I've been lurking amongst this topic for awhile now and have enjoyed reading the good and bad. Today I had my first near miss I was riding through werribee south heading to the beach to watch the sunset. As I arrived to the boat platforms the sun was going down and visibility was fading away quickly I approached a left hand turn and lowered my speed to match the turn. As I was going down the small road a small fluffy white dog came running out of the bushes on my left hand side I applied both brakes to avoid hitting the dog rather than swerving around because of the water from the boats that had covered the road. The small dog managed to avoid being hit and then proceeded to run on the right hand side of my bike barking and chasing me until I eventually came to a stop. In the end I took the dog back to its owner a young boy aged around 12? And then walked down the beach to watch the sunset. Definitely not as dangerous or as life risking as other peoples encounters but I just felt like sharing my first time being in that sort of situation. Btw the beach looked beautiful tonight next time I'll have to take pictures!