Several days ago I decided to go for a ride along one of the twisty roads in the neighbourhood, a road that I am reasonably familiar with. However this was the first time I went on the twisties in the wet. That said, most of the road was dry, only the last fifth of the road was wet without any dry patches. THE INCIDENT Happened on that last wet bit of the road. I believed I was taking it very easy on that section. As I was taking a left-hand corner, my front started sliding out. I instinctively kicked out my left foot to the ground and believed that's what managed to kick the bike to a more upright position and for the front to regain traction, so by some miracle I didn't go down. Got nice and deep scratch marks on the boot's metal slider. I am still not sure why the front slid out: I was going slow, barely leaning, the throttle remained slightly opened through the corner, didn't make any sharp steering. Never touched the front or rear brake throughout. The tyres are in good condition. I do not recall seeing any oil patches on the road. So here come the questions. 1. Was kicking the leg out to maintain the bike upright the best way to handle? 2. In retrospect, when I was making quick turns around bends in the road (like swerving - the 'bars never stopped moving) I noticed that the bike felt like it was tipping into the direction of the lean, like it was less stable, like I was trying to steer it at walking pace. I suspect it could have been the rear tyre sliding out - am I correct? 3. Haven't got much experience riding in the wet - is it really THAT slippery? In the car I can push it around the corner in the wet at maybe 80% of dry, whereas when the incident happened I was going carefully and nearly upright around the corners. 4. Any other advice about breaking/regaining/controlling traction and how to practice it? Just by way of background, my riding experience is about 5 months, most of riding around the country roads. The bike is a Ninja 250r. Thanks.