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On Friday 13th I took my latest bike on its first real ride. (I had taken it on a test ride the day before, which ended in a puncture and big fat hailstones - somewhat unusual weather for late spring in these parts.)
Mundaring weir is a local tourist attraction. Built to supply water to the goldfield towns. Unlike most UK schemes, the water is pumped uphill from the reservoir to the towns on the plateau above.
There is an off-road bike track all the way. I used it most of the way there but came back by the road because a) there was practically no traffic; b) the surface of the bike track (like most of the unsealed roads in WA) is 'pea gravel' and sand, which can be treacherous to ride on with a narrow-tyred road bike- just like ice.