After another close encounter tonight, I came to the conclusion that it might not be such a bad idea to carry some sort of protection with me besides just riding gear. There are some fucked up people out there!! I was thinking about a retractble baton stick, the ones that cops carry with them. I might strap it to the side fairing or frame of my bike, and when the time comes, I can whip it out like that! What do you guys think? Am I going the extreme? Anyone else carry "protection" with him while riding??