I don't know how many of you guys and gals live in the country and have to contend with some gravel roads to get to and from home. I confronted the county grader operator and his supervisor last year and again this year about excessive gravel on the one mile of road from home to the nearest blacktop. I have about 3 hills to ride in that mile and the road is covered in course sand and rock about the size of quarters, especially at the bottoms of all the hills. The operator claims the rain washed it down there but the catch is we haven't had enough rain this summer to wet much more than a postage stamp. Recently I was at the bottom of one of the hills and was met by a truck flying over the oncoming hill. We were only about 10 seconds apart and I couldn't get out of the tire path in the middle of the road. Vehicles had parted the gravel into 3 bare strips down the road, with the center strip the widest.(The other "path" to my right was a mess so I was in the middle path) My side of the road had two ridges of gravel and a "wind row" along the edge. It kind of put the fear of God in me about riding "My road". If I ride slow there is less control but the results of a crash are less deadly, if I ride faster the front wheel is more stable but the results of a wreck are more deadly. I've gotten no satisfaction from his boss and this 20+ year old kid told me his boss says he is doing a good job and if I don't like his grading job I should move to town. I say Kiss his a**, but there is little else I can do.( I asked him nicely last year if he couldn't get rid of the excess gravel at the bottom of the hills) The county commissioners just play "Hot potato" with the matter and refer it to the same supervisor I already talked to. I am thinking about making an angled drag device to pull behind my tractor to move the excess gravel to the side. The county would probably have me arrested for "improving" the road but it would make an interesting argument in from of a judge. I hope few of you have my "problem" or are better riders than I am at riding on "ball bearings".