arrg - you must be my twin. i didn't post this in commuting!
a stop sign at a dead neighborhood corner at 6am i usually slowly roll through had some ice. i knew it was there as it's blocked by some tall buildings and the sun doesn't hit it, so slowed down and steadied my grip.
i started to brake, saw a cab coming to the corner, and braked harder. HE stopped, i slipped, dropped, and skidded to almost the middle of corner
i wasn't hurt, and no bike damage. hey ONE good thing about skidding/falling on ice is that you and bike don't get road rash (and scuff/damage both), you just keep sliding to a stop, hopefully not under a bus.
anyway completely my fault, and i hurridly waved to him to let him know i was fine, only a bruised ego.