Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    616
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New Tour: to the South Pole

    If they build the road, I won't be far behind!

    Well, I might not be far behind.... Anyway...

    The road:

    http://www.asoc.org/Information/IceRoad.htm

    Sir Edmund speaks (as if going by snowmobile didn't outrage the old dogsledders??):

    http://cooltech.iafrica.com/science/393890.htm

    This guy was going to *try* to beat me to the Pole, but he didn't make it:

    http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,57212,00.html

    http://www.iceaxe.tv/BEgallery/begallery.html

  2. #2
    pierced member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    Shogun Cromoly 500
    Posts
    182
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have fantasized about riding to the South Pole with an icebike for a long time. Roads? So boring. The problems with cycling to the Pole could be that the cold could freeze normal components, such as a bottom bracket. Extreme cold could conceivably freeze axle grease solid, make chains extremely brittle, and shatter rubber. Even during the Summer, temperatures can fluctuate wildly, relatively balmy during the day and deadly at night.
    Go big.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •