To South Pole on a Fat Bike

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Mikhail
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Benzo
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Not just a fat bike… a recumbent trike fat bike.


Mikhail
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there are two fat bikes with male rider going old way. they both far behind. The reason as soon it gets too windy those guys cannot ride.


reddan
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ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering) makes some really sweet trikes. I understand they did this one as a custom job.

Just stick a plow on the front, and it’d be a fine way to clear the HMB.


paulheckbert
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That’s a cool fat-trike she’s got there. It sounds like she picked the winning strategy: stable, aerodynamic, low gear ratio, shorter route.

But the others who are currently cycling to the South Pole are doing it with less assistance:

Maria Leijerstam: accompanied by support/camera crew in a motorized vehicle (why are they never in the pictures? :-), didn’t start at the coast.
Dan Burton: unaccompanied, but used food & fuel caches and replacement wheel air-dropped by support crew.
Juan Menendez Granados: unaccompanied, unsupported, sometimes skis when the wind is excessive.

Granados:

discussion of support levels:
http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/antartic-bike-ride-unassisted-south-pole-886698-11.html


jonawebb
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paulheckbert wrote:But the others who are currently cycling to the South Pole are doing it with less assistance

Also, they’re actually riding bicycles. Has to count for something.


Pierce
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With near limitless technology and money, anything is possible

For the retrogrouches, five guys sailing in a small wooden boat across part of the south Atlantic ocean near the arctic in 1916 clothing:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365145041/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyage_of_the_James_Caird

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