Needed to take a little detour on the way home...
Yes, when I was rolling up this path at about 5:30 an enterprising lad had laid a branch across the path to 'stop' riders going into that, although for me I just rounded the corner & rode right up & over it, looking back to him to say "...waddya do dat for..." just as I realized that the path was flooded..
I stopped short of it & was able to U-turn & tried to find my way out through the gate onto the VicTrack service road alongside. As I attempted to turn off the path through the gate, the branch happened to be exactly on the apex of the 90degree sharp left I was hoping to make, but buoyed by my perceived biking skilz I proceeded with my awkward hop-over-the-branch-and-sharp-left-turn-while-clipped-in-at-less-than-2kms/hr, which looked really awkward.
As I rode through the gate I looked back again & said to him under my breath "...waddaya do dat for?"
Just a bike & a place to ride.