Second was the incident that left me with tyre marks on my left arm.
a) Go straight but veer right off the path back on to the on-road cycle lane (where I was heading).
b) Continue straight down the foot path (not very useful, leads to some awkward spots)
c) Turn left down the steep, and sharply curved ramp (more useful, leads down to Lake Burley Griffin)
d) Turn sharp left and go down the stairs (OK, really only useful for pedestrians and
So, I was about to exercise option a) when I realise that a cyclist on a mountain bike is struggling through the reverse of c) and has her head so far down that she can't possibly see more than a meter beyond her front wheel.
Uh-oh. Well, actually yelling out "Whoa, whoa" whilst braking and veering to the right (a mistake, more on that in a second). I did mention that she was on a mountain bike? With the traditional knobbly tyres?
She did try to brake but to no avail so I'm left with some interesting bruises developing on my left arm and some scrapes and scratches on the fairing. Veering to the right to dodge was instinctive but did run me into the wall that separates the path from the road.
Its going to be one of those days...