Today I needed to get outside of my head, so I set out for a bit of a longer ride. The destination: the western end of the W&OD trail in Purcellville, about 21 miles one way. The weather complied, and I set off into the climbing hills. Somewhere around Leesburg, I recalled something a wise man once said - You spend all this time building your barn. Then you burn it down. Sometimes the gods burns it down for you. You rebuild it. That's what we do - it restores our sanity. As Jimi Hendrix once said, "And so castles made of sand, melt into the sea...eventually". Even still, I choose to build rather than burn.