Saturday, December 22, 2012

Inspiration is living, breathing, walking, running, riding out there. Enjoy your next adventure. Explore!


Immerse yourself in culture in new terrain, topography and endurance and try something brand new. I left Canada in 1996. These photos are a sample of bicycle expedition touring in western China in 2011. More adventures are opportunities not to be missed. So Explore!


 "Inspiration and genius--one and the same."
Victor Hugo

 "Every artist was first an amateur."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself."
W. C. Doane

"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great."
Orison Swett Marden

 IDEAS and ETE - Foundations I support through Adventure Cycling

 "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Wayne Gretzky

"First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do."
Epictetus

"Men do less than they ought,
unless they do all they can."
Thomas Carlyle

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit"
Aristotle

 "If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes."
St. Clement of Alexandra



I enjoy solo cycling most of the years in South Korea, then when I launch expeditions, I give myself enough time to enjoy cycling with new friends, take on new adventures, acquire new languages, while immersed in culture. Traveling through new terrain, topography using endurance. When I am home now in Korea, I actually enjoy long walks...quiet, simple, no equipment except shoes and warm clothes. I never cycle for 10 weeks before these expeditions, another fact, I walked many kilometers. 
Explore and experience the world in front of you. 

Exploring takes some planning, budgeting, deadlines, then it's your postcard to a whole new adventure. (: 


My blog is a source of my own and many others adventures through links, enjoy! 


Happy 2013...Year of Adventure (or walks, relaxing, hard working, family, friendship, challenge, and of course, what is needed most to accomplish it - Inspiration.)   ---  If you enjoy the blog, please feel free to use the PayPal link [right navigation], make a contribution, send email if you need some free advice.

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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!

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