Has anyone experienced that slight 'loss of confidence' on the bike. I've had 2 'slips' (one a pretty hard fall) and, despite being an 'assertive' rider, more 'dust-ups' with cars (mostly not my fault) in the last 6 months. I often remind myself to take it easy, but I'm sure we all have to have that conversation with ourselves. I ride in all disciplines but commuting often takes up the majority of my miles, where risks are often higher. I commute close to a Royal Mail depot and recently complained about their dangerous van drivers. On my commute home last night I overtook (on the RH side) a long queue of traffic and rejoined the stream at the top of the queue, only to have a RM van accellerate hard at me to 'vent his anger' that I'd jumped the queue. Gave him a 'look' and then he seemed to follow me but, fortunately, was just going the same way as me. Got home and just had a 'downer' about cycling, or maybe it's just a run of bad luck.