It’s summer and it’s hot and the sun was blinding. I don’t handle heat particularly well. But as I rode along this brand new asphalt I thought “Damn, this is nice!” And my photo conveys the feeling well.
Unfortunately they haven’t finished repaving this stretch of road yet and when the new pavement ends, it’s been milled and is just sitting there in very rough shape. It’s doable on my road bike, but only barely. I can’t wait until the whole road has been resurfaced.