To See the Way Forward
Post-Script: Much more could be said in reference to the symbolism of the Wild West inherent to our automobile culture, but I've said enough already. It was a very nice day to ride, and for the most part people were well behaved out on the road.
This particular Ticonderoga pencil, which I used to write this piece (though considerable editing was done during transcription to typewriter), is one of those where the lead seems overly brittle and breaks too easy. Which reminds me of the various pencil blogs and the fun it is to read through them.
I had initially thought to bring fountain pen, but that would have entailed (due to Murphy's Law) bringing the bottle of ink also, and so in the end I opted for pencil and sharpener, and wasn't disappointed. Such a simple device, the pencil, and with the right combination of lead and paper seems butter smooth.
Typecast via Remington Quiet-Riter, photos via Lumix G5.