i merged into a lane that another car was merging into....at around 50-55!! I DID NOT...have my helmet on,which 99% of the time i do....and i had my leather coat on,which during this time of the year...99% of the time i dont have on!! The Leather coat took ALOT of abuse and did its job absolutely incredibly!!! I slid about 150-200 feet on pavement...and I'm lucky...this time. I recommend wearing leather and helmets...cuz my head mo-freaking hurts!! I'm going to look for new exhaust and a couple other things....depending on how Progressive treats me!!!