While Tracy and the boys have been out already, we managed to get four operational bikes and more importantly, operational people together for our first ride on this trip. Kind of a tester for how it's going to go. It was a stunner of a day, so we tried to make it out to a beach straight west from Sintra. We pumped tires, lubed chains, put on the bike gloves, grabbed snacks and programmed Google Maps for a "walk" to Praia Grande (Big Beach in English). We rode through farmer's fields and down muddy trails, but arrived hungry and dirty to Colares, settling for lunch there instead of beach. Trip back trashed and humbled us with elevation (410m total), with walking up many / most of the steep sections. Still, everyone smiling and not killing each other. Kiki impressed Tracy to no end by riding up most of the big hills. He's worrying about her a lot less now after this ride.