Sunday, June 12, 2011
Since there are no races im gonna be doing for a little while ive taken a little bit of a break from riding a lot. Last weekend went hiking friday and then went on a trip with Yujin to Ganghwa island. Which is in the north east part of Korea. It was really beatiful and had lots of historic relics from wars and from being a former capitol of Korea. The best part was taking a boat ride to another small island that had no bridge connecting it to the mainland. There were 2 schools on that island. I wonder what its like to live out there!? I even got in some bikeing. They had made parts of the island really bike friendly by building huge (2 meters wide) bike lanes that block cars with cement blocks seperating the bike lane from the car lane. It was a pretty good idea and way safer than the bike lanes in the US (at least for every day people who aren't very fast bikers). This past weekend I went camping friday night with 3 other guys. It was great and we grilled a lot of meat over the camp fire. Sunday my bike team had a sports day with another team (yongsan mtb from Seoul). It was a lot of fun we played soccer, kickball, had a relay race and had a barbeque out side next to a small river. It was a lot of fun but im really sore from not playing soccer (or doing any kind of running) in a long time. Good team bonding and a lot of fun! this week i plan on trying to ride a little bit more and I don't have any big plans for the weekend yet except for a school barbeque party on friday night. Im antsy to do some more racing but there arent' too many races in teh summer here because it normally rains a lot of july and august.