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?