Hey, so been lurking on the thread for a while I'm an L plater and only recently started commuting on my bike (moving up from rides around the suburbs and super early morning rides with nobody around) and thought i'd actually ask a question. the other night (first time riding in the wet) and for those in sydney, I was on the western distributor heading north/east leading up to the harbour bridge going around the one of the curves there at about 60km/h, I was leaving a lot of space ahead as it's a pretty blind curve (I was in the left most lane curve was going left) and the car in front of me suddenly applies the breaks because turns out there is gridlock ahead due to an accident. I applied my back break gradually as I was afraid of skidding. I felt the back end of the bike tighten up and instead of following the curve I was on it started to straighten up and I was heading for a random car in the adjacent lane. Managed to keep in my lane not sure how (I was in slight panic steering mode) and brake without hitting anything but that split second of lack of control had me thinking pretty hard about what I should have done in that situation. So the question is, what is the correct technique for when you have to brake in the middle of a corner or curve due to a hazard? Does this change when dealing with wet conditions? My general cornering technique is to slow down before to go in at something comfortable to me and accelerate out, is this correct? Other instances of discomfort in cornering have been when starting from a stop or very low speeds and then having to stop halfway due to a hazard (or idiot pedestrian) and then I almost drop the bike.