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Woodbine - Gettysburg 10011-13-2021 08:008 Registered

11-13-2021
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11-13-2021
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William BECK
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McDonalds Woodbine
702 Lisbon Center Dr
Woodbine, MD 21797

$7.00
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The Woodbine - Gettysburg populaire is the first in a fall series of DCRand populaires.  

Woodbine-Gettysburg passes through rolling Carroll County farmland to Gettysburg. Lynn Kristianson sometimes said that if you wanted to picture the terrain of Paris-Brest-Paris, ride through Carroll County, and I think that’s largely true. The route passes through New Windsor at mile 16, where the best resupply/restroom option is a 7-Eleven about a half-mile off-route to the right along Main St (restroom is near the back office but ask the clerk and they’ll point it out). It then passes through Taneytown at mile 26, where there is a Sunoco/Subway (with restroom, key required) about a hundred yards to the right on MD140 as the route turns left. The route crosses into PA at mile 31 before entering the battlefield at mile 36, where a pair of port-a-johns are conveniently located.

The route goes north through the battlefield along Cemetery Ridge and along what were the Union lines on the third day of the battle. After passing the large PA Memorial, it passes “The Angle”, which was the focal point of Pickett’s Charge and what some call the “highwater mark of the Confederacy.” The route then leaves the battlefield to pass through the town of Gettysburg where there is a 7-Eleven (no restroom) at mile 39. After passing near the Lutheran Seminary, the route follows Seminary Ridge along the Confederate lines of the third day of the battle, and the starting point of Pickett’s Charge. Finally, at the south end of the battlefield, the route passes the launching point for the attack on Little Round Top on the second day of the battle, before climbing the flank of Big Round Top and exiting the battlefield at the site of the famous defense of Little Round Top by the 20th Maine.

The route follows almost the same outbound route back to Woodbine. The Taneytown Sunoco/Subway (with restroom) will be a hundred yards farther on MD140 when the route turns right onto Trevanion Rd near mile 55. The New Windsor 7-Eleven (with restroom) will be about a half mile off-route to the left when the route crosses Main St. around mile 64. But at mile 67, the route deviates from the outbound path and takes a pretty, but hilly, path along Buffalo, Roop, and Watersville Rds. Be ready to shift to your lowest gears when you cross the railroad tracks at mile 79 and make the left to remain on Watersville Rd! But the reward for these climbs is a brisk 1-mile descent along Old Frederick Rd.  to the finish back in Woodbine.

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