Meant that unfortunately there was a heap of gravel washed into the centre of the road. I was just tootling along enjoying the new bike feels of a new chain, sprocket, pads and major service on the Bandit. There was a car ahead so I sat back and just enjoyed the balmy weather. All of a sudden on the last bend just before the Basin there was obviously quite a bit of gravel in the center of the road spilling into the lanes. I probably rode quite close to the centre. Suddenly the bike starts to fall to the right in a right hander as the front wheel slides out. My right leg automatically kicks out instinctively like I'm drifting a motors. I catch traction again and its like nothing happened. Cue adrenaline.