At a refueling stop,
Bob alongside his GTR
On the right, John sheds a layer of the clothing used to keep him warm in the early morning of their ride
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Davo was a motorcycle riding enthusiast who masqueraded as a successful real estate agent on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
After a few years without a motorcycle, in 2003 David purchased his first Kawasaki 1000 GTR and another love affair blossomed.
He formed the very popular GTR-AUS club and then a group he named FarRiders which promoted safe long distance endurance riding, within these groups (both of which John and Bob are members) Davo was an inspiration to many.
During 2009 Davo was living another of his dreams, he traveled to the USA where he completed the "Coast to Coast in 50 hours", Davo is the only rider who has completed this ride on the two continents, his next, and as it turned out his last ride, was in the "Iron Butt Rally" run over 11 days across the USA, he was within a couple of hours of the finish of this epic when a deer bounded across the road and hit the side of his motorcycle, the resultant fall proved fatal and we lost another of our legends.