This hadn't really worried me as there were plenty of open trails still to ride, and so off I went. But then when I got to the closed trails, there was no sign indicating they were closed, and as I sat there wondering what to do, a veritable flood of cyclists came past me in either direction.
So I joined the flood.
This background is important, because this morning I was sitting in Healesville Bakery and on a whim brought up the Buxton MTB Trails website only to see a warning that the trails are currently closed ... reopening next weekend (of course).
Now normally this would stop me then and there, but then I thought, "Wasn't Lysterfield 'closed' yesterday as well ... Yea, I know what closed means in Victoria" ... so off I set to Buxton ...
Yep, if you ever want to know what to put on a sign to turn around a bunch of mountain bikers who have just driven 45+ minutes to get there ... I'd recommend taking the Buxton approach ...
|A bit of information and self interest mixed together ... works for me|
So an hour and a half after leaving Healesville Bakery, I was back there again looking for a Plan B.