Since moving to cairns, far north Queensland Ive been trying to get as much riding in on the beautiful twisties that they have up here. i was out riding on Saturday coming home from mareeba to cairns via the kuranda range. sitting on about 110 in the distance i see something black / brown kinda like a shredded retread tire so i buffered over an didn't really worry, as i got closer i noticed it was moving and though oh snake, no worries ill buffer a bit more and she will be right. then as im about to go past it i see it pop up and i feel / hear a small thud on the side of my bike and realize that this bloody snake just had a go at me. it turns out this snake was a bloody taipan which is one of the most aggressive and poisonous snakes up in this region. what i couldn't believe was about 3 cars and a couple cruisers went past and it didn't move but when i went past at about 110 on my burnt orange zx6r she took a lunge and me and was fast enough to get a hit when it was sitting on the left wheel track and i was almost on the center line. i feel i was quite lucky it didn't hit my leg or id most likely be in hospital right now. anyways just thought i would share my interesting moment of my weekend ride.