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Gettysburg Battlefields at Dawn

by on June 11, 2010

This Ride: 23.5 mi
Kona Miles: 1425.4 mi
Month to date: 76.6 mi
2010 Total: 1891.9 mi

I’m at our Synod Assembly meeting in Gettysburg, and brought my bike, knowing that the long hours of sitting and the convention center meals would conspire to make me feel awful.  Here it is, the 11th of the month, and I’ve only ridden one other day this month.  Overall this is frustrating!

Before sunrise, I pulled on my kit, set my flashy lights and opened Google maps on my iPhone (so I knew where I was).  It was a pleasant morning, and soon I was cruising through some of the battlefields around Gettysburg.  Those roads were completely mine … no traffic at all.  You can see from the photos that it was simply gorgeous.  These photos were from “Big Round Top”.

I did get “lost” at one point as I descended into a valley and found myself on very rough paved roads.  (Highland Township and Freedom Township)One route I had planned was “Road Closed” and I chose not to challenge the signs.  When I though the rough road couldn’t get worse, it did.  Finally, on Bullfrog Road, the pavement was smooth and it felt really good.  My hands were numb from all the battering on those rough roads.

It was a good thing I wasn’t riding “lost” much longer.  My iPhone battery was down to about 20% at the end of the ride.

This was  a perfect day for a ride.  I regret only that I missed the Friday breakfast ride with SPP.  I hope you all had a great ride.

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2 Comments
  1. I loved riding through the Battlefield last Sunday but it was over much to quickly as we were on a mission to finish the 200k on time. I definitely want to go back when I can take more time and really get in to the some of the history.

    Mike

  2. I’m jealous! That’s a beautiful part of the country and is on my cycling “Bucket List.” Thanks for the pics!

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