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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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SEOUL WOD

Full body Workout Of the Day from our Friends at Seoul WOD

It is no secret...staying fit is good for your health, your body, your mind. And when you are strong off the bike...you are strong on the bike. It is a symbiotic relationship...live strong...live fit.

Here is a great simple and intense wod for you today!

★ We made a short video showing you how to do it. Get out there, do it, work hard and comment below if you did it! ★ 
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Workout list:

This is a superset circuit...so no breaks in between anything...just good ol suffering ^^

If this is your first time, feel free to do 3 rounds...but we do 5 rounds

1 round equals to:

- 10 burpees with chin up
- 50 lunges (25 per leg) 
- 10 knee tuck jumps
- 10 diamond pushups
- 10 triceps dips
- 20 abs fingers to toe cross (10 per side) 
- 10 cross knee to elbow tucks
- 10 leg raises
- 10 side to side ab raises

Do it 4 more times ^^

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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.

Also, please subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch our other many videos on cycling in Seoul and all over the country. (click on the link below to be redirected to our channel)

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Tutorial - What is Naver Maps and how to see bicycle paths

This is our part one tutorial on how to use Naver Maps. Naver Maps is the Korean version of Google maps, but it is a lot more detailed for bike information and other search queries in South Korea. 

Seoul Cycle will break down, in a few short how to videos, how to use Naver maps with ease.

 

Also, please subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch our other many videos on cycling in Seoul and all over the country. (click on the link below to be redirected to our channel)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/

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