Yesterday, I went for a bit of a ride. My ride took me through the hills around Diamond creek, Kinglake and Healsville en route to more interesting playgrounds. WTF is going on around there? Who exactly, is making the rules for appropriate rates of progress? 80km/hr is not to bad in my opinion for some of the tighter more populated areas, but from Hurstbridge up to Kinglake -60km/hr? Get the f#ck out of here. I am absolutely certain I could break the limit on a f#cking pushbike, & I'm certainly no Lance Armstrong. It's out of f#cking control. Who dreams this sh!t up? How do they get away with this sh!t But that's not the best of it. Or worst, depending on your perspective. A couple of corners are marked at, get this, 15km/hr. F#ck me drunk. I'm dead certain I could park my motorcycle, and RUN around the corner faster than that. Bl00dy f#cking hell. And that's even with wearing all my safety gear. Boots and all. What sort of f#cking incompetants are they letting loose on the roads these days? How bad are riders and drivers getting? But get this. Even with massive refelective Red "Reduce speed" signs, and 15 km/hr advisory signs, there are still filthy black skid marks right across the road, and massive gouges and imprints in the banking on the roadside. F#ck me. I'm no rocket scientist, but even I can see that the problem is not the speed limit. Or the road condition. But more the fact that an uncomfortably largesh percentage of "riders/drivers" do not posses the skills to drive a greasy stick up a chooks @rse. Fair dinkum. I can tell you that this is not an isolated occurance/phenomenon. There is a low bridge near where I work. It has giant warning signs as you approach. They have even installed another huge sign with bright yellow flashing lights that warn of low clearance. But guess what. I think you already may have. At LEAST once a year, a truck, or more precisely its driver, manages to wedge its self under the bridge. Despite all the signs, lights and warnings. What does this tell us? Well, if you ask me, we must start to let people take some responsibility for themselves, and make their own decisions. All the rules and regulations in the world are not going to stop f#ckwits being f#ckwits. Perhaps, if the authorities actually start to let people be allowed to think for themselves, rather than blindly accepting propaganda, then things might start to change. Hopefully for the better. If drivers actually had to learn to read the road, and the conditions, rather than just blindly follow rules, then they might start taking an interest in what they are doing, and start to take some pride in what they are doing. And become better road users for it. Your thoughts?