Journeys Webcast #12 | Beating Depression & Anxiety—The 1st Woman To Motorcycle Africa Solo | Jo Rust

Meet Jo Rust—The first woman to travel around Africa alone on a motorcycle (and a bicycle). She is an adventurer, motivational speaker, author, professional off-road motorcycle trainer, tour promoter, and brand ambassador. (formerly for BMW Motorrad, currently for KTM in South Africa). This is her journey and story on the Journeys Webcast hosted by Allan Karl WorldRider. Please subscribe to my channel

This is a replay of the twelfth episode of the JOURNEYS Webcast—Adventure & Discovery In The Time of Corona. Allan Karl and Jo Rust chatted from San Diego to South Africa when this show originally Livestreamed on July 6, 2020.

“Get out of the pool of fear and take a swim in the ocean of possibility.” – Jo Rust


Johannesburg-born Jo Rust is one of the world’s most prominent women in adventure travel. Jo is no stranger when it comes to traveling roads less traveled. She holds many records, including the fastest female cyclist to ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town—solo. Jo was the first person to cycle around South Africa—solo. And she was the first woman in history to travel throughout Africa by motorcycle—alone. That journey lasted longer than a year and had Jo logging more than 45,000 kilometers through 28 countries, including some of the toughest on the African continent.

Jo has a passion for adventure, exploration, exercising power over the mind, and often going where others dare not. Jo continually pushes the envelope to overcome the impossible.

This Lively Discussion With Jo Rust Touched On Many Of These Topics

  • The Journey From Cyclist to Motorcyclist | How an unfortunate theft changed Jo’s life forever.
  • Winning the Battle Against Anxiety & Depression | How perspective helped Jo find opportunity and possibility.
  • Battle of Bikes, Brands, & Ambassadors | Why Jo defected and crossed to the other side from BMW to KTM.
  • Off-Road Training & The Minds & Actions of Students Who Are Men | With ego-filled motorcyclists, how do men AND women related to Jo on the training course.
  • Touring Africa—What You Must Do & What You Can Avoid | Jo Rust adventures takes people from all over the world to all over Africa. We get her hot tips.


The Journeys Webcast is a weekly live stream event where travelers, entrepreneurs, vintners, chefs, musicians, authors, speakers, and ordinary people living extraordinary lives come together for an hour of storytelling, inspiration, idea-sharing, and connection.

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