Being really busy usually I have no time for any weekend fun rides but last weekend I got that opportunity and used it. They woke me up with the phone call calling to help fix a problem at work… Event 1. Left home to be followed by a police car for about 5 km. There is a T-intersection in 20 metres from my driveway, police car gave way and followed me. It was a bit annoying but at least got an opportunity to warm engine up properly. Event 2. At the first intersection with two lanes in each direction I changed lane to be first and finally get rid of that police car. The other lane was full and police car was the last vehicle long way from me. Next to me was some BMW with loud pipe, the driver apparently was enjoying the noise as he was constantly blipping throttle. Lights changed, having that blipping BMW next to me I took off harder than usual, just in case. It was enough to leave him behind…but the fun has ended pretty soon as a little Suzuki slowly pulled out from a car yard (at intersection) apparently without looking, blocked both lanes and slowly turned and continued just to turn right 50 metres down the road. Throttle off, mirrors check, BMW still far behind trying to catch up with me, indicator on, head check, clear, changed lane, mirrors check, BMW on my arse and we slowly following that bloody Suzuki. As soon as I saw their blinker I passed the car on the left, gave it a bit and made a huge gap between me and BMW. :-s Event 3. Already warmed up with those events I caught up with a scooter (looking like bigger than 50cc) doing 50-55 km/h in 60 zone. My right hand was itching wanting to open it up but the bloody scooter was in front of me, we were going up a little hill, visibility was limited and there was oncoming traffic. I had to follow him until I got the opportunity to overtake. Gave it a bit and overtook him. Finally I was left alone nobody in front and nobody on my arse. Freedom! But not for long as I arrived to work. Event 4. On the way home decided to take a much longer route instead of going straight home (about 80km instead of usual 14km). Have seen a lot of bikes of all sorts but NOBODY wearing proper gear. It is a bit disappointing to see that majority of riders don’t understand what the protective gear is made and used for. Anyway it is up to them and not of my business. One of them decided to show off for me, they do that sometimes usually by pulling wheelies, but this one was riding with both his hands in the air. Was looking like a complete tool especially in the broadies he was wearing. ](*,) Event 5. Caught up with a group of cars constantly doing 60-70-80-90-80-70-60-50-60-70-80-70-60-70-80-90km/h in 80km/h zone. Keeping constant speed driving in straight line outside of the town apparently is not an easy task for some people. :-s Event 6. Group of cars caught up with a pushbike doing 15km/h in 80k zone. Double lines, oncoming traffic. Everyone slowed down to 15km/h, pushbike rider does not care. Parallel to the road in 3-4 metres from him there is a dedicated pushbike path which he keeps ignoring. Nobody beeping at him but quietly waiting for a gap and crossing double lines overtaking him. :-s Event 7. Heading back to town in the 100km/h zone far in front of me I see a large truck. Truck slows down a bit, continues at that speed and starts overtaking a slow ute towing a boat. I was watching them it did take really long and all that time truck was on the wrong side of the road. Slowly I caught up with that ute too. It was doing about 90 when I started to overtake it. Opened it up a bit, started to overtake but see bike does it slower than expected. Bloody ute driver saw me overtaking and accelerated. What a tool! He probably did the same thing when truck was overtaking him. Not a problem for me just opened it up a bit more and problem solved. But what was the point? ](*,) Event 8. Saw a clown on a scooter. Open face helmet, shorts. I am still wondering how but he was riding and smoking. But the most funny thing is he was sitting on the scooter like on a sports bike. His feet were where pillion feet should be and because of that he was sitting on the very edge of the seat. I don’t know how he could sit like that…I guess he is an acrobat at the same time. > Event 9. Saw another clown on a 50cc scooter. This one apparently removed his exhaust. Trying really hard he was tailgating a car in front of him. I was at servo filling up bike after the ride and heard him coming across the street. Even stopped filling to watch him. > Event 10. Right wrist was slightly sore for a couple of hours after the ride. Throttle is pretty tough on FZ, it is not a problem during the ride but apparently requires to be fit to handle longer rides especially with lots of precise on and off applications and gear changes.