From the October 19, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1916, 100 Years Ago.
"A couple wild west cow punchers and ranchermen landed in DeKalb this morning from the Bar T Ranch near Denver. They are Clifford and Donald Adee and they had come all the way from Denver on motorcycles to visit friends."
Even a trip by automobile back then of that distance was quite an accomplishment, even more so on a motorcycle and you might have thought they would have done it on horseback because of their profession.