June 6, 1924 - June 12, 1924
Marshall, Missouri to Worland, Wyoming
1,379 miles

June 6, 1924 

Marshall, Missouri to Salina, Kansas 

280 miles 

I left Marshall at 4:00 a.m. on a hard dirt road. Nothing went wrong until I hit Kansas City. I took a bad spill, tearing up my knee a little. I met a fellow on an Indian Scout from N.Y. State at Topeka, Kansas and rode the rest of the day covering 280 miles. We stayed in a barn just east of Salina. My new partner is going to Limon, Colorado with me and going on to San Francisco alone. Phil’s Indian Scout. The backrest didn’t survive the journey

June 7, 1924 

Salina, Kansas to Grainfield, Kansas 

210 miles 

Leaving Salina early with Brown of New York. We had good hard dirt roads most of the way. There were deep ruts and we both took three hard spills bruising us up a little. We covered 210 miles and stayed in a barn east of Grainfield, Kansas. Today we have been going up a slight grade for 150 miles with wheat fields on both sides. 

My side partner with the Indian: 

Leroy D. Brown 

734 Dolores St. 

San Francisco, California 

James P. Myers  - Phone 

June 8, 1924 

Grainfield, Kansas to Hugo, Colorado 

205 miles 

I had trouble with my front wheel and was detained in Grainfield until about 10:30 a.m. The rest of the day we rode fast over good dirt roads. The road all day has been a little uphill. The altitude of Hugo is about 4000 feet above sea level. We rode 205 miles and stayed in a barn overnight. I am now running on Mountain Time. 

June 9, 1924 

Hugo, Colorado to Denver, Colorado 

via Colorado Springs 

210 miles 

We left Hugo, Colorado about 4:30 a.m. [and rode to] Limon, Colorado where we had breakfast and separated, Brown going to Denver and I to Colorado Springs. From Limon to the Springs I had fairly good roads. I arrived at the Springs at 9:30 a.m. and started at once to see all there was to be seen. First I went to the Garden of the Gods, which is about seven miles from the Springs. The Garden is made up of a natural formation of curious rocks. Some of the rocks have been worn and carved by the winds and water that they look like images of animals. The Garden of the Gods is about a mile square. From there I went to the Cave of the Winds and then took the road to Pike's Peak. On arriving at the entrance to Pike's Peak I was told that it was impossible for me to go only a few miles up the highway as the snow was too deep. Yesterday I was told they had a skiing contest near the peak. From the highway I went to the Seven Falls which is a continuous falls striking level places seven times before getting to the bottom. I then left Colorado Springs (5 p.m.) and headed for Denver, Colorado, arriving at Denver at 9:15 p.m. During the day I covered 180 miles. I am staying at the YMCA here. I ran around Colorado Springs about 30 miles. The road between Colorado Springs and Denver has an altitude of between 6,300 and 5,200 feet. The altitude of the Springs is 6,200, Denver 5,200, and Pikes Peak 14,192 feet at the top. 

June 10, 1924 

Denver, Colorado and Vicinity 

50 miles 

Altitude of Denver 5,300 feet I left the Y. at 9 a.m. to see the city of Denver, Colorado. I toured around until about noon and then started for Lookout Mountain. Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody's) grave is at the summit of the mountain about 25 miles West of Denver. The road leading to it is not very steep but it takes a good car to take it in high. It is uphill for about 10 miles. They have a museum at the top near the grave and a monument which has Buffalo Bill's guns and relics. It also has paintings of him and his battles with the Indians and buffalos. It has a number of pictures of him on the stage and of the Wild West Show. I think the site of his grave is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. On one side [are] the snow capped mountains and [on] the other - in the valley below - Denver. 

June 11, 1924 

Denver Colorado to Glendo, Wyoming 

260 miles 

Leaving Denver about 10 a.m. I had good luck and cement roads for about 30 miles. The rest of the road through Colorado was gravel and sand. The roads through Wyoming so far have gravel and hard dirt. The country in Wyoming is very hilly and more like a racer dip than any- thing else. All the roads average over a mile in altitude. The cowboys of other states always dress in old clothes and overalls, but in this state they most all dress like movie cowboys with floppers, high heel boots and red flannel shirts. I slept in a barn about 3 miles north of Glendo, Wyoming. Moto-Cycle running fine. 

June 12, 1924 

Glendo, Wyoming to Worland, Wyoming 

164 miles 

Left Glendo this morning at 4:00 a.m. and had good roads until I got 

to Shoshoni, Wyoming. At that place the bridge was washed out and I 

had to cross on a railroad bridge, a distance of about 1/2 mile. From 

there the roads were mostly sand and loose dirt. I passed through 

Wind River Canyon which is a very pretty place with bad roads. I also 

saw the small basin called Hell's Half 

Acre, which about 1/2 acre of badly bro- 

ken up ground about 100 feet deep in 

places. I covered 264 miles. 

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