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cplager 11-08-13 08:53 AM

What you do isn't winter cycling. THIS is winter cycling.
 
And completely nuts. Enjoy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24728869

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image...engt_rotmo.jpg

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image...engt_rotmo.jpg

prooftheory 11-08-13 09:15 AM

Except that he is doing it during the antarctic summer.

digibud 11-08-13 07:43 PM

see you a pic and raise you a pic
 
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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

cplager 11-09-13 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by digibud (Post 16231620)
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. :D

PatrickGSR94 11-12-13 08:40 AM

OP's link doesn't work.

prooftheory 11-12-13 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 (Post 16239775)
OP's link doesn't work.

fixed:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24728869

squegeeboo 11-12-13 09:36 AM

He's only biking there, getting a ride back. Talk about half-***ing it.

noglider 11-13-13 09:36 PM

God save him!

AlaskaStinson 11-26-13 10:56 PM

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

Sixty Fiver 11-26-13 11:19 PM

I like to call that "Tuesday".

ThermionicScott 11-27-13 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by AlaskaStinson (Post 16281802)
He must not have been sponsered by Surly. His 'specalized' bike looks a lot like a stock Surly Moonlander.

Who used the word "specialized"?

vol 11-27-13 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by cplager (Post 16229619)

Nice! Could he give some penguins a joy ride, please? :lol:

2manybikes 11-27-13 03:04 PM

I passed that guy the other day. :)

AlaskaStinson 11-27-13 06:41 PM

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.

prooftheory 12-11-13 11:19 AM

One of the guys attempting this is keeping a blog:
http://epicsouthpole.blogspot.com/

SmallFront 12-11-13 11:22 AM

It says "Surly" right on the downtube.

WPeabody 12-11-13 11:29 AM

This.

http://road.cc/content/news/100446-p...antarctic-epic

noglider 12-11-13 11:30 AM

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.

cplager 12-11-13 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by WPeabody (Post 16321153)


I like the recumbent trike more as a polar cycle myself. :D

noglider 12-11-13 01:08 PM

Is that a triple entendre? Quadruple?

Sixty Fiver 12-11-13 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by cplager (Post 16321386)
I like the recumbent trike more as a polar cycle myself. :D

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.

prooftheory 01-15-14 09:46 AM

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.

cplager 01-15-14 10:13 AM

[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?
[/QUOTE]

This is easy.

The British woman who finished weeks ago even though she started after they did. :D

prooftheory 01-15-14 11:11 AM

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.

cplager 01-15-14 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by prooftheory (Post 16413067)
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. :D


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