Had my first off. ANd I wasn't doing anything stupid either! As per previous posts from last weekend, I had backed off and was taking things easier after my unintentional first mono and stoppy last weekend. Then I copped it taking it easy doing 15kph round a corner in Darlinghurst early this morning. 6am, on the way to work, had a filter light at the intersection of Oxford St and Darlinghurst road, turning towards the cross. No cars, no traffic. Approached the corner at a normal speed and turned in normally. What I didn;t see in the early morning light was a fresh patch of oil right on the riding line through the corner. No warning, no wobbles, just bang, front lost all grip instantly I hit the tarmac right knee first. I slid about 3 metres, the bike slid about 6. It was slow enough that I skidded on my knee and hand and my upper torso and head didn't touch the ground. I can remember feeling my knee grating on the road and looking ahead as the bike sailed across the intersection. When I stopped I paused for a second to see what hurt. Only my knee. I then stood up and started walking towards the bike - no issues. I then pushed the bike off the road. One pedestrian who saw it all started to walk over but saw I was OK and had the bike moving so continued on. Bike was rideable after a few basic mechanical checks so I continued to work. Amazingly, I didn't get the adrenalin rush that I expected. I was extremely calm. When I took stock of the damage: - right mirror snapped of at the base of the stem http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/gegvasco/IMG_0068_1.jpg - right indicator smashed but still working http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/gegvasco/IMG_0069_1.jpg - fairings totally screwed http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/gegvasco/IMG_0070_1.jpg - rear brake pedal bent but intact http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/gegvasco/IMG_0072_1.jpg As for me, my gear worked extremely well. The gear I was wearing that is. My dririder jacket protected my forearms with just some minor scuff marks. My gloves protected my palms with some severe scuffing but no tears. My wrist is starting to ache a bit 10 hours after though. The only damage I sustained was on my knee. I had a pair of heavy jeans on - halfway between normal jeans and draggins. They didn't tear or wear through but I did receive some localised moderate roadrash. http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/gegvasco/IMG_0073_1.jpg So wearing pants is a little interesting at the moment but otherwise I came out of it very well. After I had moved off the road I took a few minutes to see how I felt and to assess why it happened. That was when I discovered the oil. It was almost impossible to see, especially as I was looking through the corner and not directly at the road in front of me. I wasn't going too fast for the conditions. I just got caught out by the oil. Guess I need to be more vigilant in scanning the road for obstacles. Now I feel like a real rider because I can tell a tale of having a stack and walking away from it - with scars of course.