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    Biking to the South Pole

    In case anybody hasn't seen or heard of this woman pedaling her way to the south pole on a bike..

    BBC News - Polar challenge: How do you cycle to the South Pole?


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    Man, total respect for her. hope she makes it. You wouldn't catch me trying that. Too darn cold. I'd rather try to ride to the heart of the sun

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    F**k that!

    Looks to me like the derailleur would freeze up pretty quick in the snow... 'specially being that close to the ground... she's gonna need a big ol' Camelbak...
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    Thing like this are both inspirational and annoying at the same time. The marvelous and boundless spirit of adventure that human beings have is always inspiring, but the “lets be the first to swim with Great White sharks with pork chops tied around our necks!” aspect of some of these things is annoying.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbroad View Post
    Thing like this are both inspirational and annoying at the same time. The marvelous and boundless spirit of adventure that human beings have is always inspiring, but the “lets be the first to swim with Great White sharks with pork chops tied around our necks!” aspect of some of these things is annoying.



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    ROFL so true.

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    What does this give that a Fat bike doesn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbroad View Post
    Thing like this are both inspirational and annoying at the same time. The marvelous and boundless spirit of adventure that human beings have is always inspiring, but the “lets be the first to swim with Great White sharks with pork chops tied around our necks!” aspect of some of these things is annoying.



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    Bwaaa haaaa

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    Doesn't she know she needs a niner?

    You'd think she'd have some sort of internal shift hub rather than a derailluer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    What does this give that a Fat bike doesn't?

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    much more rolling resistance!

    It seems a bit ridiculous that she's not using exactly the same kind of bike used in an existing snow bike race like the iditabike.

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    I'm not even gonna waste my time reading the lnk. All I can say is that I suggest that she rides to the Moon next...

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    Just read Ranulph Feinnes Bio... made me wonder about the feasibility of this... Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprunghunt View Post
    It seems a bit ridiculous that she's not using exactly the same kind of bike used in an existing snow bike race like the iditabike.
    Doesn't Iditabike follow more established routes that are much more likely to have seen some travel by other and trail packing? Many of the Idatabike accounts that I have seen/read involve lots of hike-a-bike when the route involves lots of fresh or wind blown deep snow.

    The Hannebrink franken cycle thing looks like a better option for blazing your own trail in the freshies.

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    From reading the article on the link I get the feeling she is not a cyclist. My guess would be that if she makes it she will have push a bike to the south pole not ridden a bike to the south pole.
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    I'm surprised the bike has a suspension fork (sweet White Bros tho)...would think the oil would gel up at 40 below...
    whatever...

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    No studs???
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    I applaud the spirit of adventure, but that bike is loaded with Fail.
    Good luck to her
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