The Inferno is a two-wheeled scavenger hunt to visit the scenic sights in and around the city of Ulsan.
Over the course of the day, each team of two or more people will need to visit a number of areas in and around Ulsan, riding a scooter, bicycle or motorcycle. Teams will be given the exact location of the areas the day of the rally.
The winner is the team with the most points. Points are awarded based on a number of factors, including how far the location is from the end point, and the type of two-wheeler you're riding. For example a bicycle rider might get 8 points for riding to a distant point, but a 125cc Scooter or motorcycle might only get 4 points while a full size bike above 125cc would only get 1 point.
But scoring goes beyond merely visiting the site. Judges will review the photos of the day and give bonus points for creativity.
June 18, 2011 from 11:00 am until 4:00pm. Starting from Taehwagang Train Station and ending up back there around 4pm.
Anyone can participate, so long as you have a bicycle, scooter or motorcycle, or someone can let you ride tandem).
Below is a non-inclusive list of how points may be obtained. You may come up with your own.
At each location you must take a photograph of the objective. The camera must be digital (seriously, does anyone even have a film camera anymore?) as the card(s) will be given to judges upon completion of the rally. Your picture should capture you and your teammates in the "scenic" beauty of the location - creativity counts! This point is mandatory for all areas.
- Pictures with police.
- Pictures kissing an ajumma.
- Scooter Kill: a photo of white spray painted outline of a scooter accident. Extra points if it's your scooter and you still manage to complete the rally.
- Stop signs: photograph a rare red signs that people ignore.
- Creativity, originality and artistic photos scores big. Don't be boring!
A full list may be provided with the location map on Inferno Day. Judges are free to deduct points for tastelessness, violations of law, utter disrespect for the environment or other egregious errors.
In the past, there have often been bonus points for nudity, but this year we've decided to move away from that, so that our judges don't have to see a million bum pictures again. Also, some people showed poor judgment on when or where the nudity bonus could be applied without offending the local people, so this year NO NUDITY!
Teams must have at least two members. Plan your routes carefully - this is not a race, although your time will be limited. Points are deducted for arriving after the 4pm finish time. But safety is the biggest factor, so please, drive carefully and responsibly! Rub on some sun block, too!
Take a rest! Have a shower!
Following the Inferno, there will be an after party at Cima Bar in Samsandong. This party is for everyone, whether or not they participated in the Inferno.
There will be a slideshow of the scavenger hunt photos, awards and prizes, a big raffle and a BBQ! There will also be drink specials, and Alan is whipping up some special Inferno themed shots for the night.
Enter your details and send your registration fee online at ulsanonline.com/inferno/register.html.
There will be a Registration Party at Benchwarmers on Saturday, June 11th at 8pm.
Well... why not? It's an amazing amount of fun, you will see some beautiful sights of Korea that you may not otherwise visit. After the ride we'll have a party including dinner, drinks and prizes.