On The Kimchi Trail

Last fall, photographer Gregg Bleakney and riding partner/model/videographer G-Mack headed to southeast Asia with a couple of Fargo's. They experienced all the 'different' stuff you can experience when you head off to a foreign land, took some nice photos, and shot some pretty interesting (and fun) video as they went. This video is from the Korea portion of their journey.

By coincidence, I grew up there. When I watch the the attached video, I probably see something different than someone who hasn't lived in Korea. That is a pretty wild concept if you let it sink in.

At the tale end of this video, you'll see a small truck coming down the narrow street spraying clouds of smoke behind it. Well, that stuff is mosquito insecticide. When I was a kid, those trucks would come around and all the kids would run along behind them in the giant cloud of bug spray just for fun. Which just may explain some things about me today…

There are so many grand memories for me of growing up there. Lots of those memories are of things that really aren't even experienced anymore. Honeybucket trucks, skating on frozen rice paddies, seeing noodles drying in the sun, and riding through markets on the handlebar of a motorcycle. Life. Good stuff.

Thanks for the video Gregg and G-Mack. I enjoyed it and I think everyone else will as well. -Kid

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Mike Riemer

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.


Leaf Slayer | February 24th, 2010

Now that’s adventuring by bike! Looking forward to more stuff like this from you guys.

scotty | February 24th, 2010

Kid, back when you were a kid that cloud of bug spray was probably DDT!!


MG | February 25th, 2010

That’s some good stuff!  Can’t wait to get my new Fargo and Vaya framesets in and get ‘em built so I can start my 2010 adventures by bike…

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