Not really a near miss, but I feel the need to come on here and vent anyway. So today I was riding home from work along Spencer street, just as I was coming to the end of the CBD (heading north). I noticed the cars up ahead in the left lane stopped seemingly randomly, so I assumed there must be a garage hidden behind the big van at the front with a car pulling out. I applied brakes (probably a little more strongly than was absolutely necessary, but I wanted to give myself space to go forward/escape if the cars behind me didn't pull up) and stopped. The tradey pulling out of the garage saw me stopping, we made eye contact, and I waved him over, and received a smile + wave of thanks. This happens about a second after I stop, at which point the ~40 year old curly haired lady in a white lancer covered in dings and scratches pulls up quite close behind me, and leans on the horn. I turn in my seat and wave in the general direction of the tradey pulling across the lane to indicate why I had stopped, and was met with another round of the horn and some pretty angry looking gestures. I decide the best thing to do is ignore her, so I turn back to see the tradey shake his head at me and shrug, which made me feel better. White lancer lady then proceeded to tailgate me all the way down Spencer, getting on the horn every time I had to slow down for traffic (probably because she doesn't understand the concept of survival space). Just before my turn off into Dynon road, she decided to floor it past me, cut into my lane dangerously close, forcing me to emergency brake pretty hard, then drove at about 10km/h for the last 100m before the turn off, throwing in the occasional hit on the brakes to try to scare me maybe. I decided to U-turn and head back up Spencer to lose her, rather than following up Dynon. And there's my venting finished. tl;dr - some people make me sad.