Done this one hundreds of times. Between a buddy coming, a wonderful fall day, a camera and that fact that I'd cross the 2,000 mile mark for the year, I thought I'd try a ride report.
Stats: 44.92 miles, a little over 3 hours. Temperature in the mid-60s, sunny.
Route: King Street metro (Alexandria) through Del Ray to Shirlington, up W&OD to Custis trail, along Custis to Roslyn, Across bridge to Georgetown, Along Canal to Capital Crescent trail, through Bethesda to top of Rock Creek Park, through park back to Georgetown, along monuments to 14th street bridge, then back along the water to Alexandria.
Start through under metro rail on Commonwealth:
Russel Road at speed:
Here's my speed: