Day 2: Wanderings — Pictures — Finding a chain tool –The route materializes!

Airbnb host extraordinaire, Jan, in his shop.

Airbnb host extraordinaire, Jan, in his shop.

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A view of the river Tagus from São Jorge Castle.

PANO SHOT

And perhaps most importantly, I found a chain tool.

And perhaps most importantly, I found a chain tool.

…and the guy in the bike shop was super helpful and explained the best way to escape the city is to take a ferry across the river to Almada (no bikes on the bridges) and then to head south down the coast. Also, apparently this is a pretty popular ride–he said that every Christmas there’s an organized ride from Lisbon down to Lagos, on the southwestern tip of Portugal. Lots of good camping, too.

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Seems I have a route for Sunday, my first day on the road!

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