“Modern Motorcycle Diaries” Goes Viral

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com

Would you do it? Ride most everywhere between Alaska and Argentina, spend 500 days doing it and shoot more than 600 hours of video? Alex Chacon of El Paso, TX has done it on a 2007 Kawasaki KLR 650 and chronicled his adventures in words and video on his website. He’s also pared the footage down into a 9:23 video titled “A Modern Motorcycle Diaries” that filled with challenging roads, stunning scenery and a few spills:

Since being posted on YouTube a month ago, the video has been viewed more than 415,000 times.

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