Since i have now regained my composure, thought would share it here. Happened today morning on the way to work, around 6:45 AM, still dark enough for car's to have their lights on. I was in the right lane, behind a slow truck ( i thought trucks were banned in the right lane on the eastern), I saw a gap in the left, changed lanes and accelerated, and 50 meters away a big piece of metal. not straight, uneven protruding bits. Speed 93 ( i glanced ), not enough time or distance to swerve, and not a good idea to E-brake, I don't know how did i do it, but i slowed, no brakes and hit it dead in center, i probably was in the air for a bit, bike was bit unsteady on landing, controlled that and took off. rode as usual came into work and that's when it hit me. it was very very close. a lighter bike might have done me. Anyways enjoy the read, while i go look for spare pants.