When you ride into a small-town people understand and take note the exposure you have dealt with; the wind, rain, cold, dust and heat. Its an almost automatic reaction to strike up a conversation about where you came from, where you’re going and how cool it is to be riding a moto. I have experienced this on every ride I’ve done in Patagonia. Its such a remote and beautiful part of the world that even non riders understand how amazing it is to see, hear and smell the surrounding in a way that only a moto offers. Don’t get me wrong there are days when its 38 degrees F, raining and windy and the jealousy of comfortable travel is reversed. Riding past cars in those conditions can sometimes make people think those dudes are nutz. But that’s the nature of adventure riding and that is what creates the open doors!
Motorcycle riding like many adventure lifestyles is one which creates respect from adversity. In Patagonia the good days are amazingly awesome days and the bad days are great days. The reward for riding here is 10-fold and the beauty and remoteness are beyond description. The photos I capture on every motorcycle tour I guide are unique and inspiring but rarely give justice to the scene I am trying to capture. Here at Moto Patagonia we strive for those authentic adventure rides, and I honestly believe we deliver that feeling of authenticity.