Friday, June 17, 2011

Letter to Li Wei: Himalayas X 2011 Expedition - Raising awareness of IBD & Education Through Expeditions

Dear Li Wei,

This is a brief introduction to my expedition in China, it's the Himalayas X 2011 Expedition. I plan to cycle from Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, China south across the Taklamakan Desert and into the Tibet Autonomous Region from the border with India/China. Across the Tibetan plateau and along the Himalayas and back across Sichuan Province and towards Shanghai, ferry back to South Korea.

I also have a blog: Korean-World which should have translation available in many languages, including complex and simplified Chinese (ping-ying). Let me know if the translation service is working through the website in China?

I need to know the train schedule, departures from QINGDAO to the last stop in Xinjiang Province (URUMQI) and the price in RMB if available?.

If possible, I would like to meet any Qingdao Cycling Clubs, if you can contact the clubs or Bicycle Shops that support them, I should be arriving in Qingdao on Sunday, June 26 (or possibly Saturday, June 25) and would like to meet them. If they have club members interested in cycling on an expedition in Western China this summer, anyone is welcome to join me on the train to URUMQI, XINJIANG. This is a slightly dangerous and risky bicycle expedition due to the conditions where I will be traveling, having a team (2 or more people) would increase the safety and the special meaning of traveling across China for the expedition. The more people, the more exciting and the better way to share this adventure with more people.

I have video recording equipment with me, I will be recording the expedition to prepare a documentary of bicycle travel in China. The preparation for this journey started five years ago in training and two months ago preparing the final equipment list. I can carry a maximum of 36 liters of water, have water purification equipment, cooking equipment (burning any fuel type), solar chaging equipment for all the electronics, camping equipment for extreme conditions, and a GPS for navigation (although printed maps are probably best). I am prepared for a long journey by bicycle.

The purpose of my expedition is twofold. First, to raise awareness and support a non-profit charity called IDEAS (Intestinal Disease Education & Awareness Society, Canada) with their work helping people with incurable diseases of the gastrointestinal system, known collectively as IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Secondly, I am partnering with a non-profit school outreach program in the United Kingdom known as ETE (Education Through Expeditions) which takes the explorer into the classrooms so that students can learn by firsthand reports of what the world (ecological, environmental, physical, geographical, topographical, science and social science) is all about.

English to Chinese translation


这是一个简短的介绍,我在中国远征,它远征喜马拉雅山X 2011。我计划从乌鲁木齐,新疆,中国南周期横跨塔克拉玛干沙漠,进入西藏的印度/中国边境自治区。在整个西藏高原,沿着喜马拉雅山和背部在四川省和对上海,渡轮回韩国。

我也有一个博客: 应该有翻译在许多语言,包括复杂的和简化的中国(平英)获得。让我知道,如果翻译服务是通过网站在中国工作?





Translation complex Chinese:
English to Chinese (Traditional) translation


這是一個簡單的介紹到我的探險隊在中國,它的遠征喜馬拉雅山 X 2011。我計劃週期從烏魯木齊,新疆,中國南方整個塔克拉瑪幹沙漠,進入西藏自治區與印度的邊境 /中國。在整個西藏高原,沿著喜馬拉雅山和背部在四川省和對上海,渡輪回韓國。




我有錄像設備,我,我會記錄遠征準備的紀錄片在中國的自行車旅行。在準備這次旅程五年前開始在訓練和兩個月前準備設備清單。我可以攜帶最多36公升的水,有水淨化設備,烹飪設備(燃燒任何燃料型),太陽能 chaging所有的電子設備,野營裝備的極端條件下,和GPS導航(雖然可能是印刷的地圖最好的)。我準備騎自行車長途旅行。

我遠征的目的是雙重的。首先,要提高認識,支持非營利慈善機構呼籲想法(腸道疾病教育及環保意識協會,加拿大)幫助人們與他們的工作與疑難雜症的腸胃系統,統稱為雞傳染性法氏囊病(炎症性腸道疾病)。其次,我的合作與非營利性學校外展計劃在英國被稱為 ETE(教育通過探險隊),它採用探險家進入課堂,使學生能學到什麼樣的第一手報導世界(生態,環境,物理,地理,地形,科學和社會科學)的體現。

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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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