Dropped my guard and got the shit scared out of me, this morning... I was riding to work feeling a bit lazy...puttering along in the traffic, keeping the usual scans and mirror work going nicely...all very relaxed and at ease... I peeled off down a freeway on ramp and stopped at the red light...since I was alone there, and feeling rather vulnerable (like a sitting duck), I nervously glanced in the mirrors to make sure some dipshit was'nt going to run me down. Sitting there facing the red light, fairly assured I was safe, some freakin arsehole blows through the red light doing a nice rate of speed - probably more than 100k's, about 2 ft away from me in the next lane. Scared the fcuking shit outa me...I mean...there I was relaxed, docile, and minding my own business, and this fcukwit oblivious to how his blast past me at close quarters might affect me...nothing but up your arse inconsideration. Well...being a bloody hot-head at times, I totally spat it!...wheeelied off in a red mist and caught up with the yahoo in about 3secs **(Never do that if you can help it - bearing in mind I've let alot of things go by without a reaction these past few months)**....to find him chatting away merrily on his cell phone...I could not even attract his attention, so I banged hard on his window, yelled and screamed then realized he only had to wander an inch or two and he'd have me off the bike. eurgh! I sooooo wanted to headbutt this ignorant fcukwit in a suit, but had to just suck it up and split away and leave the shithead behind - fuming merrily for the rest of the ride to work. **(second mistake - failed to get over it, and allowed my mind to keep going back to what was already behind me - bad move)** Lesson...try not relax too much!, and try reeeeally hard not to do what I did...it really aint worth it...eurgh! ok...pant pant...rant over. (before my head explodes) John.