“Ahhhhh finally,” is what I was thinking to myself upon my departure on Sunday. There have been too many days of rain, cold, and and lame weekend weather. I decided to head out to myeongsa, not the beach, but the mountain that bears the same name. It was quite the long ride-a-roo, over 6 hours. I want to get into the habit of riding 6 or more hours due to the upcoming tour around the states. If you know HWY 32 by chance, I was on it for hours and it’s not the most exciting highway in Korea. However, it’s not all that busy and has a wide shoulder, so I did it. It’s inevitable when touring in Korea that you will encounter drivers who LOVE to blare their horns at cyclists for no reason whatsoever. So, I do like to rid myself of those wonderful people as much as possible.
I eventually came to the mountain area and found this chill place to have lunch. It was a gazebo surrounded by water with plenty of shade. No one was there, and it was incredibly peaceful. I had some Pear Bag (Paris Baguette [a popular Korean bakery]) and then noticed that I had over lubed my chain due to my leg being covered in oil, nice!
As I was coming back to Baebang, I took some detours that I’ve wanted to explore. Two things that I found were worth the detours. One, a perfect small river to take my raft this Summer, and two, a nice lake where I could also take my raft. It’s been too long since I took my raft out. That needs to change SOON!
Another tour to come this Wednesday, thank you Hoseo University for the holiday!