I must admit that little stretch of Merri Creek down stream from Rushall station to just underneath Heidelberg Rd, has been responsible for all my single vehicle falls while commuting to work over the last couple of years.
I even dropped it on the concrete path heading downstream, just before Heidelberg Rd , going dead straight. Winter causes leaves to fall & accumulate dampness from rain & some washover mud in those constant shady places in the creek gully that can take your wheels out from under you, as it did me last winter.
I take it real slowly through that bit in winter. In the world of commuter wacky races, I pick my battles & one place I don’t is there...
Just a bike & a place to ride.