Seoul, South Korea- On a typical weekday morning, long before the sun has risen, we can be found by the Han River battling through the debilitating winds and freezing temperatures that can make even the most dedicated athletes call it a day. The rest of our time is spent thawing our toes and studying our maps.
With less than 50 days until we embark on the Long Haul for Hunger bicycle tour, Derek and I are stepping up our training programs, no matter how cold it is outside. We look like aliens with all of our winter cycling clothing on. Really loving my Gore Windstopper jacket at the moment.
Our current training program is in its 2nd phase and we’re transitioning to our final phase of preparation. From now on we will spend 5 mornings a week on our bikes, I will be putting in 30 miles a day during the week, and doing a 50 mile ride once every weekend. We want to get plenty of time in the saddle before getting to China.
So far our Surly LHT bikes have held up great in the city, we can only hope they do the same on the tour. Stay tuned for more updates and check out our event website at http://www.theultimatetrek.com