I was out riding with another NR member on Saturday. We were heading through the black spur to marysville and beyond. As expected we were hailed by a police roadblock checking licenses and alcohol and roadworthiness. All good. They were stoping everyone, cars, trucks and bikes. While sitting, I heard a fairly old police officer announce to my companion who was on L's but a reasonably competent rider, that he was about to go through "the worst road in Victoria for motorcycle deaths." I managed to keep my mouth shut (unusual), because of the way it was said. It was blatantly obvious that the police were deploying scare tactics, and close to intimidation tactics to my L rider companion. To me it clearly sounded like they hoping he'd turn around and go back to healesville. They didn't try the spiel on me, but I had a pretty decent bloke who was there to do the check's and not interfere with me otherwise, which I appreciated and didn't mind Now, it was about 11am, only a half dozen bikes at the bakery, and we past maybe another half dozen bikes or so to marysville. In marysville, there maybe 10 or less bikes. FAAAAAARK. a fine sunny day which ordinarily would mean bikes in hundreds easily. So either it was just an unusual day (unlikely), or said tactics of scaing riders away from the area was working. And I was very angry. It's debatable if it's the most dangerous stretch of road in Vic. Given the extremely high usage by bikes, the event of accidents ought to be higher. A political bullsite tactic. I wonder how the businesses have been effected. It was clearly an extremely low number for bikes, and both hville and mville were eerily quiet. But this fairly in yr face scare tactics could easily have unaccompanied and less competent L riders turning around, I think. The tone was pretty heavy from this older cop. In fact... It is far more dangerous after their changes to the black spur. And next year we'll have to adder their victorious cheering and backslapping because the accident rates are down. NOT, due their brilliance, but simply because no one bothers to go there anymore. Totally retarded, and utterly useless. We added up the cost for this little roadblock. 4-5 pursuit vehicles and 3 bikes. Probably over a million dollars worth of equipment. Sending a pretty strong message. Given the lack of bike presence, no way their seniors could justify that expense. But I will say one important thing. It WAS good to see a "visible" police presence, instead of hidden speed camera's and jungle greens up trees, as I happen to believe that while police presence does'nt collect revenue like cameras do, it is at least an honest attempt at reminding people to watch their driving/riding etc. The primary aim isn't money but deterrence which I as a tax payer prefer their duties to focus on. Honestly though, this whole Nazi regime, has to stop.