Had a sort of close call this morning. I am riding/driving the same road every morning for years and know it very well. Know sections where I can accelerate a bit above speed limit, sections where I can practice some cornering skills and sections where I must be on high alert. This morning doing about 70 â€“ 75 km/h I got close to the left bend and started to lean the bike into the corner. Looked through the corner and at the exit I saw a light truck on the road shoulder indicating right. Remembering stories of other people having cars pulling on them or making U-turns without looking it got me alert and I rolled the throttle off still leaning the bike. VTR is very good at engine braking so it washed off some speed pretty quickly. I was half way through the corner when the truck pulled to make a U-turnâ€¦ I was surprised at myself, I did not panic at all. Put the bike straight, applied both brakes and even downshifted all the way from fifth, so the bike was in first gear when I come to stop very close to the truck completely blocking my way. The idiot was pretending not seeing me at all looking straight ahead while making his U-turn crossing continuous centre line. Waiting for it to get out of my way I wanted to honk at him but then decided not to be like those who honking at every opportunity. So, old commandments confirmed: Be always on alert; Look well ahead where you are going; Donâ€™t trust anyone; Donâ€™t ride faster than you can stop.