Throwback Thursday – CrossFit’s “Go South” Series Takes Us from Nor Cal to South America on a Motorcycle

October 08, 2015

In 2013 Pat Sherwood and Ian Wittenber from CrossFit HQ set out on the trip of a lifetime… 100 days, 16 countries, and 12,000 miles all by motorcycle, starting in Santa Cruz, California, and ending in Santiago, Chile. The 14-episode series was both entertaining and inspiring, so we’re bringing it back up for a Throwback post!


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.



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