Had my first real "crazy" today - the bit that concerns me is I'm not even sure why. Turning right into Westall Rd where it starts (Princes Fwy), I'm in middle lane and there's a girl in the right in a red echo. I take off normal and start getting up to speed quickly, when I notice the echo girl is doing her best to keep up. This happens a bit, usually not from corner take offs but nothing wrong with a little fun competition... right? Wrong! Me keeping ahead of her apparently pissed her off enough to change from the far right to the far left lane so close behind me I practically felt it - I don't know why. We got stopped at the next set of lights and I started to split along down (note: she hadn't seen me split yet, so that wasn't it). I slow alongside her window, half contemplating hurling abuse at her... Alas, she is already yelling at me! What exactly I don't know (I think I made out a "stupid bikes" in there), so I gave her an earful with "Try not to run me off the road next time you stupid biatch" then finished splitting (about 5 car lengths) and took off hard, figuring I'd enraged her further and keeping a good buffer would be worth it. I took off and let myself to to 100, figuring I could catch the next set of cars, split those and I'd be well and truly away from her. By the next intersection I was well and truly clear of the previous pack... but as I look in my rear view just before where Westall opens up to 100, there she is, right behind me . She pulls up alongside me and I can see her glaring at me, but I pay no attention and she drives off, nothing more to it :? Do some people just HATE bikes? I hadn't even seen this car prior to being alongside it, so I have no idea what I did to cause it, if anything. I've noticed a few time that younger girls seem to take my speed as a challenge, and them losing as a direct attack, so maybe the key is to just be slow among slow cars? .