Apologies for the rant but i'm pissed off! For cyclists in central Scotland the Crow Road is one of the "famous" climbs and a popular route that many clubs and individuals will ride. The surface of it, particularly on the north side of it however pretty ropey and the roads that lead to and from the north side (especially towards Carron Valley) are extremely poor. So a few months ago i was along that way and there was some lovely, freshly laid smooth tarmac on the way to Fintry which i hoped was the start of some much needed repairs. Had a couple of rides over this but had not been up that way for a couple of months. Head up that way today hoping that some more resurfacing has happened. Indeed it has They've only come along and sprayed that horrible shitty mix of tar and gravel on the lovely new bit of road so now there are piles of gravel at the edge and in the centre and the good surface has not only been ruined in terms of it being pleasurable cycling road but also IMO made dangerous to cyclists and motorcyclists as a result. The exact same thing happened with the Old Glasgow Road to Stewarton - lovely fresh tarmac, really good job done which is there for a few months then they've gone and put their shitmix on top a few weeks back. What a waste of money! I dont agree with it but can understand that some might see there being a certain economic reasoning behind puting the shoot mix down as a cheap repear on poorly surfaced roads but why kill the good ones and waste the money and effort that was taken in doing a good job in the first place?