Your experience with a slick spot on the road should make us all be hyper-vigilant about things like this. I know I'll (try to) be more so. We're all glad you are OK. I hope to never go through something like that....and hope your bike will be OK, too!
But these things are sometimes hard to pick up. Even a simple thing like gassing up your bike can lead you into trouble. A week or so ago, I gassed up while on a long ride, and when I left the station it felt like my boots were slipping on the pegs. WTF? I pulled over and checked, and - sure enough - they were slick with some oily sh*t. I then thought: My tires! Well, they didn't pick up what it was, but I must have stood in some oil or something at the gas station. But it COULD have been on my tires, had I parked a little to one side or the other at the pump. Might have dumped the bike on exiting the station, and ruined a perfectly good day. Have to remind myself to look at the ground near any gas pump...you never know.
Last edited by flyrider; 08-15-2013 at 06:57 PM.