Dave Barr begins his journey to travel around the world on his 1972 Harley-Davidson.
Dave Barr, a double amputee, set out from Johannesburg, South Africa with the goal to become the first person to ride across the six drivable continents. A native of California, Barr lost one leg below the knee and the other above the knee in a landmine explosion when he served in the South African military. He realized the importance of addressing the difficulties that face the disabled and began counseling others with disabilities. He rebuilt his 1972 Super Glide to accommodate his amputations and set about to ride around the world. For him, the trip was “an awareness trip for people with disabilities – and for those who may someday have a disability.” He completed his journey in 1993 in Australia after having traveled to Beijing, Moscow, Zaire, the Arctic Circle, and the Equator.