Crossing Tibet by Bike: A 2000 mile / 3333 km journey

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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:

http://www.kreisels.com/tibet98

John Seybold 



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 in Tibet and Nepal go to:

http://www.kreisels.com/liyang

Liyang Zhou 

 

Marcel de Munck

Marcel was born in the Netherlands. After several cycling trips through Europe, this was his first cycling experiance in Asia. Marcel graduated with a degree in engineering and industrial automation and afterward went looking for some adventure in Tibet.

He met John and Ray in the famous Tashi restaurant in Lhasa, where he join the team up to Kathmandu. Afterwards, this trip became the basis for a lot of more travel in Asia and South America, where he specially felt “at home” in the Himalaya’s.

 

 

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 since 1992. Ray has cycled more than 8000 miles (13,300 km) in the Himalaya on four different trips. He now makes his home in the Eastern Himalayan town of Darjeeling, India.

For more on Ray's travels in the Himalaya go to:

http://www.kreisels.com/ray

Ray Kreisel 


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