Saturday, June 12, 2010

Critical Mass: Bikes activated & riders get ready!



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한국말 잘 하시면 이 웹사이트에 가주시기 바랍니다: http://bike.jinbo.net


Ride daily, celebrate monthly!

발바리 (bal-ba-li) is Korea's version of Critical Mass, the bicycling event held monthly in over 300 cities around the world. Events are held in cities across south Korea.

Full and up-to-date information is available in Korean at http://bike.jinbo.net

This Facebook page is to assist those who find it easier to read English than Korean and would like to take part. I'll post details of upcoming rides and try to answer any questions. Please write any queries on the wall.

The Seoul ride starts here: http://tinyurl.com/342b9wr -- see the events tab for more info.


Seoul Monthly Bicycle Ride

Date:
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Time:
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Meet at Gwanghwamun

(Seoul Critical Mass Rides, 3rd Saturday of every month!!!!)

This is the meeting point, at the location of the marker: http://tinyurl.com/342b9wr


If you can get your bike onto a train, there are three nearby stations:
경복궁 / Gyeongbokgung on line 3
광화문 / Gwanghwamun on line 5
종각 / Jonggak on line 1

View of the entrance to the area where the ride meets up:



The ride starts at 4pm (or a bit later) and ends an hour or two later at the riverside in Youido.

Join the Facebook group:
Korea's Critical Mass (발바리)

When is it?
Answer: Critical Mass rides are monthly - 12 rides per year, various locations around the country. Take a look at these, join the FB group for updated information & meeting places...
  1. Suwon - 4th Saturday of each month.
  2. Pusan/Busan - Fourth Saturday of each month.
  3. Seoul - Third Saturday of each month.
  4. Chuncheon - Second Saturday of each month.

Critical Mass: Bikes activated & riders get ready!



Common Interest - Activities


Description:


한국말 잘 하시면 이 웹사이트에 가주시기 바랍니다: http://bike.jinbo.net


Ride daily, celebrate monthly!

발바리 (bal-ba-li) is Korea's version of Critical Mass, the bicycling event held monthly in over 300 cities around the world. Events are held in cities across south Korea.

Full and up-to-date information is available in Korean at http://bike.jinbo.net

This Facebook page is to assist those who find it easier to read English than Korean and would like to take part. I'll post details of upcoming rides and try to answer any questions. Please write any queries on the wall.

The Seoul ride starts here: http://tinyurl.com/342b9wr -- see the events tab for more info.


Seoul Monthly Bicycle Ride

Date:
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Time:
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Meet at Gwanghwamun

(Seoul Critical Mass Rides, 3rd Saturday of every month!!!!)

This is the meeting point, at the location of the marker: http://tinyurl.com/342b9wr


If you can get your bike onto a train, there are three nearby stations:
경복궁 / Gyeongbokgung on line 3
광화문 / Gwanghwamun on line 5
종각 / Jonggak on line 1

View of the entrance to the area where the ride meets up:



The ride starts at 4pm (or a bit later) and ends an hour or two later at the riverside in Youido.

Join the Facebook group:
Korea's Critical Mass (발바리)

When is it?
Answer: Critical Mass rides are monthly - 12 rides per year, various locations around the country. Take a look at these, join the FB group for updated information & meeting places...
  1. Suwon - 4th Saturday of each month.
  2. Pusan/Busan - Fourth Saturday of each month.
  3. Seoul - Third Saturday of each month.
  4. Chuncheon - Second Saturday of each month.

Critical Mass: Bikes activated & riders get ready!



Common Interest - Activities


Description:


한국말 잘 하시면 이 웹사이트에 가주시기 바랍니다: http://bike.jinbo.net


Ride daily, celebrate monthly!

발바리 (bal-ba-li) is Korea's version of Critical Mass, the bicycling event held monthly in over 300 cities around the world. Events are held in cities across south Korea.

Full and up-to-date information is available in Korean at http://bike.jinbo.net

This Facebook page is to assist those who find it easier to read English than Korean and would like to take part. I'll post details of upcoming rides and try to answer any questions. Please write any queries on the wall.

The Seoul ride starts here: http://tinyurl.com/342b9wr -- see the events tab for more info.


Seoul Monthly Bicycle Ride

Date:
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Time:
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Meet at Gwanghwamun

(Seoul Critical Mass Rides, 3rd Saturday of every month!!!!)

This is the meeting point, at the location of the marker: http://tinyurl.com/342b9wr


If you can get your bike onto a train, there are three nearby stations:
경복궁 / Gyeongbokgung on line 3
광화문 / Gwanghwamun on line 5
종각 / Jonggak on line 1

View of the entrance to the area where the ride meets up:



The ride starts at 4pm (or a bit later) and ends an hour or two later at the riverside in Youido.

