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Old 06-16-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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6:30 AM is late in the NOVA commuting area
I used to work on K Street in DC and later in Clarendon. My colleagues and I used to have a saying that, in DC, a good work that begins with a good lunch.

Thankfully I don't have a commute anymore, but my wife still does!
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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6:30 AM is late in the NOVA commuting area
Plus, wave hello to all the folks coming from West Virginia!
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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I used to work on K Street in DC and later in Clarendon. My colleagues and I used to have a saying that, in DC, a good work that begins with a good lunch.

Thankfully I don't have a commute anymore, but my wife still does!
Shucks, I meant to write that "in DC, a good work day begins with a good lunch."
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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I drive from Aldie to north of Georgetown every day. The times I gave are accurate for 6:30...be prepared for longer times if you leave later.

(in full disclosure, I don't normally take that route, but have take it many times when heading to different locations. Every time, I regret it.)
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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I totally agree with what others are saying....but there are a few other inside routes which avoid traffic.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Okay, new question:

Which is faster to and from 50/Ffx Cty Pkwy, 1) Aldie, 2) Catharpin and 3) Haymarket?
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Okay, new question:

Which is faster to and from 50/Ffx Cty Pkwy, 1) Aldie, 2) Catharpin and 3) Haymarket?
I would say Aldie, 66 gets backed up just as bad as 28 and 50. Second in Line I would say Catharpin then Haymarket. They are all relative I think.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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I would say Aldie, 66 gets backed up just as bad as 28 and 50. Second in Line I would say Catharpin then Haymarket. They are all relative I think.
I agree. There's just not a quick or easy way to get east.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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I had to take that route for a couple of days a few weeks ago.

From Gum Spring/50 around 7:45am to FairFax Prkwy took about 30 min. I was going to a 9am meeting in Fairfax just off Rte 66 (didn't take 66) and arrived just before the meeting. I took Rte 50 to Rte 29.

Returning around 4pm took longer. I'd say closer to 90 mins.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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I commute from Bristow to the Fair Lakes area and in the morning I can't imagine how bad it backs up on Sudley (Catharpin area) since I come 29 (useless to get on 66) and only have to go 1 mile to get through the light at Sudley. I jump back on 66 in Centreville since I have only to pass 28. This typically takes 40-45 min. The evening commute is much better and usually only takes 30-35. Of course this is from Bristow, so adjustments would be needed.
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