Cycling From Poland To Slovakia: Day 1 – Bicycle Touring Pro

Cycling From Poland To Slovakia: Day 1

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Leaving my apartment in Krakow, Poland wasn’t easy. Not only did I have to wake up super early to clean the apartment and prepare my bicycle, but after more than a month in the city I had really started to feel at home there. I loved my little 4th floor apartment and getting back on my bike meant cycling in the cold, dark elements of winter once again. But I had committed to riding my bicycle to Slovakia (three days away) and it was time to get back on the road.

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The first day of riding (from Krakow to nearby Gmina Kalwaria Zebrzydowska) was cold, short and easy. I covered only 35 kilometers before reaching my destination some time around 2 PM. Knowing I had little ground to cover that day, I stopped to take photos and even considered riding to the next town up the road because the day had ended so quickly. Instead, however, I checked myself in to the small Viktor Inn ($16 per night) and quickly fell asleep. I was tired from having woken up so early and my ankle was hurting me (I think I twisted it somewhere along the ride that day), so I wanted to get some rest and be prepared for the next day of cycling.

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