My daughter and I went for a quick ride yesterday afternoon down the Old Princes Highway and back. Just a quick run down to Bulli, so she could see try out her new exhaust. As we rode south on the Princes Highway, just after Old Bush Road at Yarrawarrah - she saw two young blokes in a commodore behind her. They were blowing kisses and gesticulating at her. She was behind me in lane 2. Now get this...up ahead, a van was parked in lane 1. An old bloke in front of me had moved into lane 1, realised the van was there, then did a no look move back into my lane. No dramas there. At that point, I looked in my left mirror. The commodore that had hitherto been behind my daughter, had surged into lane 1 and had drawn alongside her - I could see they were both looking at her and waving/smiling etc. Only problem - you guessed it - they didn't see the van. The commodore slammed into the arse of the van, pushing it up onto the gutter. My girl later told me that they as they were going past her on her left, both the driver and passenger were looking at her, and not the road. She saw what was going to happen and and tried to nod, and twisted the wrist to put some space between her and the impact of the two cars, and any debris that may have speared out into her lane. Smart girl. I saw all this unfold in seconds in my mirror. My sphincter was twitching, thinking she may have been caught up in the impact. Thank god she wears a bright pink helmet...I could see it in my mirrors.