The Reel Life is staying indoors
13 Jan 2011
According to The Local (an English-language newspaper in Germany), a German cycling enthusiast had to be hospitalized for severe frostbite after he attempted to bike through Siberia in subzero temperatures.
Sven Riedel, a 37-year-old car mechanic, hoped to bike 300 kilometers from the city of Ulan-Ude to Lake Baikal. He was planning on spending a night in a tent but succumbed to temperatures as low as -35 degrees Celsius.
Riedel was rescued by a passing motorist, despite not knowing any Russian. He told the Russian International News Agency he was surprised how harsh the elements were.
"I wanted to see Lake Baikal," Riedel told RIA Novosti. "I didn't think it would be so cold."
The Reel Life assumes Riedel has never seen Rocky IV. Because if you saw the elements Rocky had to deal before his epic fight against Drago, you couldn't pay someone to travel to Siberia, much less bike through it.
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