I originally wanted to title this ride report, The Mask and the Motorcycle, playing on Beverly Cleary's book titled, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, that drew my young imagination years ago to an ongoing love for motorcycle travel. Then I thought better of it. I have already given Beverly credit in an earlier report, but a quick Google search shows her to be 104 years old and the recipient of numerous literary awards. Thank you, Beverly, for making Ralph S. Mouse a fixture in my mind and a motivating superhero forever. Ride Report #8 This was a 17 day, 4300 mile, unplanned, solo adventure. Things turned out well. Mostly. Well. Mostly.