Glide, don’t slide
Metal surfaces like access hole covers and tram and train tracks become super-slippery when wet. Avoid riding over any metal if you can but if you can’t, travel over it as directly as possible and do not try to make a turn because you’ll be down in a flash. Tram tracks in particular bring down many a bike rider at some time in their riding life. These should be crossed at an angle as close to 90 degrees as possible.
Painted road markings can also be slippery and should be approached as per metal surfaces. Wooden slats and some other boardwalk materials can also be glassy. The best thing you can do is slow down a bit and don’t try to make sudden turns.
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