A friend and I decided to go out for a little pootle around the hills yesterday, usually Saturday is a good day to go out cos the heros generally stick to Sundays and there's not too much around to get in the way. We found ourselves running the Spur loop for shits 'n' giggles and it's been a while since I've seen the Reefton or Marysville. I had forgotten how beautiful they are and why so many people are attracted to them. The Black Spur is still just as stunning a piece of road as it's ever been, even though it's tainted now. Coming back into Healesville was a different story though. More cops than you can poke a stick at. They were set up in three different locations heading out of town towards the Spurs and were in 'make presence felt' mode. I heard from a friend who did Warby - Reefton it was the same on the other side. All up there were ten plus units in the area which is a lot of resource by anyone's standards. So playing spot the cop was a fairly simple game. The kicker though was the police helicopter was deployed in the area. That one is a little harder to spot unless you're doing wheelies. I wonder how much it costs to run that thing per hour? and I wonder if it was worth it?