I now have documented proof that there are incidents that there is absolutely no way of avoiding. Sorry, but Mr StayUpright, you are just plain wrong! Riding to Haggis' to help him move house this morning, I make it to the front of his place and am approaching a right hand bend. Just as I am about to turn into the corner, a ute coming the other way loses a big tub of glue off his tray and it flies across the road straight at me. I swerve left and avoid collecting it head-on but it hits the bike on the right fairing. The impact is fairly big and it hits my foot but I feel OK. I managed to keep the bike upright and did a U-turn to go after the guy because I couldn't see him in my mirror so I figured he had done a runner. Once I get around I give it a wristful only to realise he has immediately pulled over. I go to get on the pics and my right foot grabs nothing but air - THERE IS NO BRAKE PEDAL! I get the bike stopped with the front and pull in front of him. Tony(Supernego) happens to be a couple of hundred of meters behind me and pulls in just after I do. The driver doesn't even ask if I am OK and starts looking at the bike. My toes ache a bit but I'm not in pain. I'm pretty agro and have a few choice words with him. He tries to act like it is no big deal as there is little damage. He even argues that his load wasn't unsecured! A few more choice words followed after this!!! As he runs off to get the tub off the road, I call the cops. When he realises this he gets really agro and makes a veiled threat. I said for him to go right ahead and then he'd have an assault charge as well. He then went and leant on his bonnet and didn't say much more. Probably because Tony was also there standing next to me looking menacing. Damage was a missing rear brake pedal, fairing smashed in a couple of places including a whole chunk missing at the front and some glue splashed on the engine, rearset, rear tyre, rear brake disc and rear rim. Cops arrive, have a look, call the Firies to clean up the glue, do breath-tests and take details. They said that as no-one was hurt then it comes down to if I think the bike is rideable. If I am happy that it doesn't need towing then they consider it a minor accident and don't investigate. It is left to the insurance companies to sort out. If I think it isn't rideable, then they have to do a full investigation and someone has to be charged. When I asked about insurance issues of them not doing a report, they said I could make a report to the 131444 number and they would give me a number for the insurance. So given it looked like I was covered for insurance, and the bike was rideable, I said I'd ride it home. That cut them out of it but I did think they would at least book the guy for an unsecured load. Instead, they directed traffic while the firies spent over an hour cleaning up the road. It turned out to be a big job. They let the guy go without any fine at all! The only good thing might be that once the firies had cleaned up, they asked me for the other driver's details as they were going to bill him for the cleanup which could be a LOT. Here's hoping. Was there anyway to avoid this. No way. I was already buffering away from the oncoming traffic so was over to the left for the corner entry. I was doing about 20kph and I reckon the tub came at me at about 40 which is what the ute looked like it was doing. It was about 1 second from it coming off the tray to impact. And I reflex countersteered left away from the threat. Now there are about 100 cars in Sydney with glue splattered all over their panel work and underside. All because one dickhead was slack in securing his load. Maybe his Dad should have! The damage The culprit - this is where the fcukhead left it after picking it up off the road. Someone else's problem apparently, but the firies returned it to him to get rid of.