A while ago I put up a post about practising evasive action and emergency stopping. https://netrider.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24090 Well today it paid off. Big time. Coming back from a fang around kinglake, I was riding down Whitehorse rd. Just before the burke rd intersection, I moved into the right lane as there was a car turning left into a side street up ahead. This car was making its turn just as a white Liberty was about to exit from the same street. As I kept going, I was directly behind the line of this car making its turn, to the white suby. First thought was: this guys not gonna see me if he doesnt pay much attention. And I didnt know if he was going straight or just turning left either. As his nose pulled out just in front of met I had three options: OPTION 1: Flick the NOS switch and get past as soon as possible(drop a gear a rev those little thimble sized pistons like never before)-Sadly my bike doesnt have NOS and the throttle is about as responsive as a 15 year old labradore OPTION 2: Counter steer around the mongrel-oncoming traffic posed the only threat OPTION 3: Ride straight at same speed, smack into him, get insurance, new bike. Been through all that before, not fun. Plus risk death- Not feasible Option 2 it was. Luckily there was a gap in the traffic coming the other way. Turns out he was going straight, so i pushed right, hard and fast and ended up in the opposite far left lane. He realised i was there(or gone) when he was across the opposite right lane. It was bloody close, only a bees dick in it. Had a good look at his right hand front fender too(if i had a choice of what cars fender to hit i would probably choose a Liberty). I eventually got home and my hands were shaking, still cant believe how close it was. Looking back, it was pretty much instinct that made the vital decision.(head still hurts coz it hasnt had to act that quickly in a long time) At the end of the day I post this because there were going to be two outcomes from this encounter: hit or miss. Thankfully it was the latter. Too often we see posts/threads of people coming to grief and if it wasn't for practice and anticipation, I would have been writing another one.