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    Borealis Yampa to the South Pole

    Just a little update for anyone that is interested:

    I have been testing out my new Borealis Yampa and will be putting it into a crate in a day or two and then shipping it via DHL down to Punta Arenas Chile later this week. Hopefully it will be there before I fly out to Punta Arenas on Nov 15th. I will then fly to Antarctica on Nov 23. After a few days on Union Glacier acclimating and making sure everything is working right I will fly down to Hercules Inlet and start biking to the South Pole.

    Here are a couple of links that talk about the expedition:
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    That is awesome! Best of luck to you on your trip. Planning on shooting video of the adventure?

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    Yes, I will be getting as much video as I can. I have an Emmy Award winning producer that wants to make a TV series of the expedition.
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    Incredible. Best of luck and safe travels!
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    I'd like to see someone ride the road from McMurdo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    I'd like to see someone ride the road from McMurdo.
    That would be interesting. The nice part about doing it that way would be that all the crevasses are filled in and you have no navigation issues. It removes a lot the adventure of the expedition. The problems I see with that route are that private expeditions use ALE which has a base camp at Union Glacier and it is a long flight and therefore expensive to start at McMurdo. The distance from McMurdo would be longer. Also I don't know how the katabatic winds would be going through the mountains. Overall it just didn't make sense for me to start there.
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    Pics of the bike! Let's see it!

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    Best of luck, and don't do a Captain Scott.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Pics of the bike! Let's see it!
    This is from the article the original poster linked to:
    Borealis Yampa to the South Pole-1381439_414408032019621_1230770151_n.jpg

    He has more pics on his blog: The South Pole Epic

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    PS, I saw the bike in person a couple weeks ago. Dan is awesome and rents out Moonlanders for a good price. Hit him up if you're in Utah.

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    What are you doing to train for this ride?

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    I ride my fat bike as much as possible. Did the white rim in a night a few months ago, and do longer rides as much as possible. I get tied down by the store a lot so I don't get as much time as I would like but feel like I'm good to go 10+ hours a day. As far as the cold goes, I'll just have to deal with it when I get there.

    I'm putting the bike in a crate tomorrow and will get some more pictures then.
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    Here is the bike and the crate that will be shipped by DHL to Punta Arenas Chile. I will uncrate it there and move it onto the plane that will fly us to Antarctica.Borealis Yampa to the South Pole-1383797_417425735051184_1635147377_n.jpg
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    Looks like too much weight on the rear and not enough on the front, but what do I know! Best of luck with the expedition and be careful!

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