Yesterday as a fairly fresh newbie I rode from Sydney to Coolamon in the riverina. I decided to take a back road and open her up a bit to maybe post on the top speed thread albeit a conservative number compared to others. Anyway at about 130 near a town called nangus in the middle of the road I saw what I thought was a tree branch. I realized I couldn't stop but there was a couple of feet to the left so no probs I thought I could probably swerve. As I got closer the branch stuck its head up.. A two meter Goanna. Now there was no one for miles but I'm sure people two towns over would have heard my profanity. So I'm not sure if it was the noise of my 659 or my expletive but the Goanna ran to the right instead of the left where I was swerving. My question is with that stroke of luck am I obliged to turn to religion or should I just practice my top speed on better used roads?