Leo Artalejo

Leo was born in Vienna, Austria and grew up in El Paso, Texas. After an 8 year stint at Bill's Bit Factory in Seattle, he has moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he now lives with his newly married wife, Alethea. Being the only team member on the Everest trek to bring a down jacket he quickly became a rather popular person. To find out more about Leo's travels in Nepal go to:



John Seybold

A Canadian by birth, John was educated in the USA and the UK. He was one of the first westerners to cycle through the Indian Himalaya, traveling from Srinagar to Leh to Manali. He now lives in Palo Alto, California with his lovely wife Jeannie. He has attributed his 1998 2000 mile Western Tibet trip to "poor impulse control". Of course the trip was originally his idea. To find out more about John's travels in Tibet go to:




Liyang Zhou

Born in China, Liyang is always happy to make a trip back to the "mother land" even if it means living on instant noodles and putting up with the "boys" (John and Ray). Most often when in Tibet she is mistaken for a government assigned translator, because after all what respectable Chinese woman would be cycling in the middle of Tibet with two white guys. She now resides in Silicon Valley, California where between Himalayan travels she writes computer software. To find out more about Liyang's travels around the world go to:




Ray Kreisel

Ray was born in the USA. At a early age he found a passion for both bicycling and travel. After traveling in North America, Central America and South America he found his way to Asia.

He has traveled and lived throughout the Himalaya for the last 10 years. He now makes his home in the Eastern Himalayan town of Darjeeling, India.

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