|September 29, 2007--The eight
edition of the Knoxville Fall Classic double century featured some of
the best weather ever for this ride, which has in past years been very
hot. Temps were low in the morning (Napa plunged to 37 degrees
overnight), but rose into the low 80s during the day. Knoxville
this year came just a month after Paris-Brest-Paris, and many of us PBP
veterans showed up in our commemorative jerseys. Riding only
200 miles seemed like a vacation ... (No, we did not do this ride on
fixed gears--them temptation to coast down then 45mph descent off Cobb
Mountain was just too great).
Kudos once again to the Quack Cyclists, who did a great job supporting the ride. Their workers ride, by the way, happened the weekend before in an all-day rain.