Across America By Motorcycle

2022: The Conclusion Begins!

Newsletter No. 19 At long last, I am in the final stages of planning and preparation to continue my tribute to C.K. Shepherd’s 1919 epic transcontinental journey across America on his 1919 Henderson Four. I originally began this tribute ride on the 4th of July 2019 riding my own 1919 Henderson (“the Red One”), but Read more »

20/20 Vision

Newsletter No. 18: March 27, 2020 It has been too long since my last update. I was kind of waiting for something to report, and now there is so much else going on in the world that this adventure hardly seems important. Still, I can sense the continued interest in the project and now is Read more »


From left: Lloyd Hill, Me, my wife Laura, Carolyn Shaw, Dr. Charles Shaw, and Andy Faust. I AM NOW BACK HOME IN OHIO: On the afternoon of Monday, July 29th, I flew home from Flagstaff, Arizona, arriving home around 1:30 am on Tuesday. Willie Fernandez, my driver (and, as it worked out, my indispensable support Read more »

How I Found C.K. Shepherd’s Son

My attempts to research and discover any archival details (original manuscript, photos, etc.) from C.K. Shepherd’s 1922 book, Across America by Motor-Cycle, were stymied for years because I could not discover his full name. Ultimately, I resorted to a “brute force” approach. I logged into the WWI military records section of The National Archives in Read more »

Map and Timetable Update

Here is a quick Memorial Day weekend update to let you know the web site and YouTube channel has some new content related to my route and schedule this summer. The Route page on the web site has a link to the narrated moving map YouTube video, 4:52). A high-resolution image of the map is Read more »