This is really more of an apology than a near miss, hear me out. This morning city bound on City Link before the Bolte bridge I was splitting between the 2nd and 3rd lanes when I came up behind another rider, riding mid-lane. I paused to see whether they were planning on splitting ahead of me or not, when it seemed clear this wasn't the case I moved further over to the left to give him enough space and headed on through... just in time for the ute in front of him to start changing lanes (indicators on as he starts changing... "confirmators" I think someone here dubbed them). I see the ute, brake to get out of the way - the ute sees me and also brakes (harder than needed) right in front of the poor bastard I was trying NOT to get in the way of. So to said rider, if you read this - you have my sincere apologies. Comments on my conduct welcome (with trepidation).