Monday, January 11, 2010

Cycle Earth - Updates with Ahmed on Tour D'Afrique

Ahmed El Heity January 12 at 2:23am
Does the idea of competing on the Tour d’Afrique with bicycle racing enthusiasts of all ages and capabilities turn your crank? If yes, jump on your saddle and join the select group of riders from around the world who can say they have raced from Cairo to Cape Town!

The Tour d'Afrique is a 94-stage race broken up into 8 sections. It includes 22 rest days, 2 untimed stages, and 2 days of travel across Lake Nasser for a total of 120 days. The overall winner is the cyclist who achieves the lowest accumulated time.

سباق تور دي افريق أو طواف افريقيا

من اهم سباقات الدراجات التي تستضيفها جمهورية مصر العربية ، ويبدأ السباق من القاهرة الي كيب تاون بجنوب افريقيا ويقطع المتسابقون المسافة في حوالى 120 يوم

السباق سينطلق يوم السبت 16 يناير 2010 من الاهرامات الساعة الثامنة صباحا ولكن التجمع سيكون على الساعة السابعة وستقام احتفالية صغيرة قبل بدء السباق

سيكون اليوم الاول من الاهرامات وسيقومون بالتخييم قبل العين السخنة لمن يحب ان يشارك معهم في اليوم الاول

اما بالنسبة لفرق الهواة فسوف نتوجه يوم السبت الى الاهرامات للترحيب بهم و لحضور الاحتفالية في الصباح الساعة السابعة و السير مع السباق لمسافة حوالى 10 كيلومترات

على القادمين من الاسكندرية التنسيق مع احمد الحيطي من يوم الجمعة

Benny Zenga's Trailer (Video) "Where Are You Go - Bicycle Expeditions: Tour D'Afrique"

Brian 브라이인 Perich January 12 at 6:55am
Hey Ahmed!
I really like the idea of this tour and the coverage it's receiving in
independent films and features...I think the route is good, but the cost isn't...

The Tour D'Afrique offers a great deal of support with bus caravans carrying gear and riders that are unable to continue, along with medical personnel to support tour health safety. Go down on this page and you'll notice the prices those tour organizers are demanding for the bus support and security...

Full Tour: Cairo to Cape Town Distance: 11884km Dates: Jan. 16 and May. 15 Price: €8,200

You can definitely ride from Cairo to Capetown without this tour organizer, but plan ahead, and definitely do it yourself ^_^ All the information is available through the internet. Google: touring from cairo to capetown. I know a few people who have, and a great example of a charity-based ride is Dan Harrison's "Better Life Cycle, London to Capetown, or Dan Martin, Extreme Adventurer that rode from Korea to Capetown, and whom is preparing for the first Global Triathlon. It definitely can be done! ^_^


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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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