Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cycling in South Korea, One - Arctic to Argentina A2A, TBS 101.3 eFM Seoul, Korea

Cycling is absolutely all about you, the roads, the distances, the new experiences
I've enjoyed cycling for over 20 years, try it today!

The Arctic 2 Argentina Project is a planned solo-expedition across Alaska through the Yukon and Northwest Territories and returning to Vancouver, British Columbia (stage 1). 

Ride the Divide, Continental Divide between Banff, Alberta, Canada and Antelope Wells, New Mexico, USA (stage 2).

Ride through Mexico and Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama) (stage 3).

Ride through South America (Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina) (stage 4).

I plan to begin pedaling from the Canadian Arctic in North America to the southernmost tip of Argentina in South America. It will be the longest multi-staged cycling adventure of my life. Perhaps, this is a stage in life to grow from...it will definitely put me in touch with IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) community through a mission to help find a cure, since there are treatments but no cure available for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis affecting life life across the globe. 

The charity foundation I support is called IDEAS. 
-Check it out, learn more today!

Life is too short, this is my dream to ride challenging expeditions, I hope to share it with you too. If your interested in joining segments of the 32,000km expedition, or wish to help in fund-raising efforts, web design, or promotions in local areas, please feel free to contact me anytime. Global riders welcome on a cycling marathon that won't end till we travel from tip of North America to the lands end in South America, an entire expedition of the Americas. 

In partnership with 
an innovative non-profit foundation that links explorers with classrooms in the United Kingdom. Global expeditions are carried out by explorers linking their experiences to youth, to educate, inspire and raise awareness of the learning potential harnessed in Adventure Travel. 

Check it out today, learn more about it!

It's called - "ONE, Arctic to Argentina A2A" - Come join the adventure!!!

Contact us for more information: bpexpedition@gmail.com And visit the official website for the One - Arctic2Argentina A2A & Asia Expeditions 

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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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