(Australian Road Rider
Gets David Davo) Jones To Ride Across Australia and Back! In
Under 6 Days!!!
How To Cover Long Distances
On your Motorcycle Around Australia.
In this podcast Andy interviews David “Davo” Jones from
southern Queensland who has ridden and continues to ride
phenomenal distances by motorcycle.
If you’ve ever had a hankering, like I have to do some big
days on the bike? You will love this interview. Davo is a very
personable bloke who tells it like it is without a big head,
and simple matter of fact honesty. You see, all the rides Davo
talks about are documented and ratified and that means
How does 1600k’s in 24 hours sound? I know someone else who
has done that, big deal, you say?
Then try 2464 k’s in 23 hours 21 minutes
or 4430 k’s in 45 hours 22minutes
or 2724 k’s in 23 hours that’s Darwin to Port
Augusta, check it out on a map!
or 6370 k’s in 3 days 22.5 hours
or how about this one! 10,274 k’s in 5 days 21 hours and 17
minutes from Byron Bay in N.S.W to Denham in W.A. and back.
And before you label Dave as irresponsible, reckless and a
speeder then you better listen in because Davo tells you how he
does it solely with safety and speed limits in mind. In fact he
can’t get his ride ratified if the average speed exceeds the
posted speed limit.
I was in awe during this interview, Davo knows his stuff and
can certainly teach the rest of us a few things, even if it’s
as simple as get your bum on your bike more often.
Davo covers, trip planning, tiredness and fatigue, bike
communication, lights and spotlights, trip preparation and much
much more. I’m sure like me you will be enthralled by Davo’s
accounts of his transcontintal exploits across this wonderful
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Davo also runs three websites too, and you can
check them out here.
Iron Butt Riding
Long Distance Riding Australia
Kawasaki GTR Club
How does 10,367 km in 5 days, 21 hours, and 17 minutes sound
for a quick ride? Peter (The Bear) Thoeming asked David (Davo)
Jones to take the Kawasaki 1400 GTR description of
”Transcontinental Tourer” literally and be the first to
cross Australia and return on this brand new bike to validate
A couple of months ago I interviewed Davo and he let out the
bag he had just completed this ride and was waiting for the
publishing treadmill to roll around to getting it in
print. It’s a great read in the Jan/Feb issue of Australian
Road Rider where Davo tells all about the trip and the
If long distance riding is your bag and this article gets
you sweating to jump on your bike for days on end? Have a
listen to Davo’s interview and get the tips and lowdown you’ll
need to know make it real.
You can also learn more about Davo and Long Distance Motorcycle Riding.