Hi All, Hit just over 600kms on my bike today and came off the bike for the first time ... and contrary to everything everyone around me has been saying ... I survived!! Ok so jokes aside I really want to learn from the experience so I'm hoping for some words of wisdom for where I went wrong. I came off as I turned off a relatively fast paved road and left into my driveway, sounds simple right? Catch is cars behind me I'm trying to stay clear of travelling at 80km/h and a gravel strip between the paved road and paved driveway. I indicate well in advance, position towards the center of the road, apply front brake and begin downshifting all the way to about 20km/h, turn in left, front wheel hits gravel ... game over. Bike kept sliding into the gravel (which was surprisingly soft and comfy) Only damage I did besides my ego was the gear shift pedal, which I pulled back out and started her up again, took a few tries, and rode back up my driveway. In hindsight, what could I have done differently to navigate the gravel? I'm thinking I may have been coming in too quick, had front brake only applied and may have been leaning slightly. Or perhaps I should be on the left hand side of the lane and come to an almost complete stop before turning, allowing cars past on the right?