I've been happily married for 3 years now - this happened before then. Do you always have a ready answer, no matter what happens? Do you have a way with the opposite sex that never leaves you short of conversation, or a good line? I don't know that I ever really recovered from this experience - I certainly never met up with these two again! It has bothered me for some years and now, since we are such a diverse lot in netriders, I thought that there could be some good advice on offer as to how I could have handled this better. Who knows, these two might even be moderators...somewhere, maybe. ;-) There are probably some young guys in here who are just as stage-struck as I was, who could use some brotherly or even sisterly advice on this very point. I was on my very shiny Kawasaki midrange sportsbike, stopped at the lights in Church St, Parramatta. A very similar bike pulled up beside me (OK, their's was green, mine was red) with 2 stunning looking young ladies on it. She blipped the throttle a couple of times and then leaned over slightly to say, "Where'd you get your bike, at the dump?" I grinned and said without a moment's hesitation, "Yeah, just after you!" (I didn't think - it wasn't something that happened to me a lot...and some of you will no doubt say, "And for good reason!") Well, in the next moments I realised that these two were not the sort of YLs I was used to being around: they swore, and swore, and swore at me some more. In a way I was glad that the lights changed then, because I thought that they might actually get off and belt into me. ;-) They took off with great rapidity (that means really fast!) and I was left a little stunned. Was I meant to pursue and subdue, or wink and slink away? In the end I went about my business but there have been times that I have really pondered on what went wrong. Was there an answer that would have given me access to an enduring friendship? Did I do the right thing and avoid being sportsbike trash for some highly strung girls? Puzzled from the bush ;-) Trevor G PS I used to live in Sydney, tho!