That road trip very nearly ended before it had a chance to really begin. Merging onto the freeway, this morning I’d greatly underestimated the road conditions, and hammered down. One eye on the road, one on the speed-o-meter, readying myself to set the cruise control. 35, 40, 45, 50-80...80?…As the ass end started to come around, ‘Aw hell, here we go’. Steer into it, and stay out of the brakes… …By god, I kept that ole turd on the road.