Hi Guys, this is not really a near miss but certainly a rant. My partner and I are both on our l's and decided to go for a ride early this morning into city from our place in Leichhardt. We set off at 7am to avoid traffic and took the Parramatta Road way as we wanted to grab a coffee in Surry Hills before going under the Harbour Bridge and back through The Rocks. We got up to Cleveland Street and got separated at a set of lights with him getting through the lights and I had to wait. We had discussed our route and made a plan to meet if we got separated so I wasn't worried as Surry Hills was our destination. As I was approaching Crown Street from Cleveland Street I noticed 3 guys sitting on the step of the pub and their mate standing right on the edge of the road. Thinking he was too close I buffered him a bit and slowed down for the left hand corner. Just as I was about to start my turn the guy on the side of the road crouched down as if he was going to jump at me. I was already committed to the corner so I went around and just as I went past him he jumped into the road as if he was going to grab me. I could hear all his mates laughing and shouting. I headed up Crown Street and met my partner in the side street where we had arranged to meet only to find out they had done the same (actually worse) to him. As my partner was taking the corner the same guy who jumped at me ran at him with all his mates shouting 'slap him'. We said a few choice words and decided to walk down and see if they were still there and report them to the cops. We kept out of sight and waited for the Surry Hills police to turn up so we could point them out. The guys were in clothes that implied that they had been out all night and considering it was 7.20am that seemed to fit. The very nice police took a statement from us and went off to have a friendly chat to the guys. We decided it was best to get on our way as after the cops spoke to them they wouldn't be very pleased and might come looking for us. I'm so glad I called the police. My gut instinct was to go and tell these guys how dangerous it is to distract a rider like that but that would have ended up in a situation I really couldn't control. After we chatted to the cops I instantly let it go and got back to enjoying my ride. Anyone else had something similar happen?