Through an unfortunate incident, (no fault of my own you understand), an unprovoked, vicous attack by a hot Ducati exhaust pipe.....I can't ride. I have been driving to work in my car. Now I don't often drive the car or ute into town, that's what the bikes are for innit, so I don't often see riders from a drivers point of view. I can now see why some of them hate us. During a 30 min drive this morning I saw the following; A red/white early R1 travelling at what I estimated to be more than 150kph in a 90 limit weaving in and out of traffic with zero indication. A BMW R1100RT splitting between two trucks and almost getting crushed between them because the drivers obviously didn't even know he was there. Ok, maybe they should have, be he would still have been crushed. Just Dumb. I had my mirror clipped TWICE by bikes splitting. An RG250 (not RGV), producing so much much smoke I literally couldn't see two car lengths in front. And a swarm of scooters just being plain dumb, and weaving everywhere in slow traffic, both sides, and in between cars. Now I don't know if that was a typical 30 minutes, and I just don't notice it on the bike, but sheesh...we don't look real good at times, and I can see why for many non-riders we get a reputation for being dangerous nutters.