So, I had a bad problem with my bike (actually two) right when I needed to leave for Critical Mass...strap from the pannier got stuck badly in my back wheel. then I noticed my front brake wasn't working. It was buggered up somehow. I managed to remove the strap, jerry rigged the brake etc. CM was fun and ok. I was rolling back home, it was dark so I didn't see gravel/sand/??? on the road when I was turning onto a steep road... aieeee my bike skittered and I nearly crashed. I had images of prior crashes running through my head.