So I went on a ride with the BF today to get some practice in before the Spring Ride soon - and I took the GoPro to do some Moto-Vlogging. It was a rather nice day for it, and the ride was pretty good overall. It seems rather ironic that the most dramatic event of the day occurred long after I'd run out of (meagre) battery life. We were actually rather close to home, about here, on Pittwater Road - anybody who's been on that road knows it's a crap-storm of bad conditions - awful surface, technical corners, and narrow lanes. I was heading north on that road, approaching a (blind) roundabout on a downhill slope. There was nobody behind me for once (being mid afternoon on a Sunday). My BF was about 15m ahead. It all happened in a few seconds, up ahead - a Toyota hatchback came screaming up the hill towards us - they mustn't have seen the roundabout and as a result he'd lost control of his back end coming out of it - they started to fish-tail after they passed my BF, and he came halfway into my (already narrow) lane as he swung back from his first huge wobble. I'd already buffered left instinctively when I saw how fast he was going - and as a result he missed me by about a meter or so. So all in all, no harm done - the BF turned around to see if he'd crashed but he'd vanished - so the lucky fool recovered after all that, too. We were a bit shaken, but both completely unscathed. But holy crap. If I'd been closer to the centre line, or I'd been driving a car - he'd have clipped me, easily. I've been reflecting on what I could have done to have been safer if something like this happened again - and to be honest I can't think of much. I was already doing under the speed limit to cater for the technical corners and bad surface, and when I saw him lose control the only thing I could think to do was move over and just "stay still" ( as opposed to hitting the throttle or emergency braking); because he was in the middle of a huge fish tail, his trajectory wasn't easy to predict. I feel as if I should be more shaken about it than I am, but to be frank - the whole thing was sort of out of my control. The BF and I are fine - and the whole thing was over in a few seconds. Thankfully we were quite close to home, so we didn't have far to go after we'd had a sit down. So yep, the closest near miss I've had. Just another reminder about how it can all change in a few unlucky moments. Uhh, YOLO?