You never know what is going to happen when you ride. You can prepare, you can anticapate and do your best not to put yourself into a bad position.
I was coming up to the red light, already starting to slow when the mini van cut right out in front of me.
I didn't even have to think. Brakes on, turned the bike sidways and looked for a way out. There was none.
I didn't hit the van, I didn't put the bike down. I did look at the driver with a "WTF???" face long and hard.
Thank you motorcycle safety course.