Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jan 16 -- The Final Degree!

South 89 degrees 09.687 West 082 degrees 49.224 14.6 nautical miles Elevation 9,036 ft

Nine degrees, nine minutes down, 51 minutes to go.

The heavy clouds, low visibility, light snow fall and soft snow conditions continue. Tomorrow's weather forecast is for more of the same. I just have to face the fact that this is probably what I will get the rest of the way.

I have started shouting out the remaining miles as I finish each mile. I don't know why, but it makes me feel good.

Thanks for following me as I bike to the South Pole. Remember to get out and be active!


  1. See you soon! Keep up the good work.

  2. Tell us the remaining miles!

    1. 60-9.687=50.313 nautical miles remaining
      50.313X1.151=57.91 statute miles remaining

    2. Each degree is 60 nautical miles. Each minute is one nautical mile. One Nautical mile it 1.15 Statute miles. A statute mile is the US mile measurement of 5280 feet. Dan is using the Nautical mile as it is easy for him to measure.

  3. Shout the miles! I will shout them with you. You will get there, without a doubt. Stupid clouds or soft snow will not stop you and your bike!

  4. Great job..... it has been interesting to follow your progress!! Finish strong!!