A Motorcycle Journey Aboard Honda's ST1100 - Fernando's World Tour

Five Years, 100,000 Miles, A Honda ST1100-And One Big World

By Claudia Ar?valo, Photography by Fernando Valsesia, Dean Groover

On June 28, 1995, I decided to embark on a motorcycle journey around the world. I have always enjoyed going on long trips during which I would perform a small challenge, such as walking across the Andes Mountains from Argentina to Chile. Now, my goal was to travel across five continents on my motorcycle, a Honda ST1100, which I decided to baptize with the name "Elisa," a combination of the names of my parents, Elio and Isabel.

So far, this journey has netted 100,000 miles traveled through situations of all kinds. I have found myself involved in social and political situations which were truly dangerous-and also miraculous. And now on my journey across the American continent, new stories and experiences have accompanied me and sustained my desire to travel from one end to the other; from the end of the Carretera Panamericana in the town of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, to the other extreme: Alaska, USA. Let me share part of my journey with you.

By Claudia Ar?valo
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