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Beyond the Great Divide

<div><p>Aaron Lisco will &nbsp;ride his bike around the world and act along his journey as a Wheels 4 Life Ambassador. Read more below and follow his travel blog online: http://www.beyondthegreatdivide.org/&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>On June 10th 2010 I will be taking on the the Blue Planet. I hope you will follow along as I ride my&nbsp;<a href="http://www.beyondthegreatdivide.org/Yamatohonupono.php" target="_blank">Fully Loaded Expedition Bicycle</a>&nbsp; on what friends have said is &quot;the longest way around the world&quot;. My&nbsp;<a href="http://www.beyondthegreatdivide.org/Route_Map.php" target="_blank">route&nbsp;</a>is designed to take me through 60 + countries on 5 continents North/South America, Africa, Europe and Asia&nbsp;( Russia, China, Tibet, Nepal, India, south Asia)&nbsp;with a possibility of&nbsp;Japan, Australia,&nbsp;and&nbsp;New Zealand after I finish in Singapore. The trip of my life spanning 5 years.&nbsp;</p><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><strong>Trip Summary:<br /><br /></strong><p><strong>The&nbsp;</strong><strong>Americas-</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>I will pedal the length of the&nbsp;Americas&nbsp;from &ldquo;Tip to Tail&rdquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;My trip starts in&nbsp;Prudhoe Bay,&nbsp;Alaska in June of 2010.&nbsp;After AK,&nbsp;I head into&nbsp;Canada, through the&nbsp;Yukon, down to&nbsp;Banff.&nbsp;&nbsp;Here, I pick up The Great Divide Mtn Bike Route,&nbsp;(depending on my arrival time, I might head west and down through central Washington, Oregon&nbsp; and Nevada)&nbsp;which will take me through The United States and into&nbsp;Mexico.&nbsp;&nbsp;I continue through&nbsp;Guatemala,&nbsp;Honduras,&nbsp;Nicaragua,&nbsp;Costa Rica,Panama,&nbsp;Colombia,&nbsp;Ecuador,&nbsp;Peru,&nbsp;Bolivia,&nbsp;Chile,&nbsp;Argentina, and&nbsp;Paraguay.&nbsp;&nbsp;My &ldquo;Tip to Tail&rdquo; ride of the&nbsp;Americas&nbsp;section will be completed in&nbsp;Ushuaia,&nbsp;Argentina.&nbsp;Next, bike to&nbsp;Buenos Aires&nbsp;, Sao Paulo Brazil on to Rio, catch a freighter or plane toCape Town,&nbsp;South Africa.<strong></strong></p><p><strong>South Africa-&nbsp;</strong>Once in&nbsp;South Africa, I will head along the deserts (by road) ofNamibia, east through&nbsp;Botswana&nbsp;and&nbsp;Zambia, then turn north through&nbsp;Tanzania,Kenya,&nbsp;Rwanda,&nbsp;Uganda,&nbsp;Ethiopia,&nbsp;Sudan, and&nbsp;Egypt.&nbsp; In Port Said, Egypt I will take a ferry to Turkey, or if all looks less hectic in the middle east I will bike through Israel then and over to Turkey from there.</p><p><strong>After&nbsp;</strong><strong>Africa-</strong>&nbsp;From&nbsp;Egypt, I ferry over to&nbsp;Turkey, and then continue onward through&nbsp;Bulgaria,&nbsp;Romania,&nbsp;Hungary, Austria,&nbsp;&nbsp;Poland, Germany,&nbsp;Belarus&nbsp;then intoRussia.&nbsp;&nbsp;Here I will follow the&nbsp;Trans Siberian Highway&nbsp;to Kazakhstan back to Russia then into Mongolia&nbsp;traverse the&nbsp;Gobi&nbsp;desert&nbsp;to Ulaanbaatar across the steppe into china<strong><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp;q=&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;split=0&amp;gl=us&amp;ei=fcCpSv-1G5KcswP8oYyLBQ&amp;geocode=FeI42wIdxD9fBg" target="_blank"></a></strong>&nbsp;and enter&nbsp;Beijing.&nbsp; From&nbsp;Beijing, my&nbsp; travels will take me into central&nbsp;China, Singapore, Hong Kong North Vietnam back to China to&nbsp;Tibet, through&nbsp;Nepal, toIndia, down to&nbsp;Bombay, and back up through&nbsp;Bangladesh,&nbsp;Burma,&nbsp;Thailand,&nbsp;Laos, and&nbsp;Vietnam, before going back into&nbsp;Thailand&nbsp;to head down to&nbsp;Singapore&hellip; (At this point my world travel route will be complete, but who knows what the future will hold for me?)</p><p><strong>Alternative Plans-&nbsp;</strong>World events and political unrest could change my plans in mid ride.&nbsp;&nbsp;If affairs look bad in specific parts of the world, I will travel the route in a direction that best suits the safety need, For example, I could&nbsp;start in&nbsp;Singapore&nbsp;and make my way up and over the Asiatic areas, into&nbsp;Africa, then over to&nbsp;South America, up through&nbsp;Central America, and finish in&nbsp;Prudhoe Bay.&nbsp;&nbsp;I'm&nbsp; not afraid to travel in countries that are less than desirable.&nbsp;&nbsp;It is just a simple fact of life that as things get bad and the struggle to survive becomes more desperate, even regular people will turn to extremes to survive.&nbsp;&nbsp;I can&rsquo;t blame them.&nbsp;&nbsp;America&nbsp;is partially responsible for the fact that many parts of the world are in a less than desirable state.&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;This is this because that is that.&rdquo; &ndash;Thich Nhat Hahn</em>&nbsp; I&nbsp;feel it is prudent to exercise caution if the economic situation does not improve.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><br /><p>Feel free to explore the pages.&nbsp;&nbsp;And, please be sure to sign the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.beyondthegreatdivide.org/Guestbook.php" target="_blank">Guest Book!</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;Let me know who you are and where you&rsquo;re from.&nbsp; I have made this website and I&nbsp; would like your input , if I can do something to make it better let me know, if it is great let me know as well!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.beyondthegreatdivide.org/Guestbook.php" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.beyondthegreatdivide.org/images/guestbook.jpg" style="border-width: 3px; border-color: #000000; border-style: solid" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />Thanks for taking the time to look at my site!!<br /><br />Aaron Lisco<br /><img alt="Training ride Maui, HI…NO! its not all tropical and Beautiful!!" src="http://www.beyondthegreatdivide.org/images/aaron1.jpg" title="Training ride Maui, HI…NO! its not all tropical and Beautiful!!" width="246" height="185" style="border-width: 3px; border-color: #ffff00; border-style: solid" /><br /><br /><br />Got Questions?? Email me @<a href="mailto:alohalisco@hotmail.com" target="_blank">&nbsp;alohalisco@hotmail.com</a><br /><br /><br /><strong><em></em></strong></div><div><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;If this sounds like an activity you can get behind, you can help me live my dream and give away bicycles in 3rd world countries through my partnership with<em>&nbsp;Wheels 4 Life</em>&nbsp;as I travel the globe, any amount helps. Please if you can give, give what you can.&nbsp;<br />Thanks; Aaron<br /></div>