Ballston, VA to Purcellville, VA on the W&OD trail: 27 Jun, 2009 (84 miles)
Starting at Marymount University, Ballston, head West on Custis Trail until you hit the W&OD trail. Head West on the W&OD trail until you hit the end of the trail in Purcellville; at the foothills of the Shenandoahs. The part between Leesburg and Purcellville is pretty. I was sorely disappointed with the bagel and smoothie I had in a coffee shop in Purcellville, but I thought the town was cute. It was a gorgeous day. I met an elderly couple at the coffee shop who had biked from Leesburg. They were a happy couple out on a nice long bikeride on a beautiful day. They watched my bike when I went into the shop to get my smoothie. Overall its a great 80 mile ride, no difficulties except for the 20 odd road crossings. Ah! can’t complain about my Garmin Edge 205 that I bought second-hand for 130 dollars, the trail it picked up looks good.