Kudos to Dan for setting a goal and following through. Hope he
brings back the bike.
@CDL Dan is riding a "fat bike". The tires are much wider to allow for
flotation on top of the snow. It can still be difficult to ride in really soft
snow, but it's entirely different than trying to ride a normal bike in the
snow. Dan isn't carrying all of the supplies that he needs for the whole
trip. He has arranged for a company to drop supply caches so that he can
periodically re-supply. However, he is pulling a sled behind the bike to carry
all the food/supplies that he needs between caches.
Stories like this makes me feel ridiculously small. I certainly don't have
the courage nor the guts to take on a challenge like that and neither do I want
to. Cold freezing temperature and I don't get along, and the thought of
enduring it alone on a bike in the middle of nowhere is just crazy to me. I do
applaud this fella's courage though and pray he'll achieve his goal
without any harm at all.
He has it warmer down there than it is in much of the US granted it is summer
down there. Though a boat got stuck. Adventurers are brave or stupid like that.
Hope he does well. Technically there is no such thing as Summer in Antartica.
It certainly takes guts. But seems unrealistic if alone to carry all that he
needs for survival on a bike. Also, how di you ride a bike in deep ice and snow?
Wow! What an experience and trial. Hope you make it Mr Burton. Good luck and God