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Another Bloody Burg - Dan the Serene
October 13th, 2008
07:40 pm


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Another Bloody Burg
Saturday evening I got the urge to go take pictures of the Irish Brigade Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park. Penny was more than willing to ride anywhere on a nice day, so Sunday morning we rode out on our thumpers. The ride up was fun but uneventful. Once we reached the battlefield we cruised some of the park roads because I wasn't exactly certain where the monument was located, other than in the area between Little Round Top and the Emmitsburg Road. Gettysburg has several thousand monuments, so many of them are difficult to find and don't even have places to park nearby. Fortunately, I was on the GS and could park it almost anywhere. Finding suitable ground to park the LT would have been difficult. We took a number of photos and proceeded to ride to Battlefield Harley Davidson so I could pick up one of their t-shirts which features the monument. From there we went to one of the large fruit stands along Rt. 15, then rode down to Magnolia's at the Mill in Purcellville for an excellent early dinner, then home. Total distance was about 240 miles or so.

As an aside, it is truly incredible how many Harleys were out yesterday. It goes without saying that we were the only BMWs at Battlefield HD, but everywhere you looked there were Harleys, most in groups from two to ten. Pennsylvania has a flexible helmet law, so there were a lot of bare heads out there. I had to wash the bugs off my visor three times, so I don't know how those people were getting along.

My photo set from the day is here.

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Date:October 14th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
This was Penny's first long ride on her new bike, right? How'd it do? I love the photo of her touching up her lip gloss after arriving at your destination. :-)

It looks as though you had an excellent day for riding.
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Date:October 14th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was her first long ride on her CS. She has gone farther on my little GS in the past.

Unfortunately, I wasn't riding my LT which has a small makeup mirror in the lid of the top case, so she had to wing it.

It was beautiful and cool enough to make wearing the gear comfortable.
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