I was riding home from work the other day. I was moving kinda quick, but not more than usual. I come up to the turn that enters the gas station. I was leaned over quite a bit when I noticed a pile of sand off some construction *uck's truck. I uprighted as much as I could and braked as hard as I could before the sand. Just as I was releasing the brake, my front tire hit some "pre-pile" sand. The tire locked up. Before I could think, I slammed my leg into the ground to bounce me back. I saw $$ and stitches flashing before my eyes but everything turned out fine. I bounced up and rode into the exit side of the gas station. This isn't nearly extreme as I have read on here before, but it was enough to scare the pooh out of my brown-eye!