Yet another “Bike Path Surprise” this morning — rounding one of the corners after going under Toorak road I found myself hitting the brakes to avoid running into the back of a very large council truck. I’m not quite sure why it was on the path, but it seemed to be ripping branches off the bushes on both sides as it passed. Maybe it was some bizarre kind of gardening experiment. Maybe it was driving down the bike path to repair the damage that’s been caused by all the trucks that drive down the bike path…

More bike path excitement on the way home — the nearly futile attempt to find, and not lose, the bike path from Mt. Waverley back to home. I’d made a detour leaving work, then found myself darting down backstreets, occasionally sighting “Bike Path Ends” signs, and having to wait at intersections where the tiny side-streets cross main roads (a sure sign that I’m on a preferred bike route). Add in a liberal sprinkling of broken glass and a detour through the loading bays of Holmesglen Tafe — not sure why the signs directed me in there — and its just another typical piece of bicycle facilities.

I really should take some photos of some of the more outlandish bike path stupidities that I run into…