Brunswick to Flemington return

Today we cycled with another family from Brunswick to Flemington and back. The weather forecast was “mostly dry” but the sky looks threatening. We decided to take a chance and go out anyway.

We took the usual route to Dockland using the Upfield Bikeway which connects to the Capital City Trail around Princes Park. The journey was fairly uneventful but at the back of my mind I do wonder if we are going to make it. We have been been doing much cycling lately.

We stop at Dockland briefly for lunch. We bought ourselves a cheap lunch at Costco and took the bike path along Footscray Road toward Maribyrnong River. We cycled upstream on the easten bank. This is also where Flemington Race Course is. We observed the activities around the race course but wasn’t able to catch a glimse of the action on the track.

On the way back, we crossed the bridge to the western bank. As we passed by a buddist temple in construction, I spotted a Geocache nearby on the GPS received mounted on my handle bar. It didn’t take us long to locate the hide. We did even need to read the description. After signing the log and took some pictures, we continous downstream toward Footscray Road.

From Footscray Road, we headed east toward the Moonee Ponds Creek/Capital City Trail. We continue on to the Upfield Bikeway home at Princes Park.

It was about 28km of cycling today. The weather held up but was drizzling a bit when we got home. It was a cool day: around 18C. A bit cooler than ideal for a bike ride but we nevertheless had a good day.

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