I went for a ride out to Diamond Creek with Dan and his mate (?) via the Main Yarra Trail, Eltham and the old aqueduct trail from Eltham-Research Rd. Got a bit wet on the way out and muddy on the lower MYT through Banyule and Bulleen on the way home. The old roadie did OK though, despite the mud and slush.
Glad I wore the booties - look at the mud - which saved me from having a pair of wet, dirty MTB shoes to cope with.