A man has accomplished more than many people ever will in their lives. But he’s not famous, although his friends think he should be for his story.
"If I was a top actor in the world today i would want to do a story on Dave Barr."
Dave Barr has made his life what many people would only dream of, constantly crossing items off his bucket list.
"I've been well used, let's put it that way," Barr said.
He's traveled the world, been in war, and earned two Guinness World Records.
"I established a Guinness Book of World Record in 1997 that nobody has been stupid enough to try and best since then," Barr said.
Barr traveled 83,000 miles across six continents. It took him three and a half years. And when he went to Guinness with his journey, they said it didn't count. So he did it again.
"Nobody is going to beat this record,” Barr’s friend Joseph Alivero said. “I can't comprehend anyone on this planet that can physically do this."
And then Barr was hungry for more. Five years later he received his second world record for traveling the Outback.
"No one had even got a motorcycle or motor vehicle of any kind to those extreme points. It was 10, 000 miles in six weeks," he said.
"It'd be comparable to someone basically climbing Mount Everest without oxygen and without any Sherpa’s," friend Don Tompkins said.
Barr is also a United States Veteran. He served three years in the Marine Corps and fought in Vietnam.
But what makes this story more impressive is his will to succeed despite a huge obstacle-- his health.
"Unfortunately on August 29th 1981, the vehicle I was traveling in initiated a soviet made TM-57 and a tank mine," Barr said.
He spent more than nine months hospitalized going through 20 operations. Four of which were for amputations.
"It left me with my right leg off above the knee, and my left leg off just below. I’m burned on my hands, my upper arms, all over my back, and I’m deaf in my left ear and I tell people if that's not enough I’m color blind as well," he said.
But Barr isn't complaining, he says the accident is God's way of sending him down another path. Something he's incredibly thankful for.
"Because if I can do what I’ve done with 160% disability there is nothing standing in another person's way except themselves," Barr said.
"He's very humble. He wasn't seeking money or attention,” Tompkins said. “He just went out and did these things and i think that's what makes it the most remarkable."
The motorcycle Barr rode during one of his world record rides is sitting on display in the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame.
For more information on Dave Barr and his story visit his website.