Join the Facebook group:
Korea's Critical Mass (발바리)

When is it?
Answer: Critical Mass rides are monthly - 12 rides per year, various locations around the country. Take a look at these, join the FB group for updated information & meeting places...
  1. Suwon - 4th Saturday of each month.
  2. Pusan/Busan - Fourth Saturday of each month.
  3. Seoul - Third Saturday of each month.
  4. Chuncheon - Second Saturday of each month.

Critical Mass: Bikes activated & riders get ready!


Common Interest - Activities
Description:
한국말 잘 하시면 이 웹사이트에 가주시기 바랍니다: http://bike.jinbo.net

Ride daily, celebrate monthly!

발바리 (bal-ba-li) is Korea's version of Critical Mass, the bicycling event held monthly in over 300 cities around the world. Events are held in cities across south Korea.

Full and up-to-date information is available in Korean at http://bike.jinbo.net

This Facebook page is to assist those who find it easier to read English than Korean and would like to take part. I'll post details of upcoming rides and try to answer any questions. Please write any queries on the wall.

The Seoul ride starts here: http://tinyurl.com/342b9wr -- see the events tab for more info.

Seoul Monthly Bicycle Ride

Date:
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Time:
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Meet at Gwanghwamun
(Seoul Critical Mass Rides, 3rd Saturday of every month!!!!)

This is the meeting point, at the location of the marker: http://tinyurl.com/342b9wr

If you can get your bike onto a train, there are three nearby stations:
경복궁 / Gyeongbokgung on line 3
광화문 / Gwanghwamun on line 5
종각 / Jonggak on line 1

View of the entrance to the area where the ride meets up:

The ride starts at 4pm (or a bit later) and ends an hour or two later at the riverside in Youido.

Join the Facebook group:
Korea's Critical Mass (발바리)

When is it?
Answer: Critical Mass rides are monthly - 12 rides per year, various locations around the country. Take a look at these, join the FB group for updated information & meeting places...
  1. Suwon - 4th Saturday of each month.
  2. Pusan/Busan - Fourth Saturday of each month.
  3. Seoul - Third Saturday of each month.
  4. Chuncheon - Second Saturday of each month.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bukansan Hike (Flashback to winter) South Korea


Seven Sisters and their Teacher is an amazing time lapse of South Korea taken in the Daejeon mountains. Much like the mountains of northern Seoul (Bukansan), the tranquil scenes of nature, temple and streams come together in autumn and explode with adventure in winter (recommended for visiting Bukansan, and that information follows). Enjoy your adventures in Korea.

Moxxor rep. Luke Goddard (company information) invited me on a great hiking location in northern Seoul, Mount Bukansan will not disappoint any travelers that wish to get some fresh air and outdoor activity in winter. They sell rubber-strapped steel crampons (5,000 won a pair) for walking on snow and ice -recommended for this mid-winter adventure. It's nice because those cramp-ons are all you need to climb safely, as you'll see in the video, I'm only wearing running shoes with the cramp-ons. The area is fresh and the scenery will enable a full eye-view of surrounding mountains and the winter is the preferred season, as it is clearer than summer months. If you come to Korea, make sure you try this!

Directions from Seoul: take the orange subway line northwest (Anguk Station...or others on Orange line 3) and take off at Gupabal station. From there, just take a bus with other local hikers and you'll get dropped off at the base of the mountains. From here you can hike to several peaks and there are several descents are optional, some end up on the northcentral area of Seoul at Miasamgeori Station, light blue line 4. Here's a subway map -this will help you find the way (click, it will take you to the original photo for printing).

Bukansan Hike (Flashback to winter) South Korea


Seven Sisters and their Teacher is an amazing time lapse of South Korea taken in the Daejeon mountains. Much like the mountains of northern Seoul (Bukansan), the tranquil scenes of nature, temple and streams come together in autumn and explode with adventure in winter (recommended for visiting Bukansan, and that information follows). Enjoy your adventures in Korea.

Moxxor rep. Luke Goddard (company information) invited me on a great hiking location in northern Seoul, Mount Bukansan will not disappoint any travelers that wish to get some fresh air and outdoor activity in winter. They sell rubber-strapped steel crampons (5,000 won a pair) for walking on snow and ice -recommended for this mid-winter adventure. It's nice because those cramp-ons are all you need to climb safely, as you'll see in the video, I'm only wearing running shoes with the cramp-ons. The area is fresh and the scenery will enable a full eye-view of surrounding mountains and the winter is the preferred season, as it is clearer than summer months. If you come to Korea, make sure you try this!

