Went down last night. First time in 32 years.
Was only doing about 45 km/h, but, due to a combination of factors, I needed to take our "backup" road home last night. It was raining buckets all day yesterday, and the construction on our "first choice" road meant it was absolutely unusable (mud a foot deep, rutted, about as bad a road can be while still being called a road).
My ride went fine, until it didn't. Road was muddy, but solid... and then all of a sudden, I hit a spot where the entire road just turned to goo. Back end fishtailed a bit, stayed up, stayed in control... and a few meters later, I was on my right side, sliding in the mud. Engine guard and bar end mirror took the brunt of it. Mirror is fine, just twisted around, engine guard is pushed back towards the jug a couple inches on the right side, and has some scratches, but didn't contact the engine, bike collected about 50 pounds of thick, sticky mud in every place that would attract it.
Went back to look at the spot afterwards... tracks show that I recovered from the fishtail, and then hit the boggy spot... honestly, when I went back, I couldn't even walk in the area without waddling like a penguin, every step was a 12" slide. I saw where I planted my right foot as the bike started going down, where I slid in the mud, and where the bike slid for about 8 feet.
Bound to happen at some point, considering where I live and what the roads can be like, and, in hindsight, was a good thing. I needed a reminder of how fast shit can head south, and better to get it sliding in mud than on pavement.