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    What you do isn't winter cycling. THIS is winter cycling.

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    Except that he is doing it during the antarctic summer.

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    see you a pic and raise you a pic

    don't think so?

    1) can you see Russia? (it was a little bumpy for the last 260 miles)

    2) looking good on the trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by digibud View Post
    don't think so?

    1) can you see Russia? (it was a little bumpy for the last 260 miles)

    2) looking good on the trail
    Ha! Nicely done.
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    OP's link doesn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    OP's link doesn't work.
    fixed:
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    He's only biking there, getting a ride back. Talk about half-***ing it.
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    God save him!
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    He must not have been sponsered by Surly. His 'specalized' bike looks a lot like a stock Surly Moonlander.

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    I like to call that "Tuesday".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaStinson View Post
    He must not have been sponsered by Surly. His 'specalized' bike looks a lot like a stock Surly Moonlander.
    Who used the word "specialized"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    Nice! Could he give some penguins a joy ride, please?

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    I passed that guy the other day.
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    I read a few articles about the guy. He always mentions that he is riding a specalized bike, (using specalized as an adjective, not a proper noun). Looking at the pictures it's a Surly, but he never mentions it by name.

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    One of the guys attempting this is keeping a blog:
    http://epicsouthpole.blogspot.com/
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    It says "Surly" right on the downtube.

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    What do you call a cyclist who sells potpourri on the road? A pedaling petal-peddler.

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    That blog is just what I want to read. Thank you.

    Geostationary satellites can't hover over the poles. Satellites have to pass over the poles. I don't know if there are enough satellites passing by to keep the south pole covered all the time. If not, they have to wait for one to pass by to get the internet. I suppose it's the same with GPS.
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    The Recumbent Quant cplager's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPeabody View Post

    I like the recumbent trike more as a polar cycle myself.
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    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
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    Is that a triple entendre? Quadruple?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    I like the recumbent trike more as a polar cycle myself.
    I will be delivering my Pugsley to it's new owner today... will be taking delivery of a recumbent trike in the spring and we'll be fattening that up, and have plans to build up another fat bike.

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    The Spaniard has apparently had to resort to skiing the last few miles to the pole. He has run out of food and is basically living on the trailmix he has left. The American is about a day behind him but is still just using his bike. He has plenty of food but this is largely a function of the fact that he got several resupplies whereas the Spanish guy was trying to go in one shot. Supposing the Spanish guy gets there first but the American rides his bike the whole way, who should get credit for being the first person to get to the south pole on bike? I can't tell if the Spanish guy is dragging his bike in a sled or just abandoned it.

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    [QUOTE=prooftheory;16412798 Supposing the Spanish guy gets there first but the American rides his bike the whole way, who should get credit for being the first person to get to the south pole on bike?
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    This is easy.

    The British woman who finished weeks ago even though she started after they did.
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    only if you count a bent as a bike. Regardless it is remarkable that she was getting in 50 miles a day whereas the guys are getting only about 15. The recumbent clearly was the way to go but I also have to wonder about their selection of routes.

    When you compare her to the others, including the 19-year-old who just broke the record for skiing it, she was just hauling. She was closer in speed to the newly set motorized record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    only if you count a bent as a bike. Regardless it is remarkable that she was getting in 50 miles a day whereas the guys are getting only about 15. The recumbent clearly was the way to go but I also have to wonder about their selection of routes.
    I think even the 41'ers would count a 'bent as a bike before skis. The only complaint I'd even entertain is that she's got three wheels and therefore isn't a bicycle, but even that's kinda thin...

    As far as route, she realized that by choosing the right vehicle for the terrain, she could open up a lot of options for path. It seems wrong to penalize her for being smarter than both of the boys.
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