Directions from Seoul: take the orange subway line northwest (Anguk Station...or others on Orange line 3) and take off at Gupabal station. From there, just take a bus with other local hikers and you'll get dropped off at the base of the mountains. From here you can hike to several peaks and there are several descents are optional, some end up on the northcentral area of Seoul at Miasamgeori Station, light blue line 4. Here's a subway map -this will help you find the way (click, it will take you to the original photo for printing).

Bukansan Hike (Flashback to winter) South Korea


Seven Sisters and their Teacher is an amazing time lapse of South Korea taken in the Daejeon mountains. Much like the mountains of northern Seoul (Bukansan), the tranquil scenes of nature, temple and streams come together in autumn and explode with adventure in winter (recommended for visiting Bukansan, and that information follows). Enjoy your adventures in Korea.

Moxxor rep. Luke Goddard (company information) invited me on a great hiking location in northern Seoul, Mount Bukansan will not disappoint any travelers that wish to get some fresh air and outdoor activity in winter. They sell rubber-strapped steel crampons (5,000 won a pair) for walking on snow and ice -recommended for this mid-winter adventure. It's nice because those cramp-ons are all you need to climb safely, as you'll see in the video, I'm only wearing running shoes with the cramp-ons. The area is fresh and the scenery will enable a full eye-view of surrounding mountains and the winter is the preferred season, as it is clearer than summer months. If you come to Korea, make sure you try this!

Directions from Seoul: take the orange subway line northwest (Anguk Station...or others on Orange line 3) and take off at Gupabal station. From there, just take a bus with other local hikers and you'll get dropped off at the base of the mountains. From here you can hike to several peaks and there are several descents are optional, some end up on the northcentral area of Seoul at Miasamgeori Station, light blue line 4. Here's a subway map -this will help you find the way (click, it will take you to the original photo for printing).

Bukansan Hike (Flashback to winter) South Korea




Moxxor rep. Luke Goddard (company information) invited me on a great hiking location in northern Seoul, Mount Bukansan will not disappoint any travelers that wish to get some fresh air and outdoor activity in winter. They sell rubber-strapped steel crampons (5,000 won a pair) for walking on snow and ice -recommended for this mid-winter adventure. It's nice because those cramp-ons are all you need to climb safely, as you'll see in the video, I'm only wearing running shoes with the cramp-ons. The area is fresh and the scenery will enable a full eye-view of surrounding mountains and the winter is the preferred season, as it is clearer than summer months. If you come to Korea, make sure you try this!

Directions from Seoul: take the orange subway line northwest (Anguk Station...or others on Orange line 3) and take off at Gupabal station. From there, just take a bus with other local hikers and you'll get dropped off at the base of the mountains. From here you can hike to several peaks and there are several descents are optional, some end up on the northcentral area of Seoul at Miasamgeori Station, light blue line 4. Here's a subway map -this will help you find the way (click, it will take you to the original photo for printing).

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cycling in Korea :: BIG ROAD RIDES 150-200K DAYS, OPEN CALL! TEL: 010.8075.5121



You're never alone. Cycling is the riders best companion activity. You+Bike=Joy.

Correspondence with Helen, she's an avid cyclist in Korea, good on you Helen! Here's our notes:

Helen Kinuthia June 3 at 1:31pm writes:


Hi Brian,

Some great photos from your rides!!!

Wondering what you are up to this weekend? I am hoping to get a fairly long ride in. Was going to ride from Cheonan to Mokpo, but i'll now be in Mokpo the following weekend so would like to go somewhere different.

Let me know if you'd be for going on a ride on Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Just one day or more :) It'd be great to ride with someone - still finding it a challenge to meet people to ride with.

Am hoping to get out of Seoul to see somewhere new.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Helen


Brian 브라이안 Perich June 3 at 6:40pm writes:

Ah, a great challenge it is connecting with riders in Korea (no small task at all, luck in past few rides!! ^_^). Let's ride...hmmm. My wife and family are over in Ansan, I'm in Gangneung, Gangwon-do at the moment, I will drive up to gather them (newborn came three weeks ago, Sierra...photos are in my sets Family Expedition -Mark I). Are you based in Cheonan now -or Seoul? I have ridden Ansan-Suwon-Pyeongtaek, Cheonan (day 1), Cheonan to Boryeong (Daecheon Beach) Day 2, Daecheon Beach to Gunsan/Byeongsanbando National Park Day 3. That's the closet to Mokpo -to date.

Your plans/ideas/routes -welcome. Invite others, I will notify my co-teacher and student that's picked on riding, great times (invite your friends, let's ride together)...

