This morning something rare and unusual happened on the Nepean highway commute... I left the BP petrol station and proceeded upwards towards Melbourne. At the traffic lights I zipped up to the front and pulled up next to a baby Yamaha R125. Nodded 'Hello'. Lights turned green, shot off towards the next. Pulling up at the red light, the R125 pulled up next to me and so did another bike. "Splendid" I thought to myself, "the more the merrier". Next lights, we collected more bike. There are now 4 of us, all tussling for front position at the lights! Each light we seemingly collected another friend. I couldn't believe it - by the time we pulled up at the set of lights half way down St Kilda Rd/Nepean highway there was a total of 7 bikes. One more set of lights later we had a group of 8 riders, all of us strangers to each other, commuting together, filtering through the traffic like water to take up the whole front line of each set of lights. I have not seen such a large group, unknown to each other, stay together for such a time. Cagers must have been quite surprised as 8 various size, brand, colour and shaped bikes all lined up along the front. Completely taking the intersection. How many strangers have you coincidentally rode with before?