Friday, September 4, 2009

WT: Letters with Kai Unu - Cycling Activist in Bogota, Colombia

Kai Unu [writes] 2009-09-05
Hola,Un saludo para todas y todos ,quienes compartimos el placer pòr pedalear,esta vez les quiero compartir un blog ,para quienes lo quieran visitar,es del amigo Brian perich,quien se encuentra,pedaleando en estos momentos por Asia,pero emprendera un largo recorrido de 25.000 kilometros ,por America;empesando en la la parte norte de Norte America,pasara a Centro America,y espera culminar,aca en el Sur de America,el blog es,trae informacion de sus recorridos en diferentes partes del planeta. Tambien contarles ,de la opcion en Bogota,de alquiler de bicis y recorridos guiados,en el BiciCafe,ubicado en el Bariio la Candelaria,entonses ,ahy es para pedalear,compartir,leer y comer bien rico ,hay les dejo esta informacion,asi mismo quienes quieran que comentemos lo relacionado con bicis lo pueden hacer en el muro o dirijirse a los contactos cordinadores del grupo, ya saben en los 5 Continentes estamos amantes del pedal,unamonos,y compartamos, Yo les deseo buena energia y felices pedalazos,desconectandome del facebook, pero seguire en este correo;

Kai Unu [writes] 2009-09-05 Google translation:
Hello, A salute to all men and women who share the pleasure of cycling, this time I want to share a blog, for those who want to visit, is friend Brian Perich, who is pedaling through Asia right now, but will undertake a 25,000 kilometers long haul, for the Americas; starting in the northern part of North America, coming to Central America, and hopes to complete, here in South America. The blog is brings information from his travels in different parts of the planet.

Also tell him of the options in Bogota, bike rentals and guided tours in BiciCafe, located in the Candelaria Bariio, entonses, ahy is to pedal, share, read and eat well rich. I must leave this information and we can discuss the same people who want to travel with bikes, can write on the wall or go to the contact group coordinators,
you know in the 5 continents are lovers of the pedal, let us unite, and share,

I wish them good energy and happy Pedalazo, disconnected from facebook, but will continue in this post;

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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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