I am very disappointed in myself for not timing my day better to get some photos in Bussey. I thought riders would spend more time in Pella.
We are expecting photos from others, however. But, there came a point as I tried to travel among the bikes that I realized we'd all be better off if I came back to Knoxville instead of pressing it. If you were in Bussey today and have photos to share, send them in.
Overall, this event went more smoothly than I originally expected it to. I knew it wouldn't be a disaster, but I am just so impressed with the riders, the organization and everyone else who made this the best event it could be, thus following through on the promise of making Knoxville the best stop along this year's route.
Take care of yourself and thank you for reading.