riding along frankston-dandenong rd about 20min ago, on my way home from the bike shop. going along in the 80 zone, doing 80 (for once), and in the left lane. up ahead is a 4wd looking to join onto the road from a side street. i'm not the only vehicle on the road i might ad, i'm the first in a line of traffic. this stupid school mum (with kids in the back) decides to pull her toorak tractor out into my lane, when i'm around 50m away doing 80km/h! So a quick counter steer into the right lane, i miss her. as i go past i give her a honk of the horn, and looked over at her with my arms in the air giving the "WTF are you doing!" gesture. lady gives me a "oh sh1t i didn't see you look",... no surprises there. i left it at that and moved on. then about 200m up, just as i've got past the 4wd there's a truck in the left lane going about 40km/h with 2 cars behind it. i'm coming along at 80 still, and the rear of the two cars following the truck pulls out into my lane, gets on the gas, and overtakes, cleanly. by this stage i'm only 50-100m from the back of the truck, still doing 80, when the other car following pulls into my lane, doing the truck's speed (about 40-50km/h now)...... FARRRRRRRRRRRK on the brakes (thank gawd for big stoppers on the R1!), and narrowly miss becoming a bumper sticker on a very expensive mercedes! pull up along side this fool after getting around the truck and he, give him another WTF gesture, and again, get the same dimwit "i didn't see you" look.... kids in the car too. so, moving on. i'm still worked up from the previous 2 near misses, i think to myself, bloody hell, idiots everywhere! just as i think this, a lady pulls out infront of me and another car in the other lane! unfortunately i didn't see her as the car ahead to the side of me blocked my view. but i tell you what, i dont know how i didn't plow into the back of her, but i managed to bring the bike to an almost complete stop from 80km/h, for the 3rd time in under a 1km! pulled along side her when she pulled into the slip lane, and noticed she was an old lady, about a million years old and barely able to see over the steering wheel. to conclude, in under 1km, i had 3 cagers decide they'd not look too well, and pull out in front of me. i'm still a little wired, but i'm at home now, with beer in hand, and i think i'll forget about it all after a few thanks for reading... i had to vent.