The Torch crosses the USA with Eduardo!
Globetrotter 90° achieves its next target: Belgian rider Jessica Leyne, the only woman to take on this trip around the world on the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, has now concluded stage three. Having arrived in San Francisco, she has handed the torch to the next Globetrotter, Eduardo Generali.
The Brazilian Globetrotter will cover 3900 km in 13 days, to reach Indianapolis, documenting the trip in real time thanks to the Globetrotter torch.
It has been a hugely successful trip for Jessica Leyne, 27 and originally from West Flanders, a maths teacher and web designer who has completed another adventure of which to be proud on the Japanese islands.
Jessica’s trip was packed with emotional experiences, as she herself recounts. On Kinki island she saw the famous “Meotoiwa”, or rather the “married couple rocks”, a symbol of love. The contrast between very modern Osaka and the forests and white beaches she saw en-route proved to be an evocative one, as was the traditional castle in the centre of Chūō-ku city – “A great example of how the ancient can live in the modern”, recounted the Globetrotter. Once back in Tokyo, “Jess” crossed the Pacific, arriving in San Francisco to meet with Brazilian Eduardo and hand him the bike and torch on 5 October.
Now it’s the turn of Eduardo, 28, a tour guide and riding instructor. He hails from Itu, in the State of São Paulo in Brazil, and his passion for two wheels was passed on to him by his father. He will travel the roads of the Western United States, from California to Indiana in the Midwest. He will visit legendary racetracks such as Laguna Seca and adventurous routes such as Pikes Peak in the Colorado mountains, the setting for the famous “race towards the clouds” that Ducati won on three consecutive occasions from 2011 to 2013.
Follow Eduardo adventure here on his blog and if you are around, contact here for a ride together!