So you know how they've been putting piles of branches next to various parts of Manly Dam to stop people riding where they shouldn't? Said branches probably start out quiet soft and squashy, being freshly fallen, so that's a good plan, yeah?
Well, maybe not. Because give these barriers a few months to bake in the sun, dry out, become brittle. Then, have to step off the trail in an emergency. The only option for me this evening was to put a foot into a pile of these now sharp and jagged sticks.
A little blood, but also note the whole of the rest of this leg is red and scrathed up. There are even marks on my hip somehow. Doh!
Although things could have been better, they could also have been a lot worse. Straight after stopping I kicked off a huge big impaling shoot from the pile which was only missed by millimeters. Yes... that could have been really nasty!