Well, fresh on the heels of the only out of the ordinary thing ive just recently posted about someone doing a u-turn in front of me comes this: Myself, my mrs and the old boy - we all rode down to wisemans ferry on our bikes yesterday, had a burger at the convict kiosk, chilled out for half an hour or so, and came home. All good for the most part except what is below... and the stupid weather which pissed it down from mangrove mountain to wisemans and back again - literally 100m from where it started on the way down it ended on the way back... but the wet weather gear performed admirably so no real complaint there... The 'below' part is this: I was leading the pack after wollombi on the way home, and in the early stages of heading in toward cessnock, we were behind an old red toyota 4wd. I was sitting a reasonable distance off his ass - at least 2 seconds or so for the most part, and he was doing 65kph instead of the allowed 80kph. I was patiently waiting for the opportunity to overtake that i knew was about 3km ahead. A few times he sped up on a straight to 80, and slowed down on a corner to 50ish, which naturally brought me closer to him as i let the bike slow, but all in all i felt i was following at a perfectly safe distance from someone who didnt know the road, and couldnt maintain a speed. I closed up at speed (80kph to his 60) as we approached the broken line section for overtaking - have to have a run up on a 250 ;p - when all of a sudden the 4WD veers off the road into a ditch and a fence post..... Naturally we all stop too and run back to see all is ok, thinking perhaps he had passed out or something... and we were greeted with this red faced angry man saying he did that for our sake because if he didnt, we would have had an accident... (almost exact words...). The three of us just looked at each other and frowned. After a few irate moments, he demanded my insurance and registration info etc. On the spot i refused to provide with the details as i was not in the slightest involved with his running off the road and hitting the fence, only providing my mobile number if 'you need me to tell your insurance company how you drove off the road and hit a post'. Following that he promptly made threats of calling the police and having them follow it up, and how i was riding dangerously and caused him to fear for his life etc. His 4WD was fine except for some damage to the front bull bar and just under it. Basically, we looked at each other, looked at him, told him he is an idiot and he needs to realise what he did was about the stupidest thing ever, crashing so someone cant overtake him... got back on our bikes and left. After talking about it we decided it was prudent to visit cessnock police station and report what had happened, and provide the details of dad and the mrs that they agree completely with what i said, in the event that he attempts any sort of claim through me using my rego plate. Did i handle that right or should i have picked up whats left of the fence post and beaten some brains into him?