Friday, January 17, 2014

Jan 17 -- I'm Going To Quit ;) -- After I've Finished

South 89 degrees 19.466 West 074 degrees 13.644 13 nautical miles Elevation 9,080 ft

Only 46.4 miles to the South Pole, and then I'm going to quit. I am so tired and ready to finish this. Still, at this point, 46.4 miles feels like a long way to go, but I can do it. Today was sunny with low winds. The snow is getting harder, so I'm hoping tomorrow will be sunny with low winds again--I'm hoping, but will deal with whatever tomorrow brings. There's still another good climb between here and the pole.

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

12 comments:

  1. In 10 years you'll look back on this and remember how you finished those last 46.4 miles and how cool it was. You'll forget the pain. Keep driving on Dan.

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  2. 47 miles in the Uinta Mtns in the winter time with some elevation gain.

    Do it up Dan, if you feel you can do so safely !

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  3. Dan, been following the three of you intrepid explorers since the beginning. You should feel extremely proud along with the tiredness, pain and suffering. You done good.

    Ride Long and Prosper........even in the cold!

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  4. I read the title of your post and my heart skipped.... then I realized it was just the Dan I've always known, the one that never gives up. It's been great to read your blog. I'm cheering for you to finish strong. Our prayers are with you! -Carolyn

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  5. I was silently hoping you'd make it to the South Pole, Dan, and then come home. Wasn't the point just being able to bike there (on two wheels), something others have tried and never quite got all the way there? Honestly, when I'd read you had planned on making this a round-trip of 1,500 miles I wasn't grasping why. As far as I'm concerned once you make it to the South Pole, by fat-bike, you're already going to be a winner! You can do this, you wanted to do this and you can, and BE PROUD, we're all rooting for you to make the Pole. You're a winner regardless but we all know hi how much better you'll feel having made it there and seeing that gleaming South Pole marker that's waiting to say you've made it! Once you've gotten there, you've won, and you'll have that on the record for eternity. Take plenty of pictures of you and your Borealis fat+ bike & gear, standing next to the South Pole markers,or get someone there to take them for you. Gather all your stuff together and come home, Brother, you're still a winner! You're awesome, make it to the Pole and get your stinky self on the quickest flight home.

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  6. Its only high altitude pain, nothing more. The oxygen and especailly nitrogen pressure to your lungs is low, that`s why your feel is bad. Its only psychological stuff. Drink more water and think it is soon over and then
    YOU ARE THE FIRST MAN IN THE WORLD WHO BICYCLED FROM COAST TO POLE!

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  7. Thanks all! At this point I wanted it to be over so badly.

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  8. I was trolling a bit with the subject line. Just trying to have a bit of humor.

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