This past Thursday a buddy and I made the trip over to Conway to visit Whitehorse Gear before the summer crush. We took 302 thru Vermont, crossed the river, then did Lost River Road from Wells River to Lincoln. It was some of the roughest, most winter-damaged pavement I've ever ridden on! Sand, gravel, and even entire chunks of pavement missing. My GS handled it well, but my friend on his RT was feeling it!
We entered Lincoln and the road smoothed out. It's actually a nice town in the off season. Then onto the Kanc, where the pavement was so absolutely perfect it seemed like NH had hired an army of janitors to sweep the entire stretch!
It was awesome scooting along thru the curves with an evenly matched partner, catching glimpses of snow-covered peaks in my peripheral vision. No cars. No worries about cross traffic. Not a single crack in the pavement!
It's funny how when I lived in California and could ride every day of the year I never experienced anything like the passion of an early Spring ride back here in the frozen Northeast!