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September 16, 2013

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One hundred days, 16 countries, 12,000 miles—by motorcycle.

In this first installment of Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber’s trip from Santa Cruz, Calif., to Santiago, Chile, things go wrong before the adventure has even begun.

With 100 miles on his new bike, Sherwood is hit while riding on the highway near Santa Cruz. After a police report and visit to the doctor, though, he’s good to go.

The duo begins its ride through the Americas by first going north to the CrossFit Affiliate Gathering held Aug. 15 to 18 in Big Sky, Mont.

At this point, Sherwood is looking forward to what lies ahead.

“A little sprinkling of risk makes it that adventure,” he says. “I’ve got like a nervous excitement of the unknown. … It’s exciting in a very nervous way—it’s badass.”

Video by Ian Wittenber.

7min 46sec

HD file size: 144 MB
SD mov file size: 54 MB

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Additional reading: CrossFit Radio Episode 271 by Justin Judkins, published April 13, 2013.

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3 Comments on “Go South, Episode 1: To Big Sky”


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Well that seemed to end rather abruptly.


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Yesterday, a friend referred me to the Crossfit website so that I could read about the journey that Pat and his fellow bikers took through the US, into South America and down to Ushuaia.
I'm a recent and thusiastic, yet avid rider and own a BMW GS 1200 Adventure bike. I'm training for a 21 day tour across Patagonia, which I'll take in November. ( After watching these episodes, I have to say that I not only enjoyed watching the team address all of the challenges, and successes, but I also really enjoyed all of the cross-fit information that was in each episode, and throghout the 14 episodes.
In fact, as I'm training, I'm enthusiastic enough about cross-fit to want to alter my current training regimen and adopt Cross-fit philosophies. Well done Pat, and all of the folks at Cross-fit. This was certainly a worthy way to spend some money, and Pat was a great ambassador, showing us the stress, personal emotions, successes and joy over the course of the trip.
Well done all,
Thanks for sharing this with me and with others. I fell inspired by your hard work, and awesome journey.

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