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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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