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By Cody Warren
The Chronicle 

Riding to the top

 

December 26, 2019

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Chase Boehringer and his team group up for a photo in the shadows of Ojos del Salado. The green Kawasaki was a replacement bike that the team ended up renting from a local motorcycle shop after their Suzuki had mechanical issues. His two guides were past Chilean national champion enduro racers and his mechanic is one of the top Kawasaki technicians in Chile.

Ojos Del Salado, Chile – What do you do when it seems like everything that can go wrong does go wrong?

According to Chase Boehringer, you have to get resourceful.

Earlier this month, Boehringer, 29, claimed a world record for the highest altitude reached on a stock, unassisted motorcycle.

The excursion was unlike anything he had attempted previously. After months of preparation, training and traveling, Boehringer came face-to-face with "the most challenging experience that I have chosen to do."

Boehringer grew up riding dirt bikes with his father, though his latest expedition was nothing...



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