It's pretty much the same here in rural Ohio. I guess by "highway" I was referring to interstate highways. By and large, our state routes are well maintained 2 lane routes that are less traveled than the main "highways". Our country, or county roads, while not in bad shape, are not something you would want to try and make any kind of travel time by using. Thanks for the input.A thought: In the west generally, but particularly the more rural areas, have a think about avoiding ‘highways.’ Note that the ‘state routes’ _ARE_ highways. Taking county roads out here _can_ be very beautiful, but those roads can also frequently be in a poor state of repair. Many times the highway (state route) is much better maintained, and even actually better in terms of ride quality and places it goes.
Just a thought.