Published on November 20th, 2017 | by Daniel Boyle1
Capital Eyes – Vlog 34 – Tuggeranong Ride
The plan for this particular day was to go on a long bike ride. While there was some hope to reach 100km, heading down to Tuggeranong did not quite make that distance.
This vlog is just about a bike ride I took a little while back. It saw me cover a wide range of territory as well as accessing a new part of the Centenary Trail. A friend recently asked if I had completed the whole Centenary Trail and I said I hadn’t done much of the southside. This made up for part of that, but there’s still a few parts to go, particularly along the Murrumbidgee.
The ride started in the Majura Pines on the mountain bike trails, before heading over to the bike track along the Majura Parkway. From there I wanted to go up Red Hill, which was another first for me. This took me along the lake past Kingston before going past some very expensive looking houses through those suburbs like Manuka and Red Hill.
I played some footbag at the top of Red Hill before zooming down. Somebody was asking about a Doctor Who thing that is supposedly there at Red Hill but I didn’t know anything about that. I’m not sure if it’s still there, but here is an article from the Canberra Times about the box converted into a tardis.
It was a fun zoom down Red Hill before I went into a few connected nature reserves. First Red Hill before going through the suburb and eventually getting to Mugga Mugga Nature Reserve. It seems there have been some extra tracks added since I last visited. From there the trail takes you straight through to Isaacs Ridge and then Isaacs Pines, which is home to some fun trails that I was not aware of. I continued on from there to the Wanniassa Hills and then through bike tracks in the suburbs of Tuggeranong.
I had the idea of lunch over at the Rose Cottage, which turned out not to be the best idea, as it was closed. Coming back from there I just rode along the road before I was able to continue along the bike tracks into the main part of Tuggeranong.
That basically sums up the vlog as my return journey was more straight ahead, heading through Woden and along the bike tracks until reaching Lake Burley Griffin and then making my way home along a way I have been many times before.