Friday night pissing down with rain, crossing a main rd from one side street to go down another one waiting for a break in endless traffic. Traffic finally clears so I jet across only to be almost taken out by some kid (late teens) riding a scooter (whipper snipper motor power kind) speeding down the footpath doing at least 30k/h with no lights and not looking when he crossed the road. I swerved and he jumped off so no collision, but scared us both. I'm on my L's and promised myself and others I'd never ride home at night in the wet, but its kind of hard when you ride to work in the morning and no sign of rain. Not a comfy experience but not too bad apart from scooter boy.