48 hours later we're mostly past the jet lag. 9 of those hours to get from Lisbon by bus. I got a good look at the terrain we'll be crossing the first day of the race. It looks steep and rolling. Right now my best estimate is about 11 hours for day 1.
We've seen cork and olive trees on the terraced hillside, a stork at the roadside and wild flowers.
There are lots of friendly and very fit looking folks here. It's going to be fun, in a sick sort of a way.
Registration day tomorrow. A nerve racking day of bike building line ups and meetings. The goal for tomorrow is to maintain my sanity.