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FYi - Running Race...avoid

Avoid this area of the Han River and Yangjae Cheon this Sunday, Feb 25th

This Sunday Spinners will be having an event on the Han River. The Marathon will start around 9:00 am and people will be running on south side of the Han paths from Jamsil to Banpo (west) & towards Hanam (east) as well as on the Yangjaecheon path. Best to stay on the north side til after 1pm

Thanks to our Man Jake Preston for the heads up. All the best on your run bro!

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New Tire Day!

It is new Tire day and who doesn't like a fresh set of rubber for your sweet ride....

Got some new tires for to put on my Trek 520 disc touring bike.  My old tires were the stock tires that came with the bike and I put well over 5,000 km on them. And to my surprise, I only got 2 flats...and both of them were because of a screw or a nail. So I have been very lucky in that department.. but tire choice makes a big difference...So how to choose a tire..that is the question. 

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but tire choice makes a big difference...So how to choose a tire..that is the question. 

I was originally riding some 700c...32 width tires, but I bought some  Schwalbe Durano Plus (28 width) for a few reasons.

1. They were on sale

2. Schwalbe makes some awesome tires with reflective sidewalls (will look great in night pics)

3. The 28 width will be a bit faster and lighter than the marathon plus and they will still last a very very long time. (but if I was doing a continuous long ass world tour, I would 100% get the marathon plus for sure)


So what does tire width mean....

Well here are a few guidelines to help you along. 

The thinner = more speed ( yes...tire tread pattern and weight of tire will also have an impact on speed..but lets keep it simple).

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The wider the tire, the more load it can handle and it will be more comfortable.

 thinner = faster....wider = more comfort

thinner = faster....wider = more comfort

Hope this short introduction to tire width is helpful and comment below what else you'd like to learn.

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your new tire day with us by commenting below and also by using #seoulcycle 

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Winter...tires...round and round

Tires and winter

Be careful for ice patches while cycling. Some tips
- reduce air pressure
- use cx tires or other
- spikey tires when more extreme
- always use good judgement and ride safe .

 


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Little mounds or rocks....

Called "소원탑" so-one-top, are stone mounds made by hikers to grant a wish or positive energy

These so-one-top are literally located almost at the top! These little mounds of rocks are usually made by hikers who carry a rock from the bottom and place them in a pile and say a wish or something positive for good feelings etc. They do look cool.
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Flower Power

Your Guide to Spring Flower Forecast

The Korean Peninsula offers great views of spring flowers in colorful yellows, pinks and white. Here is your general forecast guide for the best times to see and experience these flowers.

Please share with us on Instagram by using #seoulcyclespring for your chance to win a cool prize

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We're On Strava

JOIN OUR CLUB - LET IT BEGIN!

That's right, Seoul Cycle is finally on Strava. Join our www.strava.com/clubs/seoulcycle and let the fun begin. Get to know other riders, keep up to date and let's have fun. 


- weekly challenges

- prizes and contests

- route sharing

- always a fun community 

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Spring maintenance with Ewan

Spring is here and it's time to dust off your bike and get your stead ready for the paths. Here is a quick reminder by Ewan MacDonald on a few general maintenance points (we love his makeshift bike stand/hanger he's got going on in his veranda!)

- Gently wash your bike and make sure not to use a pressure hose (that will get water in all the wrong places). Use a soft sponge and soap to gently rub your bike clean and rinse again.

- Check you tires for wear and tear. This will show you if there are any possible problem spots. Also check tire pressure and add some air if needed (the psi rating is written on the side of tire; if you over inflate, the tire will pop...proper air pressure is an important thing to keep in mind).

- Check your break pads and clean if needed (if lots of wear, good idea to change them). Adjust them properly on the wheel afterwards to get proper contact for breaking

- Lube your chain (important to lube the middle of the links and not the whole chain). If you lube all of it too much, it will only attract extra dirt and grim. The middle of the links if sufficient and wipe with an old rag the excess lube. Cycle through your gears to make sure everything runs smooth.

- Adjust your gears for smooth shifting action and your basic maintenance is over.

Hope you enjoyed our simple spring maintenance guide and ride safely. It's important to check your bike from time to time to avoid problems and unessary wear/tear. 

As the weather gets warmer, the paths will get more crowded. Remember to slow down in certain areas and avoid accidents. 

 

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FYi Video: How to eat Raw Fish like a pro - South Korea

South Koreans love to eat Raw Fish, which is called Hweh. It is best to eat it on the Korean Coast which lines most of Korea, since Korea is a peninsular country. Seoul Cycle has done a how to eat Hweh like a pro in a two part short video. We have also added a script if you want to read along while you watch the video. 

Part one -

Eating raw fish in Korea is very popular. It is called Hweh Follow our easy steps to impress Koreans and your tastes buds ****(click on CC to see instruction captions)**** Most times, you'll see people drinking Soju with this dish for 2 reasons.

Part two:

Eating raw fish in Korea is very popular. It is called Hweh This is our part 2 how to....Follow our easy steps to impress Koreans and your tastes buds. ****(click on CC to see instruction captions)**** Usually when people eat Raw Fish (Hweh) the also order a spicy soup (called mae oon tang...매운탕)...that makes the perfect companion to your meal.

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Seoul Cycle FYi - Ride safe

‪#‎SeoulCycleFYi‬

It's getting warmer and you'll see more friends and couples riding tandem bikes together. Please be careful when passing them, as many of them are preoccupied taking pictures, laughing, talking etc...which all lead to them sometimes using up the whole lane and wobbling back and forth.

And if you see them looking alike, you're not seeing double. In Korea it's very fashionable to wear matching, couples' clothing to show that you're a couple and an item.

Keep in mind people of all ages with all types of different bicycles might not be paying attention and might cut you off at anytime. Ride smart...ride safe.

The main spots to ride slower are:
- Yeoido
- Bampo
- Apgujeong
- Jamsil
- Gwangnaru
- Ttukseom

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