On my way home, I cycled past a corner of a small refuse collection-building, and behind the bend a car drove out in front of me. Now, I've heard of people grabbing their front brake till the point of them flying over the handlebars, and considering that I haven't practised emergency braking, I was impressed by my ability to stop.
My bike's rear end lifted off the ground a fair deal two or three times as I re-applied the front brake, and I managed to stop just short of the car, leaving only a dust mark on the fairing in front of the front wheel of the car. The driver asked if I was okay and I said yes, I checked the car and I couldn't see any scratches, and we took off.
Granted, I wasn't going very fast at all (maybe around 15 km/h), but I was greatly impressed by me not flying over the handlebars considering I had just a couple meters to stop and was off the ground at least twice.
What close calls have you had recently, maybe you've even had serious crashes with other traffic? So far I've only injured myself on my own.