Not really a road condition report, but I thought I'd pass this one on. A guy at work here was recently accosted while riding is BMW800GS down a side street by a large group of thugs. They shut off his bike, and took valuable equipment from his top box. He and the bike are ok, now, but he was rather shaken by the experience. I don't want to go into more than that, as I don't know if he really wants all the gory details on the net, but I think if you're riding around Alexandria, maybe stick to the main roads.