One hundred days, 16 countries, 12,000 miles—by motorcycle.
In this second installment of Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber’s trip to Santiago, Chile, Sherwood talks about his motivation for hitting the road.
“Every now and then, over a greater period of time, if I don’t do something that I consider bigger or on a larger scale or whatever, I just have an amazing sense of not being fulfilled,” Sherwood says.
After driving from Santa Cruz, Calif., to the CrossFit Tour stop in Montana, Sherwood and Wittenber visit Chris Spealler at CrossFit Park City in Utah. In the box, Sherwood talks to Spealler about what motivates the man who has competed in six consecutive editions of the CrossFit Games, missing only the 2013 main event.
On down the road, at Denny’s in Tucson, Ariz., after riding 250 miles on the highway, a wind-blasted Sherwood collects himself.
“The last two nights of riding, dude, have been rugged,” Sherwood says. “The wind, my God, the wind. It was like you saw 18-wheelers doing a little kind of swerve, so that wind would hit us on our bikes and it just felt like we were damned near gonna get knocked over. You’re just riding at a constant lean.”
He adds: “It’s just exhausting to do that mile after mile after mile. Your central nervous system is just fried.”
Only all of Latin America to go.
Video by Ian Wittenber.
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Additional reading: “Taking the Time for the Time of Your Life” by Pat Sherwood, published Sept.16, 2013.