Sunday, December 6, 2015

Behind Ian McIntosh's 1,600 Foot Crash - Behind the Line S8 E4 // Alaska Heli Skiing Adventures //

Searching for the epic line? Heli skiing in Alaska could be your next destination.
Big Mountain Skier - Ian McIntosh survived his Alaskan Heli skiing accident while tumbling 1,600 feet down the Alaskan face. 

The art of bicycle freedom // Mountain bike epic sessions with Brandon Semenuk // North American Mountain bike destinations //

Brandon Semenuk’s SRAM and RockShox equipped Trek Session Park. 
One Shot: Brandon Semenuk's unReal Segment

Where are the best mountain biking locations in Canada? 

If you have other suggestions, feel free to leave comments below. Of course, there are other global destinations worth mentioning, Mongolia has endless twin jeep tracks, the Himalayas of India have epic road routes that turn into dirt tracks across the Tibetan plateau. Peru? Costa Rica? Alaska? The list can be added here. Keep riding, regardless of the trail you choose - it's about freedom on two wheels and the relaxation it brings to you. Keep riding, keep exploring and enjoy the epic journeys, weekend trail rides, or cross country stomps near your home, or a flight away. Freedom is all about individual choices, healthy conditions, clear skies and heavy rain, rain forests or desert terrain, the freedom to choose where you will ride next. 

Planning something? - Mountain Bike Road Trip? Cross country epic? Bikepacking or Singletrack?

Choose a location. Plan your travel (flight, ride to location, train, drive), Pack your bike and repair/replacement equipment (Spokes, chains, Multi-tools, tubes, tires), Schedule a deadline for your mission. Test your equipment and ride your bike ahead of the epic ride. Make adjustments to wheels and suspension. Make a list of equipment you still need (can you use generic bags/packs?), buy replacements, maybe rework your bike using spare parts/wheelsets and talk to your friends. Bring a buddy, or when the schedule comes and nobody is available - Plan B: Go solo and enter your favorite world - on a mountain bike. Have fun, be flexible and work at entertaining yourself - it's easy on an adventure.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Two Wheels to Freedom // New Zealand Mountain Bike Road Trip // World Adventure Mountain Bike Destinations // Where the trail begins...

 
Mountain Bike Road Trip inspired in New Zealand
[Authors notes] Published on 5 Sep 2013 - Join Cam McCaul and friends as they explore the South Island of New Zealand on the ultimate mountain biking road trip. After the Teva Slopestyle bike contest in Queenstown, Cam and pros Sam Pilgrim, Chad Kagy, Kelly McGarry, and Kurt Sorge hit the road.

Resources for your Mountain biking destination -

Top 10 Mountain Bike Tracks in New Zealand
Go Mountain Biking in New Zealand, Tourism suggestions

Please share the free inspiration and adventure cookbook with all your friends and families (:

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About the Korean-World Author

Brian Perich was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) lecturer for a decade, father, and adventure cyclist based in South Korea.

Previously, Brian has led Canoe adventures in Quetico Provincial Park, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada (1993/1999); led Grand American camping adventures (2000); lived at Paramahansa Yogananda's SRF Ashram for 5 months (see the film "AWAKE"), formerly worked in titanium welding at Agilent Technologies, formerly worked in Winery industry in Marin County with Kendall Jackson in California; Surfing and Meditation continued for several years in California, British Columbia, South Korea, Yoga training in California 1999-2000.

Between 1994-1998 - Brian completed his own adventures with motorcycles. His motorcycling marathons took him across the United States and central/western Canada, while traveling solo over an astounding 24,000km in 60 days! Brian endured 900 mile/1300km average days in the motorcycle saddle and apparently loved every minute of those adventures.

Today, he has given up motorcycle adventures altogether, but finds an outlet for his enthusiasm in outdoor recreation while bicycle touring and micro-blogging about those experiences on his mountain bikes.

While employed as an English teacher in South Korea, Brian has became an advocate for bicycle touring on his mountain bikes. The Korean-World blog originated from those small adventures in Korea, now expanded to cover his recent trek down the TransMongolian highway to the Gobi Desert, cycling 900km east through the Khentii grasslands and in 2012 crossing Mongolia in 45 days, 2500 kilometers 1553 miles. HimalayasX expedition Brian previously cycled across western China, the Taklamakan Desert, the northern Himalayas of East Turkestan Xinjiang/Uyghur Autonomous Region, the corrugated back roads and mountains of Kham Tibet. Brian successfully completed his 2011 mountain bike expedition with 3200 kilometers / 1988 miles unsupported, on/off road MTB adventure cycling.
Brian has completed his second mountain bike journey, MongoliaX expedition - Crossing Mongolia 2012, an unsupported mountain bike MTB expedition across 2500km of Outer Mongolia from Ulanbaatar to Altai Taven-Bogd National Park bordering China, Russia and Mongolia.


In 2013, as a sequel to a trilogy of cycle tours, Brian enjoyed a more leisure bicycle tour onboard his Koga-Miyata World Traveller seeing the northern tier of the United States and western Canada covering 3400 kilometers / 2000 miles in 30 days. This North American cycle tour was called Totherocktour. Enjoying the adventure of bicycle travel and every great conversation started while traveling on the road - has refueled his inspirations to cycle around the Earth. In 2013, while he cycled solo from the Great Lake State of Michigan, United States to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He weaved through local communities and reconnected with friends, family and community after spending almost a decade in Asia.


Brian is now supporting several non-profit foundations through expeditions: IDEAS Foundation of Canada IDEAS is the acronym for Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society which supports the IBD community, those suffering from IBD-inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.


The second non-profit foundation is ETE.ORG - Education Through Expeditions, UK which supports educational outreach programs inside schools around the world. ETE connects explorers with students in the classroom, through an interactive online program in development (Beta).


Brian is researching support for a 18000 kilometer bicycle expedition across the Americas: North, Central and South America - ONE -Arctic to Argentina
Please contact him if you are interested in helping out.

Twitter: Cycleagain
Location: Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea or southern Ontario, Canada.

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Brian's friends have also been...Cycling in Korea!

Brian's friends have also been...Cycling in Korea!

Cycling in Korea, Warning: always wear a helmet! (I gave mine to my friend)

Cycling in Korea, Warning: always wear a helmet! (I gave mine to my friend)

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