Thursday, May 19, 2011
New Bike + Test Trip
As for the test trip, I went along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, which, if you know your Virginia cities, it stretches from Purcellville to Alexandria, which makes it about 45 miles in length. I only went about 15 miles on it, but it was a comfortable ride and I didn't feel particularly strained by it. Even so, I was getting tired and there were some renovations being done so I turned back.
I'd like to add that when I was buying something from Kmart, I noticed a sign that said its National Bike Month, which I doubt anybody keeps in mind. May has probably been labeled as such because, as has apparently happened to me, it might be the month most people buy or fix their bikes in anticipation for summer. I'm planing on still using my other bike too though, since there's this non-asphalt trail that I want to check out and maybe post pictures of if there's anything interesting about it, it apparently leads to Great Falls Park and might be fun to check it out. The W&OD is on the right and the entrance to a connection of the Cross County Trail is on the left.