ok, so Im a very conservative rider with high fear/awareness of own mortality who mostly enjoys riding around in first or 2nd gear for most of the time with my visor up to hear the sound of my own leaky and clapped out exhaust. Thats about the extent of my bravado. So, turning onto the Eastern From Doncaster Road on Sat - I split up to the front as usual and to the left of me was Mr Aussie Blue Collar in his Xr8 ute, Southern Cross Tatoo on his arm, Jet Pilot Sticker on the back window with a Hot Mrs in the Passenger seat. To the right of me was 12 year old looking Gino on P Plates in his BMW 318 with more Gel in his hair than I have oil in my gear box and with a Stereo pumping out enough Treble to blow the windows. Lights go green, and I get it to 100 asap - Now im on a 1998 250cc with a bazillion Kms on the clock, so this does take a little while right, but it feels good/safe when you get there ahead of the pack. Im choofing along for about 15 seconds and then out of now where come Mr Xr8 and Mr BMW, both weaving in and out of the traffic to catch me. Gino comes up next to me and slows down to about 90 as I do as well (im on his door) and I drop it down a few gears to get my Revs at 13K right next to him but without speeding up - he looks at me and takes off as Ute Boy comes across behind us both and takes it hard down the left - They both take off and start lane changing and Im keeping it at 100km, thinking I would never see them again and happy that I didnt do anything stupid, but its almost like they wanted me to play ball. As it worked out I took a left turn off and they both kept going into the city. It got me thinking that if I wasnt turning off left, what would I have done? I have edited this from my original thread, as I dont wont to insight Bravado or story telling that makes people uncomfortable/paranoid. (and it was too bloody long). Its a curious and interesting enough scenario (interaction with Cagers) that we have as riders thats worth exploring and comparing how we react and what we choose to do at the moment. If you think that adding a vote or comment is encouraging poor behaviour or dobbing yourself into the law, this can always just be a 'view only' topic for you.