After a good run through the country side with a couple of mates on some wet roads without falling off, I came VERY close to having an off after getting back into town. I had waved off my mates and was waiting to cross the main street at the front of the lights on the busiest intersection in town. My mate had invited me to the drags next weekend so I supposed my head was in 'Drag Start' mode. The lights went green, I gave it a fistful of revs and lept off the line. Until my back tyre got to the thick, wet, white line. It was then it all started to go pear shaped. It all happened so quickly, and I don't know how the hell I stayed on and upright. I felt the back swing out to the left, pointing the front at the oncoming traffic. The bike started to tip over to the right, and I was thinking, 'This is it! I hope I don't do too much damage to that car (or my bike!) when the bike slides into it'. My bike was 45 degrees to the direction of its travel and felt at a 45 degree lean. I'm not really sure what happened next (I guess it found some grip), but the bike kicked back upright and then straightened up. I looked over at the horrified girl in the first car at the lights on the other side and gave her a nod (like I meant it!) and then finished my journey home where I then changed my undies! Bugger me that was close!