Just a heads up / friendly reminder to the new and 'weathered' riders. Keep an eye out when approaching those side streets, especially the ones on our left. In Leichhardt this morning, peak hour, riding in front of a truck on a two lane road, we're both on the left. He has his signals to turn left into an upcoming street, (could see him in my mirrors.) As we approach the side street, my peripheral catches a Toorak Tractor, blue Ford Explorer, coming in way too hot. I anticipate she's gonna fly into the street, cover my brakes and ride closer to the centre line. I look into the driver window. She does her head check whilst still at speed, i see her eyes lock to the truck BEHIND me, which is slowing to turn into the street she's turning out of. She's free she thinks, and flies forward. I see the grills of her engine and i split into the centre line, coming to a stop behind a cage. I look back at her as she passes by: she's totally oblivious she had just missed me. I shook my head and moved on. I have a fear of side streets ever since a bus pulled out of one at speed in Five Dock, not even stopping to check for traffic, caused me to lock my tires. So watch those side streets, practise the Smidsy, live to ride and ride to live.