The nice pavement we have enjoyed in the Piedmont area of NC is rapidly disappearing. After all the wet weather, the icing, scraping of roads and lack of funding for road improvements for several years we have more miles of washboard and gatoring than I've seen before. I'm betting it's just going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.
You can even hear the pavement crumbling under your tires. I'm just glad my bottle cages work really well because I'd constantly have a water bottle jumping off the bike. It's actually pretty dangerous in places where not only there are huge potholes, there are cracks wide enough to grab and wheel and leave you moving without the bike.
Riding over some areas today made me think about those poor guys doing Paris-Roubaix. Maybe I just need to be a Cross Bike?????