Thursday, March 29, 2012

First Race of the Year Coming Up! 이번주말에 완도대회 간다!

This weekend I will do my first race of the year.  Its a 40km road race down in Won Do, which is an island in the far south part of Korea.  It's going to be a really long drive for such a short race but I think it will be worth it to get some racing in before the Tour de Korea starts in a month.  My training has been going well and I'm feeling good.  I'm going down to the race Saturday morning with my friend Kyle to pre ride the course.  I'll post on here Monday about how the race goes.  I'm aiming for a top 3 finish. 

이번주말에 첫번재 대회있어요! 완도에서 40키로 로드레이스있어요.  너무 멀렀지만나티디케 타기 전에 대회 타는것 좀필요있어요. 나 이대회에서 삼등부터 완해요!  토요일에나 창석친구랑 대회장까지 갈거예요, 코스타고 잘거예요.  재미있을거같아요!  월요일에 여기에서 대회 리포트 쓸거예요!  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Riding to Watch a Race (Tour de Korea Pre Test) 티디케이 2차프리테스트 구경

Last weekend was the first time I have ever ridden my bike to watch a bike race I think.  The second qualification race for the amateur Tour de Korea was being held about 25 miles north of my house and I rode out to watch with Aaron and Luis.  We made really good time on the way out and arrived much earlier than I expected.  The race was a bit boring to watch as there weren't many attacks that really gained any ground and the course was a just a big oval.  It was interesting to see a 300 person field split up with the final pack containing around 120 riders.  Some young looking riders took the top spots and from what I can see the Pro Cycle team will be like what the Biclo team was last year with a lot of young guys who are training to be pro Keirin riders on the team.  All of my teammates were also out watching the race so it was great to get to see everyone for the first time since the Jeju trip.
On the way back we rode over several big climbs.  The area south of where to race was held is my favorite area to ride that I can get to from my house by bike.  I showed Aaron and Luis all of the great climbs in the area.  In total we got a little over 4 hours in with about 5000ft of climbing on a 100km loop.   I feel like my training is going much better than last year and hopefully that will show at the Tour de Korea at the end of April. 

지난일요일에 나 친구 두명이랑 티디케이 프리테스트구경하고 탔어요! 오랜 만에 보는 사람이 많았어서 줄거웠어요!  우리 팀 들도 타왔어요!  우리 타는 팀 들타 페스 할거같아요.  그대회 300명 있었지만 마지막 앞그릅 한 120명 남았어요.  프로 싸이클 top 10사람이많았어서 내 생각 프로 싸이클 장년 바이크로 처럼 탈거예요. 
집다시 오늘 길 탈때 우리 코스 좋은 크라임 많이있었어요!  남양평 북여주 쪽에 내 제일 좋은 집에 까가원 코스이에요.  일요일 에 다른 사람 들 같이 처음 타봤어서 기쁜 좋았어요!  장년 보다 나 트레이닝 더 잘하고있어요! 이 번 티디케 장년 보다 더 잘타고싶어요!  

Monday, March 12, 2012

Training and the end of the ski season 트레이닝 과 스키시즌 끝났어요.

I have been getting in a good amount of riding in lately.  The weather has been pretty good for riding.  Saturday I got in a nice long ride with Aaron, Brad and Luis  who all work at the Air Force base in Songtan about 40km from where I live.  Its definitely nice having people to ride with sometimes even though I prefer to do most of my training on my own.
Basically my training has been weight lifting at the gym and going riding whenever I have time after work.  This week should be a good week for training.  I'm planning to cap it off by riding out to watch the second Tour de Korea pre test.  Its a road race to qualify to ride the amateur Tour de Korea but people who qualified in the first Pre Test or who completed at least 8 stages last year aren't eligible to race.  Its about 60-70km out the race course from my house.  I'll ride out there get lunch with my teammates who raced and then ride home.
Also the ski season here is officially over.  The resort closed on Sunday.  Its too bad it closed though because the weather is still pretty cold and I actually had a few free evenings this week I could have gone skiing.  I'll post about how my training is going again next week.  Its about a month until my first race, which will probably be the Misiryong Hill climb. I'd better keep training hard until then!

나 여즘 트레이닝좀많이 하고있어요.  날씨는 자전거 타기한태 괜찮았어요.  일요일에 미국 공군친구들이랑 킨 라이딩했어요! 우리 사진 용인 와우정사에있어요.  내트레이닝 그냥 웨이트 트레이닝 과 자전거 타기 하고있어요.  저는 인터블 트레이닝 잘안해요.
이번주 도 트레이닝 많이해볼거예요.  일요일 에 티디케 2차 프리테스트 장 까지 구경하로 탈거예요.  팀들보고 밥먹어 집 다시 탈거예요.  여주 이포대교우리 집에서 60-70키로 정도 타야해요.  나도 타고싶어지만 1차프리테스트 탔어서 이번은못타요.
내스키시즌도 끝났어요.  일요일에 양지파인 마지막날있었어요.  이번 시즌 25번 정도 탔어요.  내년도 스크 많이 타고싶어요!
첫번재 대회 일월쯤 남아요!  미시령 내 첫대회 같아요.  그때까지 열심히 트레이닝 할거예요!! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jeju Trip pictures / 제주 여행 사진

These are some pictures my team took of our trip to Jeju Do. Thanks to Michelle, and Myo Jin for taking most of them! 
여기 우리 팀 제주 여행 사진이에요.  미쉴 누나 , 묘진 누나 이거 찍었어서 감사합니다! 
 This is taken outside a store in a tiny town we stopped in.  여기 작은가게에서 휴식 하고있어요.  표선면 같아요. 
 Instead of doing a thumbs up my teammates always make the peace sign.  이것 우리 팀한테 배웠어요!

 The top of the 1100m road!  If you ride the most direct way from the ocean its basically a 25km long 7% grade up hill.  The way we road was 35~km with some down hill mixed in. There was about 2 ft of snow at the top!
여기 천백 고지에요.  우리 코스 35~키로.  너무 힘들었지만 재미있었어요!  그기 고 정산 찐자 아름다웠어요.  눈 50~썬티있었어요!!
 This is part of my team.  Jeju do had lots of awesome roads that went right along the coast. 
여기 우리 팀이에요!!  환걸 형,운주형, 나, 지행형,묘진 누나 , 금화 누나.  제주 도 해안도로 너무 아름답고 자전거 타기재미있는거 예요! 

My teammate Hwan Geol giving me a banana before I climb up the 1100m road on our last day.  I'm getting ready to climb the 1100m road again on the last day.  It was freezing on the descent. 
환걸 형 1100고지 타기 전에 바나나 졌어요!  감사합니다! ㅈ