I spent my life growing up on a farm in a small town called Narbethong. Most cruisers have been through Narbethong as itís on the other end of a fantastic twisty piece of road known as the Black Spur. As you can imagine I have driven through the Black Spur thousands of times and still to this day I enjoy it as much as the first time.
I have a place in my heart for the residents of Narbethong having known them for most of my life. It pained me today when the local shop owner rang me to ask what to do as he was at his wits end. His driveway and lawn had been ripped up for the third time since November and him and his wife were threatened on the last occasion.
I am talking about organized cruisers! On the weekend these lowlifes had blocked the city entrance to the black spur and ran time trials from 2am onwards in modified Japanese and muscle cars. Now apart from being highly illegal and stupid these idiots had the brains to upset the locals and in the process drawing even more attention they knocked of the fire hazard sign and were noted as drink driving.
The repercussions of last weekend will affect us all. The accomplishments of this group have pissed the police off so much they have reacted with immediacy unprecedented in my eyes. The Black spur is now being included in two patrolled night runs from the local police of Healsville and Alexandra as an immediate precaution. Officers have been worded up to go to town on suspected drag racers, and the locals have all been advised to take rego numbers of cars seen cruising in suspicious groups through the area. Fortunately for us the idiots that were causing the problems last weekend have had their rego plates taken and they will be contacted.
The icing on the cake was the fire hazard sign, believe it or not. Itís one of the types that warn locals of how extreme the danger was each day. Apparently these signs cost around $500 and will not be replaced for some time because the small town of Narbethong doesnít have the immediate funds available. Just Sad.
Now I donít have a problem with cruises normally but these idiots will fast destroy our already shrinking freedom on the roads. That really pisses me off, especially when some of the larger groups work so hard to try and remove the hoon association with all of us in our performance cars and it is all undone in one night of utter stupidity! No wonder police act on the verge of oppressive most of the time, itís because of dickheads like this.