So I'm commuting to work yesterday minding my own business, get to the Batman Ave/Flinders St intersection, filter to the front and stop on the left of a burnt orange Harley Davidson (CVO 1800 Limited I think, looked it up after). The guy must have been unaware of me, because I stopped in his peripheral and his pipes drowned out any other noise. The traffic light is about to turn green, I get ready and go forward, pull off briskly as I always do and into the left lane so that I don't hog (no pun intended) his lane. He blasts off and I think "yay, game on!" so I give it some gas, he goes full taps cuts dangerously in front of me and over to the left to get to Flinders Ln. As I go past I turn back in my seat and flash the universal "use your indicators" hand signal twice, for some reason this sets him off and he comes after me. I pull to the left most lane at the red light at Collins St expecting trouble and open my visor, hero pulls in next to me on the right and we start exchanging words and expletives. Apparently I need to learn how to ride, WTF was I thinking, I shouldn't drag with other bikes off the line like that, guys like him thump guys like me and I should watch out. In between I rattle off at him about what's his problem, maybe trying to use his indicator next time, not cutting in front of me like that and so forth. Right at the end I step on his foot by accident because he's so close and I was putting my bike back in gear (in case I needed both hands) since the light is about to go green. Still on his rambling, he says "and now you step on my foot" to which I reply that I overbalanced and that he needs to cool down. I pull off, and we go our seperate ways. How, my dear NR folk, could I have handled this better?