Re: Noob from Northern Virginia/DC Metro.
Welcome to JG!
I am also living in the Northern VA area, and I can tell you that we are not in the right place to ride mountain bikes!
I have one, but I rarely get to use if for its intended purpose as there are only road trails around here. I finally decided to buy a road bike, so the mountain bike will unfortunately gather dust until I find some mountain bike trails. Do you know of any good ones?
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