On tonight's ride I discovered that several miles of my loop were recently paved. Oh, it looked great, all lined with new paint, and nice, wide shoulders, jet black.
However, I felt like I was riding in mud. My speed was normal, though. My effort was normal. But I couldn't get over the feeling that I was going s-l-o-w. How can this be? It seems like I should feel faster. I hate it when the bike plays with my mind.