Friday afternoon we left work early, I took the wife on the back of the bike, and we blasted down to Perth for a 6:15 presentation. Since time was always going to be an issue for us, a little "spirited" riding would be necessary to make the 450 kms in time. We were incident free, until we left Jurien Bay. Just as we passed the police station, a police landcruiser pulled out behind me. Damn. Restricted to 110, I rode carefully. We passed through the turn offs to Eneabba, and then Cervantes, and still it stayed behind. 20 kms became 40, and time ticked on. The landcruiser followed a short distance behind me, also sitting on the limit. Then, about 50kms from Jurien Bay, we say flashing lights ahead. A police commodore had pulled someone over for something. As we passed it, the landcruiser also pulled off. We had fun speculating... Drugs? Something else? Two minutes later a police hilux coming the other way passed us as well, obviously heading for the same spot. Well, there are not many police vehicles in the mid-west of WA, so I decided to increase my speed a little. Chances of meeting another was almost zero. So we upped it to $1.30 and started overtaking the slower vehicles. A few minutes later I noticed that a car behind me was doing the same. He slowly, slowly gained in us. No big deal, he probably thought the same as me. When he got about 300 metres behind me, I noticed he had flashing red and blue lights on top. Damn. I slowed, and indicated left. He indicated right, and overtook me and kept going at high speed. I think I will keep it to 110km/h for a while. * Names, dates, locations and actual speeds and costs may have been altered to ensure the anonymity of all concerned.