What you probably wouldn't have known was that he was a long way from home, skating alone on an epic voyage of discovery that led him from Melbourne all the way north to Cairns, a 4,000-kilometer route on just four little wheels.
When he set off in late 2020, Drury had no idea what would be possible. When asked on his 'Gordy Aboard' Instagram page where he was heading, he responded simply, "As far up as possible!"
But it soon became a daring attempt to traverse almost the whole side of a continent, a grueling but inspiring journey motivated by the global pandemic and the seemingly interminable lockdown.
"I just love skateboarding," Drury told CNN Sport, "and when the pandemic was happening, I was getting a bit of cabin fever. I started skateboarding longer distances just to clear my head a bit. I don't know; I was just looking for an adventure."
Drury's Instagram page displays his early forays into the Outback from his hometown of Broken Hill in New South Wales, and eventually he plucked up the courage to take his board a little further afield.
"I'm from rural Australia and I haven't actually seen anything anywhere on the coast before. So, this is all a new experience to me," he explained.
'This is so stupid!'
Friends and family were initially skeptical of his early ambitions and -- for a brief time - he thought they might have been right.
"I think when I first told them I was going to skateboard to Cairns, it was like, 'Whatever.' But when I started this trip, by the third day, I thought, 'This is so stupid!' I was exhausted, and my body was broken."
But with the encouragement of his loved ones back home, Drury found the resolve to continue.
Treating his skateboarding challenge as just another job proved psychologically key for Drury.
"I knew it's going to take me a few weeks to adjust to. After that, I'll get into the rhythm and that's exactly what happened. That's when I was like, 'Holy shit, I'll be able to do this!'"
In a WhatsApp exchange with Drury along the route, he catalogued some of the occupational hazards of a trans-continental skateboarder: "Fallen off twice. Severe chafe three times. Nearly stepped on four deadly snakes. Ran into the police five times. Nearly had heatstroke six times."
He skated anything from 50 to 100 kilometers every day. On one occasion he was on his board for 15 hours as he traveled 115 km.
He's won many new admirers for his good-natured tenacity, and he's been interviewed by journalists from as far afield as Germany, Norway, Iceland and Dubai.
Remarkably, Drury says his 100kg frame has basically stayed the same as it was when he first embarked on his challenge -- he blames beer and his poor diet for the lack of weight loss.
However, he has noticed one tangible difference in his appearance -- he thinks one leg is now bigger than the other, while he boasts "the best tan in all of Australia."