cycling across Korea day 4: Chungju to Mungyeong
Today’s riding started on a road with sort of narrow shoulders. It’s hard to complain when the scenery looks like this though.
Most of the riding today was on country roads. There weren’t a lot of cars though. Some sections were still icy even though it wasn’t actually that cold.
There’s a couple of hills to climb today according to this map.
By mid-day I was pretty tired and I had a couple of climbs to get through. Thankfully there were some shaded rest areas that broke up the climbs.
The climb out of the valley felt like it took forever. I was pretty exhausted by the time I got to the top.
Thankfully there was a rest area at the top of the climb that had a small store and restaurant. I stopped for a Gatorade and ice cream to celebrate getting to the top of the climb. I think this was the toughest climb of the entire trip and I was glad to get it over with.
I rode less mileage today since there was some major climbing. I was pretty tired by the end of the day. Thankfully I ended up in a hot spring resort town, so I think I’ll spend some time in the hot springs to recover.