I met a new riding friend on this trip. His name was Tito, and we met while riding down Chang'An avenue. He was a taller guy, with a larger frame bike similar to my own so it was natural that I tried to strike up a conversation with him. He doesn't speak much English, but he is a strong rider. We did a great ride that day, and then followed that up with a big ride up into the mountains north of Beijing. We ran into some fun people, and I clocked 55 mph on the downhill! Not bad for a 72 mile day.