QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Jun 1 2010, 03:56 PM)
I agree about potholes in Hertfordshire, we were near you in Sawbridgeworth for the weekend, and the roads are atrocious.
My commute, as you probably know, takes me from where I live in Hertfordshire, to where I work in Essex.
There is quite literally a line across the road - where Essex tarmac'd up to the border. And the Essex roads are just brilliant. They get potholes, of course, but they get filled with a nice level filling and fully resurfaced when that's necessary.
Hertfordshire is just rubbish. The bit between Harlow and Sawbo I don't think was ever done properly, the top layer of the tarmac doesn't reach the curb on either side and it is just nightmare for riding. Where potholes are filled, they are still with a dip, or in one or two cases over-filled and become a lump. Drains are patched around, when the patch fails it is re-patched, and re-patched, and re-patched...just dreadful stuff!