The day's proper session, essentially doing the northern and western half of the circle (the bits I didn't do last Saturday), from Heidelberg around through Preston and East Brunswick to Collingwood. Not a bad ride; felt comfortable on the initial climb (a light tailwind helped), and didn't really tire, nor did the hamstring give any trouble as it sometimes has later on rides.
A bit of bike infrastructure has been done since I was last out this way: a proper opening has been put in the gate at the end of the footbridge at the northeast corner of Northland (you used to have to negotiate a narrow gravel, and often puddled, gap between two posts).
Street signs in some places bear details of who it was named after - the bit in East Brunswick that Victoria Street was named after Queen Victoria was something of a statement of the obvious (although the bit about her being the world's longest-reigning female monarch has been overtaken by events) - but in West Heidelberg, where the 1956 Olympic Village was, the small print details which teams stayed in which street. The streets themselves are mostly named after things to do with World War 2 - one wonders what the Germans and Japanese would have thought (particularly as a few of the older athletes would probably have been returned servicemen). Also noted in the names department was the Carringbush Hotel, although I'm not sure whether it takes its name from its home suburb's fictional name
or whether the fictional name was taken from the pub (the pub looks reasonably old so possibly the latter).