The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part Two)

I began my 17-day vacation with the utmost optimism.  Mr. Meta invited me on a "leisurely" bike ride from Mokpo to Gwangju.  However, detours, headwind, and constant uphill grades slowly downgraded this trip from "leisurely" to "hard work."  My optimism and resolve faded to black. And yet, on the opposite side of my psyche, an … Continue reading The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part Two)

The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part One)

As graduation week concluded, my first semester of work officially finished, marking the start of a well-deserved two-and-a-half-week uninterrupted vacation.  I could think of no other holiday-christening activity more relaxing than a 100-kilometer bike ride. Mr. Meta, another August orientation-mate, invited me a month in advance.  In classic procrastinatory style, I didn’t think much of … Continue reading The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part One)