5/23/2016: It felt like a Monday- it was a work day for sure. 109 miles- really! Started out cool 56 ended at 99 degrees . But some remarkable tailwinds early and at one point on a newly paved road and at least a 1/2 mi descent I hit 47 mph! It was the fasted I ever went on a bike and the first time since my near fatal 1986 crash- I let it all go! Free at last – thank you Lord for watching out for me! We also hit 1,000 miles today! Wow. Not much else to report unless you are a cycling lover- we did pace lines w 6 of us (Kev, Steve, Ted , Sabine, Pauk and myself) and some strong winds from our Right got us trained on use of a eschalon formation- think geese and their aerodynamic flight patterns. 97 tomorrow into an unpleasant cattle yard area of west Texas. One of the staff Rick is from Texas and had a rather unpleasant description of this area with its 250,000 cattle all pent up for life -yikes! One fun stop today -an old gas station made famous in the movie- no country for old men staring Tommy Lee Jones.