As I have only been riding for about a month now I have been quite selective in where and when I ride to avoid dangerous intersections and the likes and have been lucky to not come across any situations that could turn bad so far. I keep a good buffer, don't split and generally stay out of the way.... until today. Rode to work in Kilsyth to meet a workmate and ride to the PS sale in Ferntree Gully. Got there OK, lots of cars, bikes, people everywhere but all good. Decided to go for a ride up in the hills after this. Following my mate along the highway in the middle lane (don't like it, but he was leading) and a lady in a CX9 decides to do a u-turn from the oncoming side thinking it will turn into the right hand lane (to my right) Saw her turning and new there was no chance of a tight turn, backed right off & moved to the left of the lane. Sure enough, her bonnet ends up halfway into my lane ahead of me before pulling into the right lane. Got to the left lane further down and noticed just past the lights at the shopping strip in FTG cars were parked blocking the lane. Slowed down to pull into the middle lane next to my mate but cars flying down behind him. Next thing the idiot behind me is on the horn because there is 6 car lengths ahead of me. Accelerated further down and merged in just past the lights to see him fly past me and then get jammed up behind the parked cars that he hadn't seen. (friendly glance back to say too bad). As soon as I went to move back to the left he had cut back in and coming up the inside lane. Saw him with a head check and just waved him through first. Better him in front of me than behind. As he passes me he waves to say thanks. WTF? Continued our ride up Mt Dandenong Tourist road & the Mountain Hwy then back down to Burwood hwy to head home via Belgrave. Burwood Hwy again and a Fairlane in the middle lane decides he wants to turn right into the shopping strip while I'm in the right hand lane. Saw that he had edged across his lane and kept back. Indicators must have been optional extras on his model. Then going through Belgrave where it forms one lane a Statesman towing a trailer behind me in the right hand lane decides he should be in front when the road merges. Speeds up to pass and then brakes for all the other cars in front of him at the lights. It was an interesting ride considering I have only clocked up about 700km on a bike and I felt I handled it well without freaking out. Have been driving for 16 years so used to reading traffic and idiots. Not really having a rant or venting but just sharing what happened. Don't know if there was much I could have changed but made it back home safe and more aware so all good. Al.