Thank you, V-Tom, for your fine photographs & reports of travels in Newfoundland and Labrador!
I should have told you how to deal with potholes in Newfoundland.
Look for kids selling maps.
For just a loonie, you can get one of two kinds of maps:
TYPE 1: These maps show you where the potholes are, so you can avoid them.
(Unfortunately, these maps become outdated and useless in about a week, because of new holes.)
TYPE 2: These maps are more useful, because they deal with the larger and more scenic potholes.
They are maps showing you the route to take to get OUT OF the pothole, in case you ride into one.
P.S. I thought of you while riding through Port Perry on Aug 11 (-> YOW) & Aug 12 (-> YYZ).