I visited my daughter in McComb, MS for a few days and got to ride. I went out on old hiway 24 and knew instantly what I had from descriptions on here. Nasty stuff. Then it smoothed out pretty nicely. I'm assuming it was a difference in age of the sealing.
Since it's 9 degrees here at home, it was delightful to be able to ride down there. It was rainy off and on while I was there so coming back from my ride I pulled onto an in-town divided 4 lane, hit wet oil and went down hard. You know how you hear about things going into slow motion? Yep! Half way down I remember thinking, "This is going to hurt!" My helmet hit hard and even while sliding on the pavement I may have even said out loud, "Good thing I had my helmet on!" Weird. There was a local cop getting gas right by there and saw me go down and came running. He thought the van behind me had hit me. He wanted to take me to the hospital when he saw the blood on my leg and finger and the big chunk of my helmet left behind on the pavement, but I just hurt. Road to my daughter's apartment, took a nice long HOT shower and lived on ibuprofin for a couple days.
Hey, at least I got to ride. The only damage to my bike was torn handlebar tape. Not bad.