- To The Rock Tour 2013
- Mongolia X 2012
- Mongolia Reloaded
- Himalayas X 2011
- Cycling in Korea Images
- Sitemap (Korea and Global)
- Cycling in Korea Ideas
- Expedition Cycles
- Inspiration Zone!
- Zen Cycling
- Mt. Nandadevi Expedition
- Pamirs Expedition
- Polar Expeditions
- Redbull Signature Series // Joyride at Crankworx // Mountain Bike films
Friday, April 3, 2009
Cycling Updates from S. Korea!
I met another cool rider from South Africa via Facebook. I have a Cycling Korea group and have received several offers to tour Korea now and another later this summer! My new friend Murray from S. Africa is a public High School teacher in the Taebaek Mountains (Kangwondo) but likes to spend the weekends cycling the East Coast. We rode a short route together last weekend (Donghae to Samcheok), he bused home from Samcheok, I bused with my student/friend Justin to Gyeongju, then cycled from there to Bul-Guk-Sa (Temple on a mountain, we actually just went to the parking lot only, and then had some hot drinks and then rode South to Ulsan (Justin left there) and when we spoke on the phone I was enroute to Busan solo. I made it Busan and finished the last 66kms to the North Express Bus Terminal. That bus roared all the way back to Osan, Suwon and Ansan. Only three stops so it was incredible time. The training was hard in the rain and the cold seemed relentless. Nevertheless, we had an excellent Spring training session in some serious mountain terrain and survived the soggy rain and pitch night from Donghae to Samcheok in mild showers. The worst part of the ride was probably the most memorable, but better headlights are in order to avoid sudden death, next time out I will be better prepared for night riding and not risking it all for speed, distance, and lack of traffic/pollution on the highway.
Warm Wishes from the highway!
About the Korean-World Author
Brian has completed his second mountain bike journey, MongoliaX expedition - Crossing Mongolia 2012, an unsupported mountain bike MTB expedition across 2500km of Outer Mongolia from Ulanbaatar to Altai Taven-Bogd National Park bordering China, Russia and Mongolia.
In 2013, as a sequel to a trilogy of cycle tours, Brian enjoyed a more leisure bicycle tour onboard his Koga-Miyata World Traveller seeing the northern tier of the United States and western Canada covering 3400 kilometers / 2000 miles in 30 days. This North American cycle tour was called Totherocktour. Enjoying the adventure of bicycle travel and every great conversation started while traveling on the road - has refueled his inspirations to cycle around the Earth. In 2013, while he cycled solo from the Great Lake State of Michigan, United States to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He weaved through local communities and reconnected with friends, family and community after spending almost a decade in Asia.
Brian is now supporting several non-profit foundations through expeditions: IDEAS Foundation of Canada IDEAS is the acronym for Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society which supports the IBD community, those suffering from IBD-inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.
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