While my experience of roads has mainly, but not solely been in Scotland since coming here in 2001. And yes some roads are a bit rough, they are generally pretty good compared to back home in rural Australia. And yes I ride my roadie a lot, back home and the first few years here it was everyday, now about three times a week, depends on whats going on regards mountain/road. These rides are rural rides as thats where I live but even the minor goat track singletracks up here in Scotland are far better condition than most of the major roads back home. pacific Highway, Olympic way etc.
One other thing while I'm up on my soapbox
The car drivers here are far more pleasant to share the roads with, sure there are some nutters here, as there, but generally I feel far safer here than I ever did back home.
Remeber it can always be worse, and glass half full type stuff, like how you just found a road that you need to find a diversion for, maybe a longer way round
Then again maybe you just need to toughen that arse up
Or one of those big fat eight inch square saddles they sell in halfords
Carlsberg dont build Singlespeeds but if they did.......they would probably look just like mine.
I've spent half my life on bikes.........the other half I wasted