OK, here is my whinge. I posted here afew times about getting a bike etc, and about two weeks ago I ended up getting a 6 month old vtr250 with 800kms on it. My first ride was about 25kms from the southern suburbs of sydney along the princes highway, over southern cross drive, through the eastern distributor and harbour tunnel, and then some traffic to my home.... all at a fairly busy time of 4pm on a saturday so i figure ...i might as well just start riding straight on the road. Anyways... two weeks later, things are good, ive done nearly a thousand k's so i decide to go for my first ride up to the old pacific hwy. I ride past berowra, take a wrong turn, and end up on the f3 northbound. As if that doesnt suck enough, the wind today in sydney especially on the freeway was absolutely insane on my 250. so riding along at what feels to be the dangerously slow speed of 80, when i get a semi trailer right up my date. I speed up a little to about 90/95 just to try and keep him happy (my L plate visible the whole time). So as it turns out, a semi trailer thought it would be a good idea to be less than a car length behind a learner rider, doing about 90kms an hour in high wind. in my mirrors all i could see was mack truck, and he was so close i couldnt see all of him, nor anything else... the place where i was had nowhere to pull off either really.....so i tried to ignore him, concentrate on my riding, and take the next exit. he eventually overtook me, and cut me off with about a car length in front of me to the back of his trailer. I took the next exit, found my way back to the PH, and had a very enjoyable ride. Now my question is this...why would he do such a thing? is it maybe amusing and a power trip to put someone like me purposefully in serious danger? or was he just so f#$cked up on pills and lack of sleep he was oblivious? Either way it scared the crap out of me. Any advice for situations like this? I didnt want to slow down too much as i didnt want to antagonise him and/or make him to something abruptly.