What a scary experience. I drove my bike from work today to my brothers wedding rehearsal. I was leaving the church when this all happened. It was rather cold this evening, let's say about 45 degrees. I hit the throttle a little too hard while leaving the parking lot. The whole rear end kicked out and the bike started to go every which way. Luckily I used instincts, kept off the brake and was able to regain control! God I would have been devastated if I dumped this bike! Only have 150 miles on it! That is what I get for buying a new bike in October. It is going to be a long winter! I have to remember to be careful in the colder weather in that the tires take a while to heat up. Lesson learned!