Polar Ice Ride 2013 Preparations


24 December 2012
For this challenge Putoline specially developed the 4T POLAR.
This oil is still liquid at -51ºC / 60ºF, while regular oil has a pour point of approx. -25ºC / -13ºF.
PIR-Putoline Polar oil


26 December 2012
Adventure Food breakfast, meals and energy drinks for about forty days!
PIR-Adventure food


28 December 2012
Brandsma makes the cable harness for the sled and the necessary wires on the R1.
They also made this control panel holding 6 switches for the heated clothing.
The specially made curly cable goes into my Lookwell polar overall
where it will be connected to the Klan clothing.

PIR-Control panel heated clothing


6 January 2013
Test ride.
PIR-Test ride


13 January 2013
New logo designed by wesselskarikaturen.nl
Logo PIR


13 January 2013
Ride-On Motortours supplied a 220V-100W wire which, after winding around the carburetors will preheat them.
PIR-Carburetors preheating


13 January 2013
Carburetors with a layer of aluminium tape.
PIR-Carburetors insulation


Electrical engineers of Brandsma B.V. fitted the sledge with a wire harness and LED lighting.
The R1 got an extra Xenon lighting, electrical modifications and a central regulating unit for the electrical heated clothing and helmet.
PIR-Brandsma-BV


18 January 2013
All sponsors and supporters travel with me thanks to Remmerden Reclame
PIR-Stickers printed

PIR-Stickers


19 January 2013
This is it! The POLAR ICE RIDE R1 ready for action!
The picture was taken in a full view 360 degree studio, soon the result of that will be available.
You can already download the R1 in full view before it got customized at xyz-imaging
Polar Ice Ride R1 ready for action


20 January 2013
Photo session in suitable weather.
PIR-Fotosessie

Ready to go…
Wheels will be used only when Sjaak reaches land near Inuvik, Canada.
Photo by: Ronald Brandsma BV, the company which did the electrical for the R1 and sledge.
PIR Klaar

Sponsors 2013 Polar Ice Ride


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