Utah man close to reaching South Pole on his bicycle

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  • dan76 san antonio, TX
    Jan. 8, 2014 9:48 a.m.

    Kudos to Dan for setting a goal and following through.

    Hope he brings back the bike.

  • svoid Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 7, 2014 5:58 p.m.

    @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.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Jan. 7, 2014 5:40 p.m.

    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.

  • higv Dietrich, ID
    Jan. 7, 2014 5:29 p.m.

    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.

  • CDL Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 7, 2014 4:42 p.m.

    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? Just saying...

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Jan. 7, 2014 4:11 p.m.

    Wow! What an experience and trial. Hope you make it Mr Burton. Good luck and God bless.