I realise I'm opening myself up to a ribbing but oh well.
First off I was looking at buying a road angel but I went off that idea. I can't see much point anymore as I get stuck in a queue of traffic behind a dawdler on every journey. If I do manage to go fast enough and there is a policeman waiting with a gun then I might as well take the points as it is now a very rare occurrence that I can get much above 40mph, let alone the NSL.
Secondly the state of the roads have gone from bad to worse. We haven't had more than a week below freezing and we haven't had any snow but there are so many large pot holes around that pushing on results in a real risk of bending a wheel. It's not like the pot holes are small ones either, they're some of the biggest I've seen and generally mid corner or full of water so you don't spot them until the last minute.
Thirdly the road surfaces are so broken up I can't remember the last time I used full throttle without spinning a wheel. I have tried perfecting the mashing and sawing but even in a straight line it's getting a bit laborious. Even the A roads are suffering. Going sideways might be fun but it's going to get expensive playing in Tarmac craters.
Fourthly the volume of traffic has some how increased yet again and with it the number of plebs has risen too. Usually they make a lot of effort to get out the junction and cut infront of you to then go slowly down the road, drifting over the white line and bumbling about in the cabin.
Oh and I can't even remember the last time I saw plod on the road.