Austin man returns from 22,500 mile motorcycle journey

Carl Davies returned from a 22,500 mile journey Sunday
Carl Davies returned from a 22,500 mile journey Sunday

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — On July 4, an Austin man set off on a record-breaking journey.

Carl Davies returned Sunday night from his 22,500 journey across all U.S. states except Alaska and Hawaii.

During the four weeks of riding, Davies was raising money to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which took the lives of two of his friends.

Davies says he averaged about 800 miles a day during his trek, breaking a world-record along the way.

Now, he’s ready for the comforts of home.

“I need a shower, a change and a nice comfy ride in my car,” he said.

Davies says the money raised from his trip will go towards Max’s Ride for ALS and Lifeworks.

He doesn’t know how much he has raised yet but says the people at Max’s Ride have been keeping track of that. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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