just want to vent on the state of sydney roads especially after the rain we have had & the lack of attention they get when you get gaping holes in them....i have just moved back to the northern beaches & have to commute 27km to rosebery...thank God bikes can use the T3 lane & bus lanes! the most worrying is the random holes that have opened up causing my little 250 to bottom out or the front end to bounce. inbound to broadway bus lane i was cruising along when bam i hit one of those long 'camel humps' in the road, you know the ones that create a ripple usually in the middle of the lane they can be up to 4-6 inches high.....damn i got a tank slapper! about 7-8 cycles...lucky my hands were relaxed, i did nothing & didn't even touch the brake lever, bike just righted itself. For the last 2x cycles bike was horribly crossed up under me & i thought i am going down! Or the 3 inch hole thats opened up outbound on flinders st just before entry into south dowling st...hit that so hard by balls were sore for an hour! thank god i am upgrading might even consider a motard, atleast something with a steering damper & big bike suspension... FFS the roads in China are 10x better than this!