Well. This morning was the first time i've been on my bike in over 2 weeks since my last very close call (car merged on me without indicating in an 80kph zone in the rain and we clashed mirrors) I filled the bike up and thought i'd do a 10-15km round loop after to get the cobwebs off. Coming down Lysterfield Road in Lysterfield (duh) it was damp so i was taking it very very easy. Caught up to a VZ Commodore as they were taking it very slow. Came around one of the very last bends before Napoleon Rd and saw her start to slide out. At this time i was 3 or so seconds behind, just about to enter the corner. She was more than half way though. I couldn't brake, i was on a bee's dick throttle. The went nose, tail, nose, tail into the guard rail. I ended up lightly trailing my rear brake through the corner, got to where I had straightened up and applied front brake and stopped about 2m from her door (she was sideways over the road) Without the Saturday Morning Practice sessions in St Kilda, i would have either panic grabbed my front brake and ended up straightening up into the guard rail and wrecking myself hard, or come around doing 10-15kph more than I was and slamming into her car and still wrecking myself. I have been only riding for 4 years, I felt confident in what I could do. This instant has shown me that I am not confident in what others can do. So thanks NetRiders, Dav, GregBM and everyone else who helps with Saturday Morning Riders training in St Kilda - I can honestly say you HAVE saved me.