That's good to hear!
I used to ride a lot, but mostly from Tredegar, the Belle Isle loop, up to 42nd/Forest Hill, and back. Gets boring fast
I used to live near the W&OD (NoVa), and I'd ride 30 miles twice a week. Asphalt, yeah, but no crowds, very few stops (Vienna-Ashburn), and AWESOME to really keep my cardiovascular in good shape.
Are there any plain old open trails that are several miles long, but not technical?? I'm 40, and I don't have any insurance, so I try to ride conservatively....