The bearded Hun below is Markus Stoeckl, a a mere captain in the Kaiser’s army who decided to invade South America by himself on a mountain bike.
His mission ultimately failed, but in the process Stoeckl broke the world biking speed record. On snow. In the Chilean Alps.
Pax Arcana wonders why Stoeckle, or “Hercules” as some in the daredevil community call him, has to push his own bike to the top. Also, there’s this, from Wired:
Because of the extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second duration so his helmet didn’t fog up.