Before He Became Che
Before he became known as a Marxist guerilla commander, before he became a figure emblazoned on T-shirts, before he ever came to be known as “Che,” all the guy had was a buddy, a bike and an epic road trip that lay ahead of him. This trip ultimately changed the course of not only his life but the lives of many.
In fact, after this trip, he became a figure who changed the course of world history as we know it. In December 1951, as a 23-year-old Argentinian medical student who went by the name of Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna, he hopped on his friend Alberto Granado’s old-fashioned Norton 500cc motorcycle. He left Cordoba, Argentina, without ever looking back.