Except that he is doing it during the antarctic summer.
don't think so?
1) can you see Russia? (it was a little bumpy for the last 260 miles)
2) looking good on the trail
OP's link doesn't work.
He's only biking there, getting a ride back. Talk about half-***ing it.
God save him!
He must not have been sponsered by Surly. His 'specalized' bike looks a lot like a stock Surly Moonlander.
I like to call that "Tuesday".
I passed that guy the other day. :)
I read a few articles about the guy. He always mentions that he is riding a specalized bike, (using specalized as an adjective, not a proper noun). Looking at the pictures it's a Surly, but he never mentions it by name.
One of the guys attempting this is keeping a blog:
It says "Surly" right on the downtube.
That blog is just what I want to read. Thank you.
Geostationary satellites can't hover over the poles. Satellites have to pass over the poles. I don't know if there are enough satellites passing by to keep the south pole covered all the time. If not, they have to wait for one to pass by to get the internet. I suppose it's the same with GPS.
Is that a triple entendre? Quadruple?
The Spaniard has apparently had to resort to skiing the last few miles to the pole. He has run out of food and is basically living on the trailmix he has left. The American is about a day behind him but is still just using his bike. He has plenty of food but this is largely a function of the fact that he got several resupplies whereas the Spanish guy was trying to go in one shot. Supposing the Spanish guy gets there first but the American rides his bike the whole way, who should get credit for being the first person to get to the south pole on bike? I can't tell if the Spanish guy is dragging his bike in a sled or just abandoned it.
[QUOTE=prooftheory;16412798 Supposing the Spanish guy gets there first but the American rides his bike the whole way, who should get credit for being the first person to get to the south pole on bike?
This is easy.
The British woman who finished weeks ago even though she started after they did. :D
only if you count a bent as a bike. ;) Regardless it is remarkable that she was getting in 50 miles a day whereas the guys are getting only about 15. The recumbent clearly was the way to go but I also have to wonder about their selection of routes.
When you compare her to the others, including the 19-year-old who just broke the record for skiing it, she was just hauling. She was closer in speed to the newly set motorized record.
As far as route, she realized that by choosing the right vehicle for the terrain, she could open up a lot of options for path. It seems wrong to penalize her for being smarter than both of the boys. :D