Took the four hour transfer yesterday morning to our start hotel. South Korea is a pretty beautiful country. Lots of hills and forest. Also the further from Seoul you got, the more military personnel you see.
The oddest thing we saw on the way was the rest stop we stopped seemed to be dedicated to the male genitals. I have pictures to prove. Really don't think they are appropriate to post. Really don't want them. But how often do you see something like that. Of course as soon as the bus stopped where did my teammates run. Straight for the statue.
On our way in we say some of the roads we will be racing today. The profile is pretty brutal looking, and from seeing one of the climbs, it's going to be a very challenging day. The fun begins after 50km's and it's going to be non stop. Of course that is as long as there is no wind coming off the Ocean for the first 50km we roll along it.
When we arrived to the other side of the country the weather was a bit worse as it was cold and rainy. We had lunch put our bikes together and headed out for a ride. Where did everyone want to go first? Of course to the border of the DMZ 5km from our hotel. So we rode up that way saw the border control and turned around. Most of the guys once they got there didn't want to spend much time standing around there.
At dinner Frankie told us the normal race routine schedule and such, except for one interesting tid bit. Rule 1 for the Tour De DMZ. Stay on the road! Why? Landminds. That's right Landminds. So I guess no matter what is in the road you are better off hitting that then taking your chances off of it.
Time to get ready. 180km's, 2 big climbs and 3 medium size climbs. Wish us luck.