This is an easy post for me. I didn’t even have to give much thought to “favorite road close to home” since I’ve said here at least dozens of times that I have a favorite Fauquier County Road (Leeds Manor Road). You can see a bit of it on this video (jump to 9:35) if you’re curious.
The northern end of the road used to have a roughish surface, but they repaved it a year or so ago, so now it’s pleasantly smooth. Unfortunately, it’s home to one of the more-popular wineries in the area AND is close to I-66, which makes it an easy target for the tourists from NoVA and DC. As a result, I avoid the northern end of the road (above Hume) when I can, which is fine since Hume Road (the first half of the video I linked to above) is my second-favorite road in this county.
Another favorite, which is even closer to home, is Springs Road / VA-802.
Oh, and I can’t forget Blackwell and Blantyre Roads since we were on those yesterday. It was in the low 70s in this area yesterday, which was perfect riding weather. It felt sooooo good to get out on the bike. It’s supposed to be nice today, too. Perhaps I should go out for lunch?
This pic is from Friday, not yesterday, but it’s pretty, so I thought I’d share it here.