Since the cyclone we have had a lot of rain. The ground is soft and wet, but the council soldiers on removing fallen trees and debris, so now the parkway along the bike path is a sodden, mucky, stinking churned up mess, and the bikeway has no drainage from all the churned up mud along it and is a big smelly puddle. Where it is 'good' they have mowed, and left drifts of grass clippings which have decayed into an oily mass of slime. I am actually excited to see drifts of gravel, because at least they offer a bit of traction.
Too bad we don't have cyclocross here, I reckon I am trained up and ready to have a go.