We just finished the last leg about 4 hours ago,and the black flies are rugged! If your not camping you'll be fine-if you are it's interesting-we camped. We're in Newfoundland right now and are told the ferry 's are backed up at least a week even if you have reservations. Not to take away from those who did the new section when it was tough,but it's no problem now-thus I call it the Laberdoodle. It took us 3 days to do the 884 miles of dirt,average 50 mph;some stuff near Manic 5 where we started was tough but we've done the whole trip in the rain so that probable was the cause. Everyone seems to say they will continue to pave the whole thing so get er' done while you can.