September 5, 2000

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Bastogne, Belgium

September 5, 2000 (#39) Accum Trip KMS ~22,060
Bastogne, Belgium

At Kilometer 65.4 on today's daily route guide (DRG) is the instruction, "(Take) right around army tank towards La Roche at light." The tank on display is an U.S. Army Sherman M4; it was hit by a German shell on Dec 30, 1944 during the "Battle of the Bulge." It was from this greatly strategic town that American General McAuliffe, when asked to surrender, issued the historic answer: "Nuts". - Arnold [bike]