Where is Lance?

Follow Al on his cross country bike tour!

If you want to see the itinerary, click here.

To learn more about the tour, click here.

A Long Day and Night of Travel. I leave today.

2018-12-31

Another reason not everyone is clamoring to join me in this adventure.

Leave Detroit 3:25pm arrive Dallas 5:16pm
Leave Dallas 8:15pm arrive Santiago, Chile 8:34am
Leave Santiago 11:27am arrive Punta Arenas, Chile 2:49pm
The flight to Antartica is another 6.5 hours but if weather allows it is on 1/3/19

Two amazing adventurers just became the first people ever to travel across Antartica alone, unsupported. Obviously, they were not together. I have reason to believe I might be on the plane returning them from Antartica.

Their blogs are astounding I recommend them highly.

https://shackletonlondon.com/blogs/lou-s-journal
https://www.colinobrady.com/theimpossiblefirst/ Then look at instagram posts


An example from O'Brady:
colinobradyDay 47: THIS TOO SHALL PASS. After having my best day of the expedition yesterday, I nearly had my worst day today. I went to battle hard with my personal demons today. My anxiety started building last night after listening to a huge wind storm grow outside. The rattling of my tent kept me up and I began to get more and more nervous knowing I had to go out in it. I did my usual morning routine and then stepped into the madness. As expected, it was brutal. Blowing snow, sub zero temps and zero visibility. I packed off and headed out into the whiteout. I just entered a part of the route known as “Sastrugui National Park” aptly named for having the biggest sastrugui on the route. Pretty much the worse place to find yourself not being able to see where you are going. Due to the massive sastrugi, it’s also the one stretch where no plane can land so you are in dire straights if an emergency occurs. That really started playing on my mind after I fell hard 5 times in the first hour. What if I broke a bone or a ski? Maybe I should stop? I bargained with myself and finally decided I had to set my tent back up, less than two hours into the day. I told myself in my tent if I wanted to keep going that I could put on my long skins for better grip on the uneven surface and then continue. But I knew the effort it would take to put up the tent in a storm, it’s unlikely I was going any further. I fought to get the tent up, got inside with my skis, skins and stove, and put on my long skins. It was now decision time. Go back out? The voice in my head told me to stop, wait out the storm, rest. But the other voice told me I needed to keep moving forward or I’ll run out of food. My mind was ripping me apart. I closed my eyes and decided to meditate for a couple minutes repeating my favorite mantra: “This too shall pass.” One way or another I’d find my way out of this. Calmed and with renewed resolve I got back outside, fought to get my tent down and packed and continued onward. The storm outside never got any better, in fact it got progressively worse. However I managed to calm the storm in my mind and knock out 21.5 miles today. A great day all things considered.




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I meant "risk"
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That would be so great if you actually met the two solo traversers. But t comes with the rest that they might convince you to try it next!!
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