There’s a reason my race calander says "tentative" when I send it to people. Yesterday I added another race to it, the Seoul Asia Cup in South Korea (I added the country for those who failed 6th grade geography). Actually, South Korea is technically ‘The Republic of Korea’.
A good friend of mine from high school (who I’ve rarely seen since) is now living in Mokpo, just south of Seoul, and he kee
ps a blog of his adventures. I’m reading it to help prepare for my short trip. I’m not sure what Korean food will do to me before a race, but my guess is that eating Korean BBQ beforehand in Seattle will not help me. At least the hip hop scene has lyrics easier to understand than Sean Paul ("Can’t tan pon it long…..naw eat no yam…no steam fish….nor no green banana" – I have no clue what that means).
I added the race because the Calgary Continental Cup in June was canceled (don’t know why), and I wanted to do another draft legal race before the summer season gets rolling and I’m knee deep in biweekly racing. I chose Seoul because of a sweet travel assistance package offered by the race director. Coming from Seattle, the tickets were within the travel compensation offered, so I lucked out on a (nearly) free trip to race in Asia.