Day 6, Wed, July 18th (135km) Prague is awesome
Trip Start Jul 13, 2012
35Trip End Aug 16, 2012
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One would think having to go downhill after all that climbing the day before would be warmly received but winding down steep roads in such miserable weather is a challenge. Off to Trosky Castle as a side trip on my way to Prague.
The Trosky Castle is extremely noticeable from a distance because of its two towers on hill overlooking quite a large area. The only thing I did not like about this awesome castle was the fact that it was on top of a large hill and my legs were all but jello from the previous day
About 30 km outside of Prague the sky cleared up a bit and the weather was actually nice for a couple hours. Prague is beautiful but not very bike friendly. At least in the downtown core. There is way too much cobblestone. I used to think that cobblestone roads are nice but as someone who rides a road bike I am developing a swelling hatred for the quaint cobblestone.
I am starting to feel like one of those balls in that child's toy your push and it pops balls all over the place. Our awesome friend Annik is taking care of our house and Thumbs while we are away and she has ties to Prague so I began filming a longer video of my ride into the final few kilometers. When I do get to post the video you will see why I hate cobblestones and tram tracks.
Yes for the second day in a row I crashed my bike due to lack of common sense. I would like to say that in Prague it was almost unavoidable due to the amount of bloody tram lines there. This city is not bike friendly. At least I have a video of when I was crashing - I can't wait to see it.
Other than the road issue Prague is beautiful and very lively