Went for a ride on some local gravel roads and remembered it's time for one of their Spring/Fall "maintaining" of the roads, which means using a grader to move all the loose gravel from the shoulders and crown back into the well-packed wheel ruts that used to be damned near like concrete. So, had to hold a more moderate pace on roads I usually run at higher speeds.
Kinda sucked, but good practice for thick, loose gravel, I guess. It was 93 out and our first hot day of the year: temp guage moved quite a bit depending on my speed, which was good because it reminded me I really need to get a Thermo-Bob on. New tires trumped the Thermo-Bob for the first half of this fiscal year.
Oh well, a couple of good rounds of thunderstorms and a couple of weeks of traffic will get those roads back in shape in no time and they should stay that way until they grade 'em again in the Fall.