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Eric Larsen testing his fatbike earlier this year at Churchill, Canada. He'll be riding a Surly Moonlander fatbike with specially designed racks by A-Train Cycles and custom high volume, low profile panniers made by Granite Gear.
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Eric Larsen icebiking Antarctica.
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"Gear-wise, I've had to pare things down quite a bit from my previous 'comfortable' supported ski South Pole trips."
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"Going later in the summer, I'm hoping for more stable weather and snow conditions."
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"[i] am hoping to cover 25 to 40 nautical miles each day."
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"I think the first half of the journey to the Thiels [the halfway point to the Pole] should be pretty straight forward as the snow is generally harder and more wind packed."
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"To have enough energy at the end of the trip when things are generally the most physically demanding and mentally challenging, it is important to conserve energy in EVERY way possible." In the image, Eric previously on the ice.
courtesy Eric Larsen, SOURCE

ExWeb interview: Cycle to the South Pole, Eric Larsen's dream expedition

Posted: Nov 05, 2012 01:38 pm EST

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(Correne Coetzer) Three Poles explorer, Eric Larsen announced an attempt on his dream expedition, cycling from the coast of Antarctica at Hercules Inlet (80°S) to the Geographic South Pole (90°S). His trips are not really about being the fastest or the strongest, rather they are about telling stories and engaging people in a unique experience, Eric says to ExplorersWeb. This cycling from the coast to the Pole though will be a world first attempt; covering a distance of 1130 km / 750 miles and possibly further. Eric tells...

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