After about two weeks without a motorcycle, CrossFit Media’s Pat Sherwood finally comes face to face with the broken machine in the mechanic’s workshop. He likens it to a dead animal: “You can see a skeleton of what it used to be and there’s just carcass everywhere—that’s my bike.”
The decision is made to donate the bike to CrossFit San Miguel de Tucumán, and it throws a monkey wrench into the Latin American motorcycle adventure Sherwood and videographer Ian Wittenber started in mid-August in Santa Cruz, Calif.
“Everything happens for a reason, right? But I don’t know why the hell this happened. Honestly, I’m racking my brain for the positive outcome, and I don’t see it,” Sherwood says.
Wittenber travels to the final destination—Santiago, Chile—alone; Sherwood travels by plane. When Wittenber arrives in Chile, the moment is bittersweet.
“I’ve gone halfway around the world and it’s sad because Pat isn’t here to have gone halfway around the world,” Wittenber says.
Sherwood puts it more succinctly: “And suddenly it was over.”
Video by Ian Wittenber.
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Additional reading: International Exchange Mates by Pat Sherwood, published Dec. 2.