Somewhere in my top 20 roadcraft tips is: "Avoid riding behind loaded uncovered trailers or loaded uncovered tradey utes". [Lesson learned in the early days when a piece of plaster board flicked out of the tradey ute tray and struck the bike] Well today I got another golden reminder of the rule. I was cruising along the freeway when a tradey ute some 20-25m ahead, changed into my lane. The tray wasn't covered and I couldn't see any tie down ropes so the spider senses started tingling on high amps. I decided to change lanes... when all of a sudden a loose 20litre bucket flew out of the back of the tray directly towards me. :!: yikes! I was bearing down on a spinning and bouncing big yellow bucket which couldn't decide whether it wanted to go to the left or the right of the road. [-o< [-o< Well, thankfully the story ends happily. In the end, an incident was avoided with a bit of judicial braking, some counter steering and having "plenty of time" to see and avoid. Moral of the story: Beware riding behind all uncovered loads.