> I am guessing that during Cirque there will be horses on that great trail
> through town that is so nice to ride. If anyone one has any hints on j ust
> how to pass such equestrian groups in such a situation, I could sure use
> some instruction.
> Tom Sanders
The great Washington & Old Dominion trial that Tom is referring to runs through Leesburg and past the Fairgrounds. It is part of the Rails-to-Trails railroad bed conversion project and, in fact, it connects to another trail close to Washington DC, and creates the opportunity to ride a century if you ride it from close to DC out to Purcellville (the trails end) and back (or the other way around). The trail is a shared -use trail, and is specifically marked as such, and there are signs indicating that bicyclists must yield to horses. The good thing is that horses don't really share the paved trail in most areas. There is a dirt/gravel path that parallels the "bike" path. It does crisscross the paved trail in numerous locations, hence the "yield" protocol. I have really never had any problems with the equestrians on the trail, awhich are very courteous most of the time.
Wayne Bingham Living and getting along in "horse country" Lovettsville, Virginia USA