Whilst in Marysville we were chatting to one of the staff in my favourite cafe. The local rag is reporting that an 80kmh limited is being proposed for the Black Spur. Chatting to Mr and Mrs Scumbag we concluded that this will solve bugger all problems on that road. Ridden at the current posted limit, on a dry road and with no random events (people on the wrong side of the road, mud tracks etc..) the road is perfectly safe. An excellent surface, well posted corners, nothing too dramatic, just a nice road. However, we (riders) consistently provide the local ambo's, police and tow trucks with business from spring to autumn. So as a group, though we biatch and complain about being unfairly treated and targeted, we are obviously doing something wrong. Just will changing the limit to 80 fix anything? I think not. From my experience, the people who exceed the limit on this road do so by a huge margin. Are these the people crashing though? We rarely find out the true cause of accidents and sometimes look for ways to blame everyone other than the rider. If we are not to find ourselves where every road we ride is restricted to 80kmh or less with police hiding behind trees with speed guns and the like, we have to work out something. I avoid the spur during the peak periods to avoid the people who go past at unbelievable speeds or overtake on blind corners but ride it when I can. At 100kmh I can still enjoy the ride, still get that rush and buzz from doing some great corners at a reasonable speed and know that I'm not going to get done for anything. Soon even that pleasure will be gone.