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Utah man is first to ride a bicycle across Antarctica to South Pole

Dan Burton at the base of South America before journeying to Antarctica.

Congratulations to Daniel Burton for becoming the first human to ride a bicycle across Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 50-year-old former computer programmer from Utah reached his goal on Tuesday, completing a 730-mile ride over mountains and snow ridges across the desolate frozen continent in 50 days.

At his blog, The South Pole Epic, …

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Explorer abandons attempt to reach South Pole by bicycle

A Boulder, Colorado, man arrived safely back in Chile this past weekend after abandoning his attempt to be the first person to ride a bicycle to the South Pole.

Eric Larson, 41, launched the solo Cycle South expedition from the Hercules Inlet on the Antarctic coast on Dec. 20 with a goal to cover the 750 miles to the South Pole by Jan. 12.

Eight days after setting off, however, Larsen said he realized that he was only making about 10 nautical miles a day, not enough to reach his destination before his supplies ran out.

Climbing, headwinds, snow drifts …

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American explorer attempts bicycle journey to the South Pole

Eric Larsen riding bike in Antarctica

December might not seem to be the ideal time to embark on a bicycle touring adventure, unless your destination is the South Pole where summer arrives Dec. 21.

That’s where Boulder-based adventurer Eric Larsen is headed on his 750-mile Cycle South expedition.

The 41-year-old is riding and carrying his provisions — about 100 pounds — …

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