Saturday, January 21, 2012

Every great adventure begins...with a single step. Adventure cycling in western China, Korean-World Presents...

 Every great adventure begins...with a single step. Face your fears to live your Dreams. I'm glad I did. 
Next adventure...^^

 Riding across deserts for the first time in my life was exciting, I have driven earlier on motorcycles across the Mojave Desert, USA and drove tour vans across Death Valley, USA. But on a bicycle, it is extra special when you arrive, are welcomed, and survived the journey. Here I am entering Korla, Xinjiang after leaving Urumqi miles behind, the glow is the sand blowing in the desert surrounding this human island oasis city. Amazing stuff. (: is a great social media in China, I am sharing over there with my friends who cannot see Facebook, another style of photos are composites that are generated with collection photos. Cool! If you use, I am over there as Cycleagain. This is also my Twitter name as well. Peace from cold, rainy, and inside warm, South Korea.

Reflections of the Himalayas and cultures that exist beyond borders (above). Jolong, Sichuan, China - HimalayasX2011 expedition.

 Traveling north of the Taklamakan Desert, there are many Uyghur villages with irrigation systems above and below ground (aquifers), sustaining life in areas otherwise, uninhabitable. Great for cycling.

Nothing like a few cardboard boxes to bed down for an afternoon expedition nap, loved every moment right here, HimalayasX2011 expedition, in blog here

I made it to China. it's the first step into my bicycle touring dreams.

Memories which remind me that there is life outside, while we journey, and see more of the world beyond borders, it's amazing!

Cycling through Mianning County, it was great, tough, and memories (:

I met some new friends south of Urumqi, and visited their families in Korla, an oasis in the deserts of Xinjiang, Uyghur Autonomous Region of Western China. I arrive and meet some grandparents.

 Sha Fei, a cool guy who hosted me for the weekend in Korla.
Location: South of the Tian Shan Mountains , North of the Taklamakan Desert, HimalayasX2011 expedition supported 
IDEAS, Intestinal Disease Education & Awareness Society, Canada

In partnership with ETE, Education Through Expeditions, UK 

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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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