My recent ride ideas: Gangneung to Ganseong (closest town to DMZ) and back to Gangneung in a day? That's about 200km. It would be epic to do this for the first time with you. If too much, we could explore the backcountry and still visit Sokcho and return to Gangneung.

Feel free to call 010.3037.5126 or home 070.8185.5126. Mobile is fine, I just finished teaching until late July I start again...

Peace,

Brian Perich, Cycling in Korea
http://korean-world.blogspot.com/

Cycling in Korea :: BIG ROAD RIDES 150-200K DAYS, OPEN CALL! TEL: 010.8075.5121



You're never alone. Cycling is the riders best companion activity. You+Bike=Joy.

Correspondence with Helen, she's an avid cyclist in Korea, good on you Helen! Here's our notes:

Helen Kinuthia June 3 at 1:31pm writes:


Hi Brian,

Some great photos from your rides!!!

Wondering what you are up to this weekend? I am hoping to get a fairly long ride in. Was going to ride from Cheonan to Mokpo, but i'll now be in Mokpo the following weekend so would like to go somewhere different.

Let me know if you'd be for going on a ride on Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Just one day or more :) It'd be great to ride with someone - still finding it a challenge to meet people to ride with.

Am hoping to get out of Seoul to see somewhere new.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Helen


Brian 브라이안 Perich June 3 at 6:40pm writes:

Ah, a great challenge it is connecting with riders in Korea (no small task at all, luck in past few rides!! ^_^). Let's ride...hmmm. My wife and family are over in Ansan, I'm in Gangneung, Gangwon-do at the moment, I will drive up to gather them (newborn came three weeks ago, Sierra...photos are in my sets Family Expedition -Mark I). Are you based in Cheonan now -or Seoul? I have ridden Ansan-Suwon-Pyeongtaek, Cheonan (day 1), Cheonan to Boryeong (Daecheon Beach) Day 2, Daecheon Beach to Gunsan/Byeongsanbando National Park Day 3. That's the closet to Mokpo -to date.

Your plans/ideas/routes -welcome. Invite others, I will notify my co-teacher and student that's picked on riding, great times (invite your friends, let's ride together)...

My recent ride ideas: Gangneung to Ganseong (closest town to DMZ) and back to Gangneung in a day? That's about 200km. It would be epic to do this for the first time with you. If too much, we could explore the backcountry and still visit Sokcho and return to Gangneung.

Feel free to call 010.3037.5126 or home 070.8185.5126. Mobile is fine, I just finished teaching until late July I start again...

Peace,

Brian Perich, Cycling in Korea
http://korean-world.blogspot.com/

Cycling in Korea :: BIG ROAD RIDES 150-200K DAYS, OPEN CALL! TEL: 010.8075.5121



You're never alone. Cycling is the riders best companion activity. You+Bike=Joy.

Correspondence with Helen, she's an avid cyclist in Korea, good on you Helen! Here's our notes:

Helen Kinuthia June 3 at 1:31pm writes:


Hi Brian,

Some great photos from your rides!!!

Wondering what you are up to this weekend? I am hoping to get a fairly long ride in. Was going to ride from Cheonan to Mokpo, but i'll now be in Mokpo the following weekend so would like to go somewhere different.

Let me know if you'd be for going on a ride on Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Just one day or more :) It'd be great to ride with someone - still finding it a challenge to meet people to ride with.

Am hoping to get out of Seoul to see somewhere new.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Helen


Brian 브라이안 Perich June 3 at 6:40pm writes:

Ah, a great challenge it is connecting with riders in Korea (no small task at all, luck in past few rides!! ^_^). Let's ride...hmmm. My wife and family are over in Ansan, I'm in Gangneung, Gangwon-do at the moment, I will drive up to gather them (newborn came three weeks ago, Sierra...photos are in my sets Family Expedition -Mark I). Are you based in Cheonan now -or Seoul? I have ridden Ansan-Suwon-Pyeongtaek, Cheonan (day 1), Cheonan to Boryeong (Daecheon Beach) Day 2, Daecheon Beach to Gunsan/Byeongsanbando National Park Day 3. That's the closet to Mokpo -to date.

Your plans/ideas/routes -welcome. Invite others, I will notify my co-teacher and student that's picked on riding, great times (invite your friends, let's ride together)...

My recent ride ideas: Gangneung to Ganseong (closest town to DMZ) and back to Gangneung in a day? That's about 200km. It would be epic to do this for the first time with you. If too much, we could explore the backcountry and still visit Sokcho and return to Gangneung.

Feel free to call 010.3037.5126 or home 070.8185.5126. Mobile is fine, I just finished teaching until late July I start again...

Peace,

Brian Perich, Cycling in Korea
http://korean-world.blogspot.com/