The planned event, to present at the Horizons Unlimited in the Maritimes in Nova Scotia, may not be realized. Hurricane Arthur was knocking on the door threatening to hit the Maritimes. What is Madeleine going to do? She is not the type that will back off and cancel. She promised everyone she would be there to present and share her motorcycle riding experiences. She will not be defeated by two major roadblocks.
WAIT!!! Madeleine has 2 motorcycles and a scooter, yaaaayyy!! OK, the scooter is not a viable candidate for such an adventure. There is "The Boy", her 14 year old Ducati Monster that also needs a clutch, but still capable of going on a 1,800 mile ride (per her mechanic). There is only one minor problem "The Boy” has never carried so much camping gear. Despite the weather conditions, Madeleine decides to load the bike and ride it to the Maritimes in Nova Scotia. Somehow, she managed to pack everything she needed on that bike. Some people say "less is more". She had the concern of "no tools". What if something goes wrong? Madeleine has always been lucky to find someone to help a "damsel in distress". Sure enough, as you read below, she found someone with tools to help.