Tonight i was riding with a old friend of mine (he is old late 50's i think) and he came off, Hes alright but the bikes seen better days (Honda CX500), hes only had it registered for about a week and been on 1 long ride with me into the city, a few short trips to Bunnings and tonights ride up sassafras then to Ferntree Gully.(Melbourne) We had turned off the main road (Burwood Highway) on to Glenfern/Lysterfield Rd, he seemed to be riding with more confidence then skill all ride so far, he was splitting up the side of cars to get to the front of round abouts then going around with cars besides him, (being ignorant and pig headed really) and he was oblivious to the amount of people he was pissing off, anyway, at a set of lights he attempts to split between 2 vans, one going straight one turning left, they move off at a green and he almost gets sandwiched so he lets them go in front and slots in behind. Less then 2 minutes after that little incident he pulls out and overtakes the van about 1 k away from a slight left hand bend in the road, hes barley 20 meters in front of the van when he hits the bend, literally, I couldn't see what the cause was but I did see the headlight spinning around in circles with a party of sparks chasing close behind it, oh lots of plastic bits all hit the eject button cuz they were EVERYWHERE! The van locked up the wheels way too close for comfort, no way was he paying attention because i was already pulling off and to go help pick up the bike as he was stopping. Bike picked up, so now were getting off the road and all the people he pissed off are driving past yelling at us, nobody is concerned enough to stop and see if we need help... We take stock, Right hand indicator is broken but the bulb is still working. Right hand engine pipe is deeply gouged, I'm surprised it didn't get a hole in it. Bar ends both have scrapes and are coming off. Petrol tank is missing about 5L on the road. RIght hand Rocker Cover is dented. Right hand muffler has scratches on it. His protective water proof plastic pants that are covering his trackies have a hole in them. So yeah shit ride, then on the way to go get some food (its more important then going home at this stage) some bogan Fuc*wit in a blue commodore tries to undercut me around a corner, then has a go at me, I yell to him "GIVE ME SOME F*CKING SPACE!" then he swerves his blue VR/VS commodore in to my lane so much I'm almost in the gutter as he yells and swares at me with dribble runing down his chin. (Can you say BOGAN?) Then he speeds up roars past my mate, pulls across him and slows back down to let me catch up just so he can throw a empty at me.. Good thing i got his rego and am a member of the EPA, (littering shits me) (im not going to dob him in though, i should but sometimes you can just tell who would make it as hard as possible for you and opt to take it to court) Are all people in Ferntree Gully like this? I hope not. Yeah anyway now I don't feel so hungry anymore. Just thought I'd share my evening with you all so you can be entertained a little..