I travel along this stretch of road twice a day in my car. I see 1st hand the idiots, the trucks etc that scare me enough in the cage. I was a little hesitant to try it on the bike but when Hubby said "it's really just another road", I thought - "what the heck, I can do this". We headed out after work into Bacchus Marsh to do some things then onto the Westent Highway. I had a rather scarey moment when trying to merge onto Anthony's Cutting, a huge truck was barrelling down and didn't look as if he would change lanes to let me in to merge. Rode into Melton to test out my skills in traffic - my 1st trip in heavy traffic. I managed to do some round abouts and traffic lights and actually felt rather relaxed through it. So, that was a big ride for me with lots of 'firsts'. I'm so glad that Anthony's Cutting wasn't the big scary road that I was expecting. I kept up with the traffic all the way. My little 250 Suzuki struggled all the way home though. I had her maxed out at 100kph as the wind was shocking and it is a huge climb all the way home. Having said that, I did manage to overtake 2 trucks at one point on the highway! Riding in the wind really took it out of me tonight. I had to fight it all the way home, but a good ride none the less.