|Rental bike from Barcelona Rent a Bike. Photo: Jeremy Bolen|
Barcelona is an ideal city to explore by bike. Not only do they have well established cycle tracks and bike lanes— they have a massive bike share system with the coolest looking shared bikes on the planet. Check out tomorrows post to see what I am talking about. We opted to rent bikes at Barcelona Rent a Bike because is was the closest place to our hotel, but there are many good bike rental spots scattered throughout the city. We managed to pop our "puncture-resistant tires" by running over glass, and I learned a universal truth: No matter what country you are in, bike shop employees have the power to make you feel like and idiot. "Geez bike shop guy, I have ridden a bicycle before, and I know you should avoid glass, but it was just everywhere."** Side note– my bike shop, Boulevard Bikes, doesn't make me feel like an idiot.
For the sartorially minded I am wearing a thrifted navy and white striped shirt, American Apparel high-waisted shorts, and Worishofer 251 Sandals.