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Roasting in the heat

We could really do with a little less heat here.  It’s supposed to get to 90 degrees this afternoon: Now (3:39PM MST) from Wunderground.com Scattered Clouds Temperature 88 °F Feels Like 84 °F For the ...

First big tow

Four Hours. That was my longest tow to date and it felt longer than that. I had to make up for the 65 minutes I missed the previous day and I’m on the hook for 153 minutes at least every other day on ...

Fueling the machine

I’m working hard to ensure that my body is physically ready to tackle the challenges of Antarctica. This morning’s workout was: 70 minutes of riding the hills out of the canyon toward Jackson 22 ...

Newest private donors

A huge thank you to the latest private donors toward the success of this expedition. Wendy D. of Tokyo, Japan Peter and Emily L., Encinitas, CA Without you, it would not be possible to achieve the number one ...

Pressure

ALE informed me of an interesting tidbit. Apparently one of the weird things about Antarctica is the barometric pressure is quite low. This causes altimeters relying on barometric pressure to work poorly. ...

Equipment need/wish list update

My equipment wish list has been updated: Updated support and gear list needs page Thanks!! ...

View from the top

The view from the top is well worth the hike. You can take the ski lift up but what fun is that? ...

Video post problem

Having trouble posting video to my blog from my phone. Irritating. will have to email it and then post on the computer. Off for a run anyway. ...

Climb the King goal

Even with the top of my right knee feeling weak, I was still able to power up Snow King in 41:22. I am within spitting distance of my goal of making it in under 40 minutes. One thing that slowed me down is ...

Getting to the pole via a swimming pool

The first humans arrived at the South Pole 100 years ago.  It was essentially a race between several of the world’s best explorers of their age: Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton.  One made it and, ...

Tyre training modification

After half-wasting another chain into metal dust, I carved a hole in the old tire with a 1/2″ drill bit. After a couple of cuts, I was able to punch through a link to the outside of the tire. Now I can ...

Training session – tire dragging

Dragging tire around neighborhood: 35 minutes Getting that tire uphill is a beast.  I need to measure how much pulling force needed to move the tire so I can get on target as quickly as possible. Tore through ...