Just when you think you're all smooth with the wheelies and smooth with the big speed slides, you get the reminder. The reminder is that things can happen very quickly on a motorcycle. One ill-timed goose of the gas and things get ugly quickly. And it's the same while cranked over to the right, on the brakes, sliding that rear around to meet you at the front.
Pro tip: be smooth. No excuses. Tired? Be smooth. Fatigued? Take a nap, then be smooth. In a rush? Just be smooth; you can't rush smooth.
Because when you, a hero, get it wrong on a motorcycle... well... enjoy the slide.
Fortunately, tonight's moto wheelie session turned out all right. I did enjoy several reminders though.