I've been commuting for a couple of weeks now on a shiny new cbr125. I've noticed some trends in the types of people who try to drag me off at the lights (which, given that it is a 125 cc engine and still being run-in, isn't that difficult!). Exhibit A: the young male in Ford XR6/Holden Commodore with low profile tyres and alloy rims. Exhibit B: the soccer mum in BMW X6/Porsche Cayenne. Exhibit C: the grey-haired/balding older male is Porsche Boxter/Porsche Carrera. Now, I know that the cibby looks like a sports bike, so I can understand the young hoons wanting to test their V6 against what they imagine to be a superbike or something. And I'm not actually sure that the soccer mums are dragging me off - they seem to just drive as if they are the only ones on the road regardless of whether I'm in my car on on the bike. But what is with the old guys in their sports cars? I mean, what are they trying to prove? They have a Porsche and they're scared of being beaten at the lights by something the size of your average scooter. It's as if what is left of their testosterone comes boiling up at the sight of the fairings and they leap from the lights like a bull from a gate, only to slam on the anchors 100 metres down the road when they catch up with the rest of the traffic. I can't help but laugh. I've ridden behind them at the lights to check whether they always take off like that, but it only seems to be when they look across at me pulled up next to them at the lights - as if it is an insult to their manhood to let a motorbike beat them at the lights. Has anybody else noticed this?