Originally Posted by markharf
Good thing he happened to be driving around with an oxy-acetylene rig or he'd have had trouble with fabrication....
Apparently he did not have any welder, he had to bolt things together. The only factor that could lead me to think that he was really in a desperate situation to build the bike to save his life is that he took a picture of himself wearing those horrible red loincloth
. You really have to be desperate to do that!
I guess this guy had already forecast such an extreme desert situation during some cold French winters or sleepless nigts. He had mentally devised how it could be possible such a conversion if something went really wrong and, even if in the case it was much easier to walk a few kilometers, he said: "now it's the time to try it, I'll go for it". If it hadn't work, he still had plenty of water and food to go walking anyway (although it took him much longer than he initially thought, according to his report).
In any case, just amazing to conceive it and make it, even if not consequence of a desperate SOS situation (well, desperate enough as to wear those underwear!).
btw, discussed on this thread as well: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...al-story-64937