Last updated: June 22. 2013 9:09AM - 979 Views
By - jsoprano@timesleader.com

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You can see some unusual things on an early morning ride through of our country's national parks.
Take my ride today through Gettysburg National Park and the Eisenhower Historical Site.
I saw all the things you would expect to see -- monuments, reenactors, tourists, etc.
Of course, the reenactors in front of the wax museum enjoying their McDonald's breakfast would have made for a funny photo.
I didn't expect to see a lone cyclists competing in a 3,000-mile race.
The Race Across America was rolling through town just as I came to town for a short vacation. My brother-in-law and I passed the rider near the spot from where the Confederates launched Pickett's Charge. (Well, more accurately, it should be referred to as Longstreet's assault, but that's a subject for another blog.)
More riders are on the way, evidently, as we spotted a couple of Race Across America support trucks setting up shop on the side of the road.
What a weird coincidence. I will have to keep a lookout for my cyclists as we tour the battlefield today.
Ah, what fun -- a little Civil War history and a bike race. Can't get better than that, can it?

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