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Saturday, September 12, 2009
WT: Letters to Jonathon Hill, activist cyclist supporting Live Strong - Cancer Foundation Charity
[ You can follow Jonny's progress as he rides across America supporting the Live Strong - The Lance Armstrong Foundation - in 202 days!!!]
Great to hear this update (mobile too, cool!). I still haven't established a site, but have been featured in newspapers (Korea Times) and interviewed on KBS World Radio (30 minutes) with a video feed online, a few local newspapers with free distribution in Windsor, ON, Canada. The cycling and new foundation that backs me IDEAS - Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society of Canada - is going great. Robert Hill is taking a team up Kilimanjaro now, and finally completing his 7-Summit Series on Everest in the spring (he's a Crohn's disease survivor and founder of this wonderful society).
Reasonably priced bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, $1095USD +plus Tubus racks and Ortlieb panniers , check Ebay.com since your in the States, search for a complete package. Other bikes I can suggest to you...searching for a moment... This ESL teacher had a great idea and wonderful website setup, bought the Surly LHT and fully-equipped it, had the website going, then had a falling out with his co-rider and it completely vanished, he sold the bike (I saw it posted on boards in Korea) for little, and I tried to contact him without reply. Unusual situation, anyways, he provides a valuable list here:
I decided on the decked out (racks and complete Shimano XT) 2009 Koga-Miyata World Traveller, from Eric @Commuter Bikes in Santa Barbara, CA. I asked for a scratch n' dent or charity discount and he provided two options, a scratched 2009 KMWT or 2007 KMWT at discount. If you want something beyond the ordinary, this is the machine without an engine. The 2007 models he still has in stock, so compared with the list above in recklesscognition... it's an expensive item, but built for World Bicycle Touring. For the Continental US, I would check the list and choose the best fit. Cheaper panniers and gear are also available through eBay, you'll need rain covers for all of them though, I haven't sourced anything beyond the bike at this point. I am leaving for Alaska in spring 2012, hopefully, more media and some sponsors will be attainable for the additional gear required.
My blogs: Korean-World and Arctic to Argentina 2012 Expedition
Warm Wishes, Brian in S.K.
About the Korean-World Author
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.
Thanks for visiting my Journal from Asia
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