Talking Races

Podcast - Korea - QiRanger - TravelThe QiRanger Adventures Podcast: S2E13
Release Date: 2012-04-29

1) Welcome and News

  •     Extended video podcast – Travel Talk on the website
  •     Korean Association of Church Communication (RE: Lady Gaga): “Our Christian community needs concerted action to stop young people from being infected with homosexuality and pornography.”
  •     The Sea of Japan/East Sea Debate
  •     The 4-year-old TSA Patdown
  •     Romney on Equal Pay – “Does Gov. Romney support the Lilly Ledbetter Act?”
  •     Appearing on Arirang Radio’s Catch the Wave again next month
  •     Listening Live

2) Content RE<Wind

3) QOTW: Lisa Tintin wrote: “What’s the best thing about being a podcast-blogger?”

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4) Travel Talk: This week I sit down and talk with the original travel dude, Melvin Böcher. You can find him at and @TravelDudes on Twitter.

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The Tour de Korea – 2012

This past Sunday, Jo and I ventured out to Incheon to catch the start of the Tour de Korea. This 1000km race spans one week and concludes on the 29th in Hanam, just outside of Seoul. Take a look at the route:

QiRanger - Tour de Korea - RouteAs can be seen in the image above, the riders will hit just about every section of Korea on their journey. Unlike the Tour de France, the TDK has no time trials, so racers are literally going all out and the first person to cross the finish line wins in this point to point race. Stages one and eight are a third of the other stages, so they’re classified as sprints.

The video for this topic was shot entirely with the GoPro in the waterproof housing. The conditions on race day were anything but good, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of participants. In fact, the electric energy just seemed to amplify. While walking around the elite training area, I saw this:

QiRanger - Tour de Korea - KoreaI though it pretty damn cool. I always wanted one! It’s a rolling system designed to allow riders to warm up their legs while remaining motionless. Several similar devices were being employed by racers, but I thought this the most interesting.

If you’re in Korea, check out the finish, I’m sure it will be pretty damn cool, since even the President came out to kick off the event.

Tour de Korea - Korea - President Lee Myung-bak - QiRanger