A bit over 2 weeks ago now actually, I didn't really feel like coming to the forums for a while, not sure why.. Anyway, was in the CBD, going along Elizabeth Street, from Flinders St, about to cross Flinders Lane.. car in front of me indicates to turn left, so I just go around it on the right side, and enter the intersection.... ... Out of my peripheral vision I see a cyclist practically in front of me, coming at me at right angles, he either ran the red or he was turning right (what he claimed), and about to collide with me, he was practically on top of me.. I just remember thinking "WTF" and the next thing I remember is sliding across the intersection, my left foot stuck under the bike, and while Im sliding straight ahead, the bike starts to twist, and I can feel my foot being pulled in a fairly uncomfortable direction. Lucky I wear full boot I suppose. I got straight up and started abusing the cyclist, then realised how much my ankle was hurting. I still have no idea where he came from, and although I can't recall what I did, Im guessing I jammed the front brake AND tried to swerve. Add the wet road, and boomski. Generally I just feel stupid, and that I reacted badly when the chips were down. Surprised me, just would have liked to know if he did run the red.. Aaaaaanyway. Ankle's still sore, not broken, just badly sprained, bruised - all that. No other damage. Takamii's jeans don't even have a scratch on them. No damage any part of me except the ankle that the bike tried to tear off. As far as the bike.. gear changing lever got bent.. bent it back before I rode home a few hours later, left indicator cactus, a couple of considerable cracks along the fairing, as well as scratches. Replaced the indicators with some flush-mounted I happened to have, got some gravel out of the fairing cracks, and now thinking it's just the excuse I need to change my little ninja to a white bike, from red. In BETTER news... got a letter from stay upright today.. my L's 3 month period is over, and Im now booked in to get my full license in a couple of weeks. Thanks for reading.