I would have expected more traffic at the Point of Rocks bridge on a Sunday.
Unfortunately, I don't have any pics (and I even had my camera sitting out in the kitchen for this), but I found a nice route near The Plains. I even ran into somebody on a 640 Adv that I assume is on this board but I forgot to ask.
Anyway, I took Rt 55 west out of Gainesville then turned North on Bust Head Rd (Yes, Bust Head Rd), aka Rt 628. It is a very scenic gravel road. Very technical (for a gravel road) in that it had some steep ascents/descents, and is pretty rough and loose with some mud due to the recent rains. But it is VERY scenic too. I continued North on 628 (it changes names and made my way to Burland Lane (Rt 705) to Coon Tree Rd(Rt 706) and back on Halfway Rd (Rt 626) into the plains.
The route goes through Horse Country with lots of farms and beautiful homes (it seems like everyone one has a handbuilt stone fence). Two thumbs up for Bust Head Road. Now, if I can just find a Bust Balls Rd in VA, it must be awesome.