So it seems where I am they don’t lay tarmac so good, really lumpy, not rough, but just not straight.
Anyway one new area I found to climb is brilliant and quiet, but the downhill is brutal, looks straight and fast, no potholes, but there’s a sneaky hard to see bump in the tarmac that jolts you forward and off the saddle.
First time was mental, nearly came off the bike. I’ve been anticipating it since and have a better idea for where it is now so I slow right down. Thing is I don’t want slow right down on that bit because… well Strava ahem and it’s ruining my fun after the climb.
Is there a way you deal with this type of rogue tarmac that lets you bomb over it at speed? For example - you know those speed bumps you see on flat roads, you can blast over those by standing out of the saddle and letting the bike move under you as your legs act as suspension, if that makes sense.
Can you do that downhill when going at proper speeds though, and in that sort of angle?