Hi Peeps, I'm new but I thought I'd share my story of tonight and lessons learnt from it. I'm a learner been riding for about 4 months and trying to get on the bike as much as possible. I was coming along Epping road about 9pm and entered the double lane right hand turn to pittwater road. I saw the turn indicator was green so gave it a little gas and went into the left lane so I'd have a slightly wider angle to come into the turn. Half way down the turn lane (like 100m) a taxi suddenly decides theywants to do a right and just cuts right infront of me. I freak jump on the brakes, bike starts to slide, tail starts coming out, I realise whats happening so I ease off the brakes, straighten the wheel, the bike straightens up and I change lanes and avoid the taxi. Lessons Learnt --------------------- - Don't try to make the lights unreasonably like I would in my car - Always be aware even if there is just 1 car on the road they could be the ones that hit you - Don't sacrifice buffer for better turn - Too much rear brake .. I think caused the tail to slide out ? More practice emergency braking Besides that abit of an adrenaline rush but I hope I don't have to many of those in the near future.