One hundred days, 16 countries, 12,000 miles by motorcycle—and rain. Lots of rain.
“It was the worst day of riding I’ve ever had in my entire life,” Pat Sherwood says of the ride out of Guadalajara, Mexico. He describes the rain as not just torrential but “biblical.”
“It’s freaking freezing outside,” continues Sherwood, whose hands are so frigid he can barely extend his fingers.
His mantra for the day?
“Don’t die, don’t die, don’t die, don’t die, don’t die.”
After thawing out, it’s on to CrossFit 72700 in Cholula, Mexico, and CrossFit Hermosillo.
But, by Day 27 in Palenque, Mexico, Sherwood and videographer Ian Wittenber find themselves in a heap of trouble: Wittenber’s bike won’t start.
“The bike,” Wittenber says, laughing, “the bike is everything on this trip. If we don’t have the bikes running, we don’t have a trip.”
Video by Ian Wittenber.
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Additional reading: Roadkill Fitness: Surviving and Thriving Through Variance by Pat Sherwood, published Sept. 30, 2013.