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Old 06-08-07, 12:59 PM   #1
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northern virginia: herndon, dulles, sterling, etc

Does anyone have any decent training routes out here that dont involve the w&od trail?

I would like to find a place to ride out here after work to avoid some hours on the trainer. I work right off 28 and sterling blvd
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Check out some of my training rides below. They all involve the W&OD for at least a bit, but are not focused on the path.

- Hunter Station hill repeats (a 1 mile hill of 12-15% grade)
- Reston/Great Falls/Wolf Trap loop
- South reston loop
- Ashburn loop
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thanks dude. i was sorta counting on you for this!
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What time do you get off work? The Reston Bike Club tuesday/thursday rides are awesome, and depart at 6pm. Tuesday night meets at the Hunter Woods shopping center in Reston; Thursday leaves from the caboose in Herndon, right off the W&OD.
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I get off at 6 so i would have to insect those rides somewhere but i have no idea where they go. Im looking mainly for places I could do solo intervals and stuff. It looks like that ashburn loop is the most convenient but i bet the great falls area is better.
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The Ashburn ride has one loop that's got some great climbing in it. Waxpool Road has a great climb, followed by an awesome descent, followed by another decent climb. If you look at my MotionBased you can see the loop we do. It's awesome.
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it looks like that ride goes past my work about 20 minutes in so that could work out really well. I will have to try the thursday ride one of these days then.
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