Today was an amazing day - we had a strong tail wind almost all day - we were flying down the roads at over 25 miles an hour without even trying - it was fantastic! Well, I almost forget, we did have a climb up to Emigrant Pass (which was a nice climb - that is Don and I pictured at the summit) and had rumble strips that we went over for miles on I80E and couldn't avoid (see video above). The scenary was amazing with a canyon view at one point and nice snow covered mountains (the Ruby mountains) in the distance. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
I have been riding with the same group of about 10-15 other riders and have enjoyed our conversations and getting to know them all well. We had many laughs today and overall everyone seemed in a cherry mood; we were all enjoying ourselves. We had lunch at Burger King and the group all got doo rags for their heads (I refused to get one... you'll understand when I get a photo up here of all of them with their doo rags! Oh man! :) We were having tons of fun. I was welcomed to Elko by Deb and Gary (a nice couple from Chicago) treating me to coffee at a local coffee shop. Everyone in Elko has been super friendly and nice. We learned that there is a local college here and this is definitely not "in the middle of nowhere" - it is a nice town. According to Gary, it is one of the top 100 places to retire... not completely sure why but it seems like a nice enough town.
I had a lovely afternoon swim in the indoor swimming pool and enjoyed some conversation with some locals in the hot tub. I am resting up for the next two days, which will be consecutive centuries plus (108 miles ish and 117 miles ish)! YAHOO! Bring it on baby (just no wind, pleeeease :)