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  • Gesso4u2
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    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 2, 2012
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      OMG<I am sure that that is him.How tragic.I knew he was younger than me.The day I speak of,he was waiting on his bike next to mine when I came out of the visitor center.He noticed the touring paniers on my bike and was curious,and introduced himself.Oh thats just awful,that I finally have a chance to reconnect with him and he is gone.I had told him I had ridden into the valley over Thornton gap a few days earlier,and wasnt looking forward to another long day back over the Blue ridge,when he suggested the tow-path.We discussed the route of A.P.Hills march,which I was still frustrated from an argument with a park ranger over,and he took me to the Sharpsburg PO so I could send home a souvenier.After which we rode together back to Harpers Ferry where he put air in my tires,and gave me a Tow-path cap which I rode,wearing the rest of the trip.I have never forgotten his hospitality.


      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, RoteBaron@... wrote:
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      > Keith,
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      > Perhaps it was Kurt Detwiler, who authored numerous cycling books including "Bicycling Through Civil War History: In Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia".
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      > If so, be advised that he passed away in Sept 2012.
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      > A link to his obit is below (includes photo in case you can identify him as person you were seeking)...
      > http://times-news.com/obituaries/x1831852773/KURT-B-DETWILER-Frostburg
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      > Tom Shay - avid cycl er in Cressona, PA
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      > From: "Gesso4u2" <kalborg54@...>
      > To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:09:03 PM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] cycling tour books
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      > hey guys,
      > In 2000,i was touring in that area on my bicycle and met a local guy,also on a bicycle,at the Antietam VC.He rode with me back to Harpers Ferry and put air in my tires,for me.He also introduced me to the towpath and I had a great 60 mile ride on it the next day.I know he has published a few cycling tour books,one about Civil War sites.Can anyone help put me in touch with this guy?I cant remember his name,but perhaps it rings a bell with someone?
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      > Keith in Florida
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