Jumped out of bed (ok crawled), got the Darling Daughter off to the school bus. "Bye sweetie! Have a great day!" A lady friend who was sitting for her Open License test today was really nervous and looking for moral support. The testing centre is about 1.5 hours ride away. Gave her a ring to see if she still needed a riding partner today and she did, so dragged out the cold weather gear, warmed up the bike, turned on the heated hand grips and headed off. We had an excellent ride to Wangaratta, bit chilly but great. My friend was put through her paces for her License - "Breathe just breathe, drop your shoulders and relax, you have got this nailed!" And she did, passed with flying colours! We decided to celebrate with lunch at Glenrowan Macca's southbound and while we were sitting there admiring the bikes, eating Al Fresco, we were watching 2 police cars pull up vehicles all over the place. Sufficiently fed and watered, we get back on the freeway. My friend ducks off into Benalla to do some shopping on her newly minted licence and I kept heading south for home to meet the DD at the end of school. Just past Benalla I notice a highway patrol car sitting between the Northbound and Southbound lanes doing whatever he was doing, didn't give him another thought... "Oh Sh@#$#@$t!!" Red and blue flashing in the mirrors!! Slowly, safely brake! Pull over! Don't forget to indicate... Don't drop the bike now! "Afternoon Officer, what did I do wrong?" The officer asked me to present license, hang around while they checked the rego and RBT. Apparently I hadn't done anything wrong; wasn't speeding; he said that due to all the anticipated bikes on the road for the MotoGP they were pulling over all bikes and checking them. Ended up having a great chat with him, they apparently weren't very busy. First time I have been pulled over on the freeway EVER!! First time I have been pulled up on the bike! Thanks MotoGP - probably wouldn't have looked at me otherwise!!