped as the area of grinded road was finished and I had a normal road surface, giving me my usual grip back! I have learnt one thing: if it's dark and wet, don't ride any roads you don't know well! But what I haven't learnt: what should I do next time, if I encounter the same problem? Just hanging in there, hoping there won't be any corner coming up as long as I'm on that grinded bit on the road, was a really scary thing!