What a way to end a fantastic day of riding. I covered near 300 km on Sunday going through the spur and up Lake Mountain (ride report here: https://netrider.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39855). Heading back to Melbourne I decided to meet up with Drew (ZX-14) for coffee at Hot Chocolate at Docklands. Anyway, go down Docklands Rd and turn left into the little street that takes you to the waterfront and the cafes (where the mystery ride often finishes for those who know). Trundling along at 20-30 kph, all good, car on the left is sitting in the driveway for the car park, all good, going past car, all of a sudden front of car is 50 cm in front of my front wheel. A less than ideal situation as this has just gotta get in the way of my well-earned coffee :evil: . In a valiant but futile attempt at preventing the inevitable t-boning of this clown who's decided to pull a U-turn straight across my path I braked hard, but Iâ€™m guessing that even the latest R6 couldnâ€™t have pulled up from this. It was just timed so I had near zero room to do anything. Anyway, the front locked up as tends to happen when a 1300 kg obstacle suddenly appears in front of you at arms length. I skilfully avoided the front of the car as he hit the anchors and I went right. Sounds good, except my avoidance tactic involved laying the bike over and sliding down the road in front of him . And only 50 m from my destination :roll: . So here I am laying on the road with my foot stuck under the bike. A quick self check and everything feels relatively OK. Driver comes over eventually and asks if I can move. Manage to pull my foot out, stand up and get the driver to help me pick the bike up and move it off the road. I ask and he says he has third party insurance. Heâ€™d better. His excuse for spoiling my evening? The all time classic â€œI didnâ€™t see you until it was too lateâ€ :? . The old Spada looks a bit sad, lots of dings and scrapes and broken bits. Managed to ride it home though. As for me I landed very heavily on my side, particularly my shoulder. Swollen bruise near my hip and a very painful shoulder, despite the armour in the jacket. Nothing broken but Iâ€™ll head off to the doc today to get the shoulder looked at, just in case. I feel annoyed with myself because I am normally very aware of cars sitting at the side of the road, as I expect them to do something like this, but I believed he was entering the car park on the left as he was in the paved area in front of the entry, so he really caught me by surprise when he came across the front of me. Plus, he pulled out right as I was going past so I guess to be fair to myself, he pretty much left me nowhere to go and no room to stop. Chalk another one up to experience. Take care out there people.