The plan: Me and my buddy, Dean, will ride from Portland, Maine, north through Quebec, across Labrador, then down Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. To finish, we'll take the Cat ferry from Nova Scotia, back to Portland. Our scheduled departure date is May 25. We've got two weeks to complete the journey. We'll be back in Portland on June 9. The Trans Labrador Highway opened more than a decade ago. Now, it's largely paved and not the grand adventure it used to be. I get that. Dean rode the loop (the other way) in 2009. Search the web, you'll find loads of ride reports from the Trans Lab. It's not hard to find pictures of people riding it on Harleys with street tires. It's not that exotic, anymore. So, am I too late for adventure? I don't think so. I believe adventure can happen anywhere, anytime you step out your front door. It's largely a state of mind, a personal, revelatory experience. It's not particularly tethered or dependent on what other people have done. It's an inward reaction to outward events. Adventure is being open to where your path takes you, to what (and who) it reveals. I don't feel I need to go to the ends of the Earth to find the experiences I crave. I'm not that into suffering. I just want to see what I haven't seen before. So far, I haven't run out of new roads to ride. The Trans Lab will be new to me. That'll be enough.