Biking off the Cobblestone Path

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I sat on my newly rented bike overlooking the Vltava River, blowing on my hands for warmth. It was mid February.On my right side, trams and cars whisked back and forth under the rising morning sun. The winds clawed my apple red hands and jacket in brief gusts. On my left side, the river wound through light and then shadow, its currents grumbling along to the city’s morning commute.I was the only bike on the road.Only one percent of Prague residents rode bicycles to work in 2014, according to a report by the Technical Administration of Roadways of the Capital of Prague, but there are an ever-increasing number of rental bikes on the roads and alleys in the summer, despite the city’s reputation as bike unfriendly.  Read more.

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