I had a close call today on my way home when it was drizzling very lightly. The road was not completely wet as this was a somewhat light drizzle, but I think it had been drizzling for like at least 20 mins already. This is like maybe my second time riding in the rain so I was not riding fast and...then a light in front of me changed. If the road was dry, I would have no problems with stopping from this speed this far from the intersection. However, this time, I think I locked up my front wheel, and could feel the bike starting to slide. And I was like "oh sh*t". Then things start happening fast, and all I remember is I eased on the brake and the bike got back upright somehow.
However, I was still on the brake and I felt the handlebars jerk left and right suddenly and vibrate as the front of my bike passed the crosswalk area and started to enter the intersection slightly. I forgot what I did exactly but I was able to stop completely once my front wheel passed the cross walk area.
I am guessing that I lost traction on the painted white lines. Back when I was practicing emergency stops in a dry, empty parking lot, I only felt the bike slide/lose traction when I braked too hard. This time the bars turned by itself too...
My question is, if the road was dry, and if I was going faster and had to do an emergency stop on the road but I locked my front wheel, would my handlebar jerk left and right like it did tonight?? What is the best way to handle this, if this was to happen again?