D.D. nah it wasnt a spike, Its just a very distance server, and Mad, 60~80 on a server in ur city isnt very good :/ I get around 20-30 on servers in my country (altough in diferent citys), try to find some better servers. Use a game browser (i recomend the all seeing eye).
I get anywhere from about 10 (close) to about 60-80 on the East Coast. I tend to not care where i play, but I try not to play anywhere over 100 ping. I can never usually keep a stable ping for anything over 100.