Me and "Smoke" really been gettin along here lately. I checked the weather this morning and it said 102 countin the heat factor. So I asked "Smoke" how he felt, he said jump on and lets get going. So I gave him his lead for a while, but he started to go 16 and 17 miles an hour. I said lets take it easy so we can get some distance today. Smoke is pretty easy to please, all he needed was air and lube and that made him pretty happy. As for me, I needed 12 bottles of water and two bottles of Gatorade. I had to eat 3 energy bars as well, and I thought four slices of cheese would help me a little too. Anyhow we kept going and going, and was it getting hot, but not a peep out of Smoke. The wind picked up to 8 mph and we just laughed and kept on riding. Anyhow we averaged 11.81 mph and we were pretty happy. I started to git pretty hungry seeing that I burnt 3535 calories and put out 181 watts. So I says let's head for the house we made a good metric century and a birthday ride of 67 years and we were both pretty happy together. Smoke wasn't to tired, but I told him we better wait for it to cool off a bit before we do a century.