We took a drive up to Sao Bras about a month ago to check out the first round of the Portuguese National Downhill Cup. Ride Portugal guide, Paul Rayner entered the race and qualied 11th in his category, but took a flat in his final run. All was not lost, however, as the point of the weekend was to get the Ride Portugal image out there and let the local scene know what we're about. We met some good people and had a productive weekend. Hopefully we will be able to get to some more races later in